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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Personal Protective Equipment

Putting on Full PPE

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Taking off Full PPE

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Taking off one piece facial protection

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Putting on one Piece Facial Protection

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Putting on Flatfold N95 Respirator

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Library of Donning and Doffing Videos for PPE Relevant to LTC Settings

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management

How to Self-Isolate

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management

Cohorting in Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management

How to Cohort During an Outbreak of COVID-19 in a Congregate Living Setting

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Congregate Living Setting Resources Toolkit

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

Infection Preventation and Control: Long-term Care Home Checklist – Extender Orientation

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Environmental Cleaning

COVID-19 Webinar for Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Planning and Outbreak Management

COVID-19 – Resources for families and visitors: Long Term Care, Retirement Homes and Other Congregate Settings

Public Health Ontario

General

Pandemic Priorities: Question for families to ask during COVID-19

Family Councils Ontario, Elder Abuse Prevention, CanAge

Entrance and screening, Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Visiting your loved ones in care homes during COVID-19

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Taking off Flatfold N95 Respirator

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Putting on Mask and Eye Protection

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

How to Hand Rub

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Putting on Cone N95 Respirator

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Taking off Mask and Eye Protection

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Taking off Cone N95 Respirator

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Putting on Gloves

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

Taking off a Gown and Gloves

Public Health Ontario

Personal Protective Equipment

How to Hand Wash

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

COVID-19 IPAC Fundamentals Training

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 – Long-Term Care Homes

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

Prevention and Management of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management

At a Glance: Planning for Respiratory Virus Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management

Key features of influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and Other Common Respiratory Viruses

Public Health Ontario

Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Management of COVID-19 Cases

Reference Guide: De-escalation of COVID-19 Outbreak Control Measures in Long-term Care and Retirement Homes

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management

At a Glance: Infection Prevention and Control Fundamentals

Public Health Ontario

Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

COVID-19: Outbreaks in Long Term Care and Retirement Homes – Updates Guidance

Public Health Ontario

Entrance and screening, Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

COVID-19: Visiting Long-Term Care Homes

Ontario Health

Entrance and screening, Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Guide for Visits in Long-Term Care – No Outbreak

Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care

Entrance and screening, Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Guide for Visits in Long-Term Care – Outbreak

Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care

Entrance and screening, Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Universal Masking, Physical Distancing, Planning and Outbreak Management, Surveillance and Outbreak Management

Guide: Welcoming visitors to your home during COVID-19

Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care

Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene Tips, Tools and References

Dementiability

Physical Distancing

Dementia Isolation Toolkit

Dementia Isolation Toolkit Team

Physical Distancing

13 Engagement Ideas While Practicing Social Distancing

Positive Approach to Care (Teepa Snow)

Physical Distancing

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Association

Human Resources

Individualized Meaningful Engagement through COVID-19 and Beyond

Dementiability and Behavioural Supports Ontario

Physical Distancing

Individualized Meaningful Engagement through COVID-19 and Beyond

Dementiability and Behavioural Supports Ontario

Surveillance and Outbreak Management

COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance Update

General

First Link Dementia Helpline

Alzheimer Society