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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General

First Link Dementia Helpline

Alzheimer Society

General

Gentle Persuasive Approaches: 4th Edition Module Summary Pages

Advanced Gerontological Education

General

Housekeeping Tip Sheet: Caring for Residents with Cognitive Impairment in Long-term Care

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto; Baycrest; Psychogeriatric Resource Consultation Program of Toronto

Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing in Long-Term Care Homes: Providing Social Engagement and Inspiring Hope

Alzheimer Society Peel; Mississauga Halton Behavioural Support Ontario

General

Resources Compiled by Dementia Advocacy Canada

Dementia Advocacy Canada

General

PRC COVID-19 Health care workers and LTCH Staff Orientation on Deescalation Prevention July 14, 2020

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto; Psychogeriatric Resource Consultation Program of Toronto

Management of COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Infection in Persons Living With Dementia

BrainXChange

Physical Distancing

RGP of Toronto Senior Friendly Virtual Care Webinar Series Part 1

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Physical Distancing

Dementia Care During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Alzheimer’s Disease International

Physical Distancing

Dementia Isolation Toolkit Webinar

Behavioural Supports Ontario

General

Visiting your loved ones in care homes during COVID-19

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

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

Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19

World Health Organization

Personal Protective Equipment

Taking off (Doffing) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Alberta Health Services

Human Resources

Link2LTC

Ontario Long Term Care Association

General

LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

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

Best Practices for Prevention, Surveillance and Infection Control Management of Novel Respiratory Infections in All Health Care Settings

Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee

Consumable Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Guidance for the LTC & RH Sectors

Ontario Health

Entrance and screening

Screening Tools

AdvantAge

Personal Protective Equipment

PPE Supports and Other Essential Products and Services

AdvantAge

Planning and Outbreak Management

Goals of Care Conversation Guides

Speak Up Ontario

Physical Distancing

COVID-19 Activity Ideas

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

At a Glance: Congregate Living Setting Resources Toolkit

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Consumable Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases, Admissions

COVID-19 Directive #3 for Long-Term Care Homes under the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007 pdf [432.99 KB]

Screenshot Just Clean Your Hands – Long-term Care Public Health Ontario
Entrance and screening, Hand Hygiene

‘Just Clean Your Hands’ Long-Term Care Program

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment

Tips to Avoid Common PPE Slips pdf [123.98 KB]

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment

Recommended Steps for Putting On and Taking Off Personal Protective Equipment

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment

Video Tutorial: Doffing PPE

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment

Video Tutorial: Donning PPE

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment

Minimize your Exposure and Conserve PPE while Caring for COVID-19 Positive Patients pdf [46.36 KB]

Unity Health Toronto

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking

Guidance on Cleaning and Storing Face Shield

Unity Health Toronto

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking

Video Tutorial: Donning and Doffing PPE

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Entrance and screening, Universal Masking

COVID-19: When and How to Wear a Mask – Recommendations for the General Public

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening

COVID-19 Screening Tool for Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes

Ontario Ministry of Health

Entrance and screening

Cover Your Cough Signage

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Entrance and screening

COVID-19: How to Self-Monitor

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening

Visitors Symptom Notice Signage (English)

Ontario Ministry of Health

Entrance and screening

Visitors Symptom Notice Signage (French)

Ontario Ministry of Health

Entrance and screening, Hand Hygiene

COVID-19: Signage on How to Wash Your Hands

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Personal Protective Equipment, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Recommended Steps: Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Public Health Ontario

Physical Distancing, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, 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)