IPAC+ Resource Library

A resource library to support the implementation of infection prevention and control (IPAC) practices in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and retirement homes (RHs)

IPAC+ is an initiative led by the Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, in partnership with over 20 institutions (see here). LTCF and RH stakeholders can refer to this library to assess IPAC preparedness and to access resources to support the implementation of evidence-based IPAC practices in their settings.

For more information on IPAC+ please email Keelia.QuinndeLaunay@unityhealth.to

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Planning and Outbreak Management, Declaring the Outbreak Over, Environmental Cleaning

Outbreak Prevention, Control and Management in Congregate Living Sites

Alberta Health Services

Management of COVID-19 Cases

Discussing Goals ofCare– A Wworksheet For Health Care Providers In LTC

Novia Scotia Health Authority

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Coronavirus: Managing delirium in confirmed and suspected cases

British Geriatrics Society

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Potential Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19 in Older Adults

Alberta Health Services

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Covid-19 Presentations in Frail Older Adults

University of Toronto

Management of COVID-19 Cases

Clinical management of patients with COVID-19: Second interim guidance

Government of Canada

Planning and Outbreak Management

Embedding sfCare in OHTs as the foundation of care for older adults with frailty

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Entrance and screening

COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open

Government of Ontario

Human Resources, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Reimagining Care for Older Adults Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Human Resources, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases

CFHI-CPSI Pandemic Preparedness And Response In Long-Term Care: Self-Assessment

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Auditing, Entrance and screening, Human Resources, Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases, Environmental Cleaning

Pandemic Preparedness and Response in British Columbia Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities: Self-Assessment

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Entrance and screening, Physical Distancing, Environmental Cleaning

IPAC for Extenders Session 2:

Public Health Ontario

Auditing, Hand Hygiene, Consumable Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases, Environmental Cleaning

Infection Prevention and Control for Long-Term Care Homes: Summary of Key Principles and Best Practices

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Consumable Supplies, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

COVID-19 Testing in Long Term Care Homes

Public Health Ontario

Environmental Cleaning

Cleaning and Disinfecting Virtual Care Equipment in Health Care Organizations

Ontario Telemedicine Network

Human Resources, Planning and Outbreak Management

Fall Preparedness Plan for Health, Long-Term Care and Education

Government of Ontario

Human Resources

Ontario Matching Portal

Ministry of Health

Human Resources

Resources to Support Virtual Care in Long Term Care Homes

Ontario Telemedicine Network

Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Remote Monitoring for COVID-19 Patients

Ontario Telemedicine Network

Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Virtual Care for Mental Health & Addictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ontario Telemedicine Network

Environmental Cleaning

Key Elements of Environmental Cleaning in Healthcare Settings

Public Health Ontario

Management of COVID-19 Cases

Cohorting During an Outbreak of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Homes

Public Health Ontario

Physical Distancing

How to physically distance in long-term care

Public Health Ontario

Auditing, Entrance and screening, Human Resources, Hand Hygiene, Consumable Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases, Admissions, Postmortem Care, Declaring the Outbreak Over, Environmental Cleaning, General

Preparing for and Managing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

Public Health Ontario

Hand Hygiene, Consumable Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases, Environmental Cleaning

IPAC Extenders October 2020 Webinar

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening

COVID-19: Long-Term Care Homes Screener

City of Toronto

Planning and Outbreak Management

City of Toronto

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Covid-19 Swab Test Order Form for LTCHs and RHs

Ontario Health

Auditing, Entrance and screening, Human Resources, Hand Hygiene, Consumable Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases, Admissions, Postmortem Care, Declaring the Outbreak Over, Environmental Cleaning, General

Webinar Series: Patient Partnership in a Time of COVID-19

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Entrance and screening, Physical Distancing

CFHI Webinar: Spotlight Series: Policy Guidance for Reintegrating Essential Care Partners During COVID-19 and Beyond

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Auditing, Entrance and screening, Human Resources, Hand Hygiene, Consumable Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases, Admissions, Postmortem Care, Declaring the Outbreak Over, Environmental Cleaning, General

Covid-19 Fact Sheets in 35 Different Languages

Covid-19 Health Literacy Project

Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management

Supporting smoking cessation in long-term care, mental health, legal and ethical considerations during COVID-19

OTN Geriatric Additions Rounds

Physical Distancing, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

COVID-19 Health Care Workers and LTCH Staff Orientation on De-Escalation Prevention Webinar

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Physical Distancing

Together Apart – A Guide to Visiting From A Distance

Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, Oxford and Ontario

Physical Distancing, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Dementia and Covid-19: Strategies for Caregivers – Tips & Safety During Covid-19 Videos Part 4

Alzheimer Society

Physical Distancing, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Dementia and Covid-19: Strategies for Caregivers – Tips & Safety During Covid-19 Videos Part 3

Alzheimer Society

Physical Distancing, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Dementia and Covid-19: Strategies for Caregivers – Tips & Safety During Covid-19 Videos Part 2

Alzheimer Society

Physical Distancing, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Dementia and Covid-19: Strategies for Caregivers – Tips & Safety During Covid-19 Videos Part 1

Alzheimer Society

Physical Distancing

A Guide for Virtual and Telephone Visits

Alzheimer Society of Oxford

Entrance and screening, Physical Distancing, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Advantage Ontario

Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Thinking About Removing Your Older Loved One from Long Term Care During COVID19? Checklist

Behavioural Supports Ontario and CanAge

Physical Distancing

Dementia Programs/Services during COVID 19 & LTC FAQ

Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto and LTC FAQ

Planning and Outbreak Management, Admissions

LTCH Admission and Discharge Amendments During COVID-19

Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

PIECES: 3 Question Template to Prioritize COVID 19 concerns

P.I.E.C.E.S Canada

Admissions

Virtual Approaches to Cognitive Screening During Pandemics

Canadian Geriatrics Society

Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management

Guidelines for Supporting Clients Who Wander and Require Physical Isolation (French)

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Management of COVID-19 Cases

Management of Residents with COVID-19 in LTC

University of Toronto

Universal Masking

5 Things to Remember about Face Masks and Coverings

City of Toronto

Universal Masking

Proper Use of a Cloth Face Mask

City of Toronto

Consumable Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Self-isolation: Guide for caregivers, household members and close contacts

Public Health Ontario

Hand Hygiene

How to clean your hands effectively

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Hand Hygiene, Physical Distancing, Environmental Cleaning

COVID-19: Tips for supporting people with dementia

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Universal Masking

How to Wear a Mask

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre