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

To receive a tailored list of resources for your long term care home or retirement home, please fill out the Interactive Infection Prevention and Control Checklist

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Surveillance and Outbreak Management

COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance Update

Ontario Ministry of Health

Entrance and screening, Consumable Supplies, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Interim Guidance on Infection Prevention and Control for Health Care Providers and Patients Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in Hospital and Long-Term Care Settings

PIDAC

Entrance and screening, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, General

Virus Respiratory (Combined Throat and Both Nostrils) Specimen Collection Instructions

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Infection prevention and control (IPAC) program guidance

Ministry of Long-Term Care

Entrance and screening, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, General

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests: How to Collect a Sample

Ontario Health

Entrance and screening, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, General

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test: Sample Collection for Omicron

Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table

Entrance and screening, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, General

Use of Rapid Antigen Tests during the Omicron Wave

COVID-19 Advisory for Ontario

Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene Communication Toolkit

Healthcare Excellence Canada

Hand Hygiene

Free Digital Images to Support Hand Hygiene

Healthcare Excellence Canada

Hand Hygiene

Module De Formation En Ligne Sur La Dermatite Professionnelle Des Mains

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease

Hand Hygiene

Occupational Hand Dermatitis E-Module Training

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease

Universal Masking

Que faire lorsque vous portez un masque

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment, Planning and Outbreak Management

COVID-19 Guidance: Homelessness Services & Congregate Living Settings

City of Toronto

Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19 in Ontario

Ontario Ministry of Health

Universal Masking

What to do when you wear a mask

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease

Hand Hygiene

Comment garder vos mains en sant 

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease

Hand Hygiene

How to keep your hands healthy

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease

Universal Masking

Facial Hairstyles and Filtering Facepiece Respirators

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking

N95 and KN95 Mask Fit Testing (with OSHA Protocol)

Dr. Omar Mohammad & Dr. Alex Yeh

Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking

How to perform a proper N95 fit test

OHS Canada

Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking

Performing a Seal Check When Donning an N95 Mask

CHI Health

Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking

N95 Respirator Mask Fit Test Program

SOS First Aid

Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Best Practices for Managing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Acute Care Settings

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking

Respirator Fit Testing – N95, Half-mask, Full-facepiece

First For Safety

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment

Ontario Taking Further Action to Keep Long-Term Care Residents Safe

Ontario Newsroom

Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment

Infection Prevention and Control in Long-term Care Courses

Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment, Planning and Outbreak Management

COVID-19 Guidance: Homelessness Services & Congregate Living Settings

City of Toronto

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment

COVID-19 Preparedness and Prevention in Congregate Living Settings

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management

Managing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings

Public Health Ontario

Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)- Online Learning

Public Health Ontario

Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Environmental Cleaning

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)- Training Modules

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, General

Palliative Care Delivery in Long-Term Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

Environmental Cleaning

COVID-19 Deep Cleaning Guidance in Care Homes

National Health Service

Auditing, Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Physical Distancing, Environmental Cleaning, General

Health Care Huddles: IPAC Checkpoints

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, General

Interim Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern for Health Care Settings

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment, Environmental Cleaning

Cleaning and Disinfection of Resuable Eye Protection

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, General

Summary of IPAC Education and Resources for Long-Term Care

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Decision Aid: My COVID-19 Visit Risk

National Institute on Aging

Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Decision Aid: Staying or Leaving a Retirement Home During COVID-19 (French)

The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa

Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Decision Aid: Staying or Leaving a Long-Term Care Facility During COVID-19 (French)

The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa

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

Priority Strategies to Optimize Testing and Screening in Long-Term Care Homes

Government of Canada

Human Resources

Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes IPAC Human Resources Survey Report

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

General

Infection Prevention and Control of Caregivers and Families Course

McMaster University Continuing Education

Entrance and screening

Welcoming Indoor Visitors to Your Home During COVID-19

Ontario Ministry of Health

Planning and Outbreak Management

Guidance for COVID-19 Immunization In Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes

Ontario Ministry of Health

Planning and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Examples for Resident Cohorting in Long-Term Care Homes

Public Health Ontario

General

Coronva Virtus Resources: Translations

Public Health England

General

COVID-19 Printables: Multiple Languages

Health Design Studio

General

COVID-19 Multilingual Resources

The Immigrant Education Society

General

COVID-19 Translated Resources (Punjabi)

Alberta Health Services

General

COVID-19 Resources (Bengali)

The Immigrant Education Society

Management of COVID-19 Cases, Environmental Cleaning, General

WHO Advice on Corona Virus for the Public: English, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Kashmiri translations available

Indian National Young Academy of Science