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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Environmental Cleaning

COVID-19 Deep Cleaning Guidance in Care Homes

National Health Service

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

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

Entrance and screening

Social Visiting Guidelines for Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living Facilities

British Columbia Ministry of Health

Planning and Outbreak Management

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

Ontario Ministry of Health

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

Infection Prevention and Control COVID-19 Recovery Checklist For Long Term Care Settings

Vancouver Coastal Health

Entrance and screening, Human Resources, Admissions, Environmental Cleaning

COVID-19 Recovery Public Health and Infection Control Key Principles & Safety Plan For Long Term Care Settings

Vancouver Coastal Health

Personal Protective Equipment, Management of COVID-19 Cases

IPAC Recommendations for Use of Personal Protective Equipment for Care of Individuals with Suspect or Confirmed COVID‑19

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

IPAC Extender Session 3 LTC Checklist

Public Health Ontario

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

Management of COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19: Have COVID-19 or Been Exposed

City of Toronto

Hand Hygiene, Universal Masking, Physical Distancing

Tip Sheet #2: Proper Infection, Prevention & Control Practices pdf [546.08 KB]

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Auditing

Infection Control Assessment Tools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Auditing, Physical Distancing

COVID-19 Physical Distancing Audit Tool

Shared Health Manitoba

Entrance and screening, Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment

Long-term care & assisted living COVID-19 resources for operators

Vancouver Coastal 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

IPAC COVID-19 Resources

Vancouver Coastal 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

Long-Term Care, Assisted Living COVID- 19 Resource Toolkit

Fraser Health

Auditing

COVID-19 Safe Workplace Checklist

Invest Northern Ireland

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

Infection Control Resources And Tools

Association of Family Health Teams of 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

Topic-specific infection prevention

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

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

Infection Prevention and Control Resources

IPAC Canada

Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene E-Learning Tool

IPAC Canada

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