Infection Prevention and Control – Online Learning

Looking to build or expand your knowledge in IPAC best practices? Check out our courses on IPAC core competencies and reprocessing, as well as specialized knowledge for different environments, including hospitals, community health care settings and long-term care homes.

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IPAC Core Competencies

IPAC Core Competencies are basic skills and knowledge all Ontario health care workers need to have.
This course will help learners improve their IPAC knowledge with the goal to help decrease the risk of transmission of infection in health care. This information can help protect workers, their clients/patients/residents, and co-workers from infections, regardless of their role, position, education and experience.

Target audience: All health care workers
Course duration: 10-15 minutes per module
Modules: 10
Certificate of completion: Yes, after completion of test at the end of each module. Users must score 100% on each test to receive the certificate for that module.
Technical requirements: Speakers or headphones required for audio component.
Resources: Resources for Trainers

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Reprocessing in Community Health Care settings

Following best practices in cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical equipment and devices helps prevent the transmission of infection to health care providers and clients and patients. This course provides you with:

  • general concepts in reprocessing
  • basic knowledge and skills for safely reprocessing reusable medical equipment/devices
  • knowledge related to the importance of following best practices and the consequences of inadequate reprocessing
  • best practices in reprocessing

Target audience: Health care providers who reprocess reusable medical equipment/devices in community settings such as clinics, clinical office practice settings, family health teams, community health care centres and other community health care settings.
Course duration: 2 to 4 hours
Modules: 9
Certificate of completion: Yes, after completion of test at the end of each module. Users must score 100% on each test to receive the certificate for that module.
Technical requirements: Speakers or headphones required for audio component.

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Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) Case Scenarios

Each scenario provides an opportunity for learners to enhance their understanding of CDI surveillance and outbreak management and apply knowledge to complex CDI situations in daily practice. This includes applying the case definition, correctly classifying cases, identifying follow up actions and reporting cases appropriately according to provincial requirements.

Target audience: Infection Control Professionals and health care providers who identify and manage CDI cases and outbreaks in Ontario hospitals
Course duration: Each scenario takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Scenarios: 5
Certificate of completion: No
Technical requirements: Speakers or headphones required for audio component.

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Orientation for IPAC Leads in Long-Term Care

New or experienced IPAC Leads in Long-Term Care homes can use these resources as a guide to build the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be successful in their role. In addition to six webinar-style presentations, PHO has developed an IPAC guide and a checklist for professional development activities and key resources.

Target audience:  IPAC Leads in Long-Term Care homes
Presentations: 6
Certificate of completion: No
Technical requirements: Speakers or headphones required for audio component.

Visit the Orientation for IPAC Leads in Long-Term Care page and scroll to the bottom to find the webinars.

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IPAC for Non-clinical Staff in Congregate Living Settings

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Fundamentals training resources will help you learn how to protect yourself and your residents from infectious disease. Please choose the module that is most appropriate for you.

  • Non-clinical staff working in Retirement homes
  • Non-clinical staff working in Congregate living settings (e.g., group homes)

The time to complete a module will vary, depending on which stream you choose and your prior experience with IPAC concepts.

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Updated 31 July 2020