IPAC Resources

Precautions Signs

Contact Precautions
Droplet and Contact Precautions
Airborne Precautions
Airborne & Contact Precautions 

Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene in a Home Setting - Letter size (8.5x11)
Hand Hygiene in a Home Setting - Poster size (11x17)
4 Moments for Hand Hygiene 
Hand Hygiene Procedure 
Cleansing Agents 
How to Clean Your Hands with Alcohol Based Hand Rub
How to Clean Your Hands with Soap and Water
Information Sheet on Hand Hygiene 

Additional Precautions

You can watch donning and doffing videos on our IPAC Resources YouTube Playlist.

Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA)
PPE Skin Protection
PPE Donning and Doffing for Droplet + Contact Precautions
Donning PPE (reusable gown)
Doffing PPE (reusable gown)
Cleaning eye protection (w/o water)
Cleaning Eye Protection (w/ water)
Glove Selection 
Visual Guide to PPE
Donning PPE for AGMP (poster)
Doffing PPE for AGMP (poster)
Patient Management
Droplet and Contact Precautions
Airborne Precautions 
Negative Pressure Rooms
Precautions Table
Discontinuing Precautions (admitted adults)
Discontinuing Precautions (admitted pediatric patients)

Infectious Diseases

Information Sheet on ESBL for Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase 
Information Sheet on Influenza 
Antibiotic Resistant Organisms (ARO) Screening 
Influenza Patient and Public Information 
Antimicrobial Prescribing Guide 
Pneumonia: BC HealthFile   
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE): BC HealthFile  
Whooping Cough (Pertussis): BC HealthFile
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): BC HealthFile
Bacterial Meningitis 
Infectious Diarrhea 
Enterovirus D-68 
Hepatitis B 

Environmental Support Services

Cleaning Guidelines 
Linen - Clean and Soiled
Laundry Facilities in Non Acute Care 
Managing Food Delivery
Housekeeping Checklist
Bed Bug Information

Specific procedural recommendations

Storage of Decorative Items
Fixtures and Fittings
Signage and Other Posted Materials

Specific cleaning instructions

Cleaning Agitator Tubs / Hydrotherapy Tanks 
Cleaning Fans 
Cleaning Commodes 
Cleaning Suction Regulators

Community Based Program Resources (including Urgent and Primary Care

Community Based Health Screening Questionnaire POSTER
Community Based Clinic Health Screening of Patients ALGORITHM
Cleaning and Disinfection in Community Clinic Settings POSTER
Measles in Primary Care Infographic
Point of Care Risk Assessment Decision Support Tool


Hand Hygiene Policy 
MRSA Patient Management
Personal Appearance 
Animal Visitation Policy
Animal Visitation Guideline

Posters (used in healthcare settings)

Please Bring Your Own Toys, Magazines and Books  
Community Health Units & Clinics 
Hospitals & Residential Care Facilities 
The General Public 

Patient Care Forms

Patient care forms are used by nurses to help assess patient symptoms, to place patients in the correct type of room to fit their needs or to track what types of medications patients are currently receiving.  Correct and consistent use of these forms helps to ensure patients receive the best and most appropriate treatment.

ARO Screening Questionnaire 
Bristol Stool Chart
Daily IPC Surveillance Sheet for Long Term Care Facilities 
Influenza Vaccination & Prophylaxis Tracking Sheet

News & Events

First monkeypox case confirmed in Island Health, risk to the general public is very low

First monkeypox case confirmed in Island Health, risk to the general public is very low

One case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Island Health through laboratory testing at the BC Centre for Disease Control. The person resides in the south island. Island Health public health teams are conducting follow-up. The risk to the general public is very low. 

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parking sign

Pay parking resumes March 4, 2022

Effective March 4, 2022, pay parking will resume at all Island Health sites that previously had pay parking in place. 

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Caring for the Vulnerable

Caring for the Vulnerable

Healthcare professionals provide care in many settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools and people’s homes, but for those individuals who don’t have a fixed address and require care, some community health services staff go to them. 

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