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 15 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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Screenshot Just Clean Your Hands – Long-term Care Public Health Ontario
Entrances, Hand Hygiene

‘Just Clean Your Hands’ Long-Term Care Program

Public Health Ontario

Entrances, Personal Protective Equipment

Tips to Avoid Common PPE Slips pdf [123.98 KB]

Entrances, Personal Protective Equipment

Recommended Steps for Putting On and Taking Off Personal Protective Equipment

Public Health Ontario

Entrances, Personal Protective Equipment

Video Tutorial: Doffing PPE

Public Health Ontario

Entrances, Personal Protective Equipment

Video Tutorial: Donning PPE

Public Health Ontario

Entrances, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking

Guidance on Cleaning and Storing Face Shield

Unity Health Toronto

Entrances, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking

Video Tutorial: Donning and Doffing PPE

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Entrances

Cover Your Cough Signage

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Entrances

COVID-19: How to Self-Monitor

Public Health Ontario

Entrances

Visitors Symptom Notice Signage (English)

Ontario Ministry of Health

Entrances

Visitors Symptom Notice Signage (French)

Ontario Ministry of Health

Entrances, Hand Hygiene

COVID-19: Signage on How to Wash Your Hands

Public Health Ontario

Entrances, Personal Protective Equipment, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Recommended Steps: Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Public Health Ontario

Essential Workers, Physical Distancing, Surveillance, Admissions, Declaring the Outbreak Over

COVID-19 Outbreak Guidance for LongTerm Care Homes (LTCH)

Page 3: New Admissions and Re-Admissions; Page 4: Ways to Increase Physical Distancing in the LTCFH; Page 16: Declaring the Outbreak Over; Appendix 1: PPE Recommendations for Staff on Work Self Isolation

Ontario Ministry of Health

Human Resources

Supports for LTC Home Staffing

Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI)

Human Resources

LTC Orientation for Incoming Support

Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI)

Human Resources

COVID Care Learning: Learning Platform for Health Care Professionals Supporting COVID-19 and Critical Ill Patients in Ontario

Ontario COVID-19 Education Task Force, in partnership with the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) and the Baycrest Centre for Education

Personal Protective Equipment

Rountine Practices and Additional Precautions in All Health Care Settings

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

COVID-19: Aersol Generation from Coughs and Sneezes

Public Health Ontario

Consumable Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Environmental Cleaning

Echo Care of the Elderly: COVID-19 Session 3 on Infection Prevention and Control Management of COVID-19

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Hand Hygiene

Signage: How to Use Handrub

Public Health Ontario

Universal Masking

Video Tutorial: Putting on Mask and Eye Protection

Public Health Ontario

Universal Masking

The Person Behind the Mask: Communicating with Clients Living with Dementia While Protecting Ourselves

The Alzheimer Society Peel and Mississauga Halton Behavioural Supports Ontario

Universal Masking

Video Tutorial: Using a Positive Physical Approach When A Face Mask Is Necessary

Teepa Snow – Positive Approach to Care (linked by the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI))

Universal Masking

Recommended Guidelines Pandemic Universal Masking in LTC/CC

Ontario Health (Toronto)

Physical Distancing

Ontario eConsult Program Web-Based Tool

Ontario Telemedicine Network

Physical Distancing

COVID-19: Physical Distancing

Public Health Ontario

Physical Distancing

Dementia Isolation Toolkit: Presentation Slides

University of Toronto and UHN

Physical Distancing

Quick Reference Flyer: VirtualCareTM Service

Ontario Health

Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management

Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Support Individuals Living with Dementia Maintain Isolation Precautions

Behavioural Supports Ontario

Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management

Guidelines for Supporting Clients Who Wander and Require Physical Isolation pdf [184.31 KB]

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Physical Distancing, Surveillance

Bordedom Busters for Long-Term Care

Ontario CLRI at Bruyère and iGen Ottawa

Planning and Outbreak Management

Mini Webinar: Ripples of Thoughtful Words for Communication at End-of-Life

Ontario CLRI at Bruyère and Algonquin College

Planning and Outbreak Management

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and other Long-Term Care Settings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Planning and Outbreak Management

Quick 10: COVID-19 Long-Term Care Home Update Checklist

Family Councils Ontario and CanAge

Planning and Outbreak Management

Keeping Families in the Loop: Bridging Conversations Through Mindful Communication with Families

Family Councils Ontario, Elder Abuse Prevention, and CanAge

Planning and Outbreak Management

Echo Care of the Elderly: COVID-19 Session 2 on Preparing your Long-Term Care Home for COVID-19

Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI)

Planning and Outbreak Management

Engaging in Advance Care Planning for COVID-19

Hospice Palliative Care Toronto

Planning and Outbreak Management

Serious Illness Conversation Guide

BC Cancer

Planning and Outbreak Management

Approaches to Goals of Care Discussions: Resource for Healthcare Providers

Ontario Palliative Care Network

Planning and Outbreak Management

Person-Centred Decision-Making: Documenting Goals of Care Discussions pdf [804.86 KB]

2019 by Drs. Kaya, Steinberg, Incardona, Myers, Ailon, Chakraborty, Grossman, Perri, Wentlandt, You & Ms. Andreychuk: Goals of Care Discussion Documentation.

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance

COVID-19 Virus Test Requisition (Pre-Filled)

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance

Guidance on Collecting a Nasopharyngeal (NP) Swab for Virology pdf [231.63 KB]

UHN.

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance, Management of COVID-19 Cases, Declaring the Outbreak Over

Public Health Ontario Webinar Series

COVID-19: Considerations for Long Term Care and Retirement Homes (LTC/RH)

Complete overview of key issues in preparing LTC/RH for COVID, including: 1) preparedness, 2) identifying outbreaks, 3) testing, 4) application of outbreak measures, 5) HCW mgmt, 6) essential visitor mgmt, and 7) reporting of outbreaks.

Surveillance

COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance Update

Ontario Ministry of Health