IPAC Resources

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Precautions Signs

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

Hand Hygiene

4 Moments for Hand Hygiene 
Hand Hygiene Procedure 
Nails and Skin Care 
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
Masks, Visors and Eyewear 
Donning PPE for AGMP (poster)
Doffing PPE for AGMP (poster)
Patient Management 
Contact Precautions 
Droplet and Contact Precautions
Airborne Precautions 
Negative Pressure Rooms
Precautions Table
Discontinuing Precautions

Infectious Diseases

Acute Care Screening 
Information Sheet on ESBL for Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase 
Information Sheet on Influenza 
Antibiotic Resistant Organisms (ARO) Screening 
Patient Placement 
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

Urgent and Primary Care Resources

Primary Care Health Screening Questionnaire - Poster
Primary Care Health Screening Questionnaire - Clipboard
UPCC and Primary Care Health Screening of Patients
Cleaning and Disinfection in Community Clinic Settings - Poster
Cleaning and Disinfection in Community Clinic Settings - Clipboard
Point of Care Risk Assessment


Hand Hygiene Policy 
MRSA Patient Management
Personal Appearance 
Pet Visitation Policy
Influenza Protection Policy

Posters (used in healthcare settings)

Please Bring Your Own Toys, Magazines and Books  
Are You Feeling Under the Weather? 
Is Your Visit Necessary? Do You Have a Scheduled Appointment? 
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 receving.  Correct and consistent use of these forms helps to ensure patients recieve 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

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2021

Read articles on building resilience in children; how loneliness impacts health; tips and recipes for healthy to-go lunches; information about IBD and a feature about patient partners.

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Island Health asks for public’s assistance in appropriate emergency department use

Island Health is asking people to do their part to ensure our hospital emergency departments can continue to meet the care needs of patients experiencing medical emergencies.

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Island Health rebooking all June 29 COVID-19 immunization appointments at Glacier Gardens in Comox

Due to the extreme heat wave that is currently affecting British Columbia, Island Health is rebooking all COVID-19 immunization appointments that were scheduled on Tuesday, June 29 at Glacier Gardens in Comox. 

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