*New* Infection prevention and control assessment checklist for primary care, specialty, and walk-in clinics during COVID-19
October 21, 2020
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To: Local health system partners
FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
Infection prevention and control activities (IPAC) are essential to protecting patients and staff in your clinical setting. This Advisory Alert highlights a new IPAC checklist from Public Health Ontario that can support clinical settings in examining, evaluating, and re-evlauating current IPAC practices in the context of COVID-19 using provincial recommendations and other essential information.
Key checklist components include:
- COVID-19 requirements for staff, patients, and visitors, including mask or face covering use, respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene, and screening (passive and active)
- Personal protective equipment (availability, choice, and use)
- Environmental considerations (physical layout, environmental cleaning/disinfection, medical device cleaning/disinfection/reprocessing, communication [including use of signage], hazard control, critical supplies and equipment, heating, ventilation and air conditioning recommendations)
- Administrative considerations (human resources, occupational health and safety, education)
The Infection Prevention and Control Assessment for Primary Care, Specialty and Walk-in Clinics during COVID-19 checklist can be found at:
The activites in the checklist are in addition to the use of routine infection prevention and control measures, existing legislation (i.e. CSA Group standards) as well as current direction from the province including Orders, Directives, Memorandums, Guidance, and other resources found at:
Please contact us at 705.522.9200, ext. 772 with any questions you may have.
Original Signed By
Dr. Penny Sutcliffe
Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer
NOTE: All Advisory Alerts are found on our website.
This item was last modified on October 21, 2020