Long Term Care and Retirement Homes

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Infection Prevention and Control Reference Guide 2016-2017

The Infection Control Reference Guide provides recommendations and resources for long term care facilities and retirement homes.

Specific activities for Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) programs within our local North Bay Parry Sound district

Procedure for reporting illness as it relates to the reportable diseases list as outlined in the HPPA O. Reg. 559-91. Amended to O.Reg. 96/03


This document is targeted to management and infection control practitioners in long-term care facilities and retirement homes. Responsibility for the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Program in a facility lies primarily with the senior administration of the organization. Implementation of the program rests not only with the IPAC team, but also with nursing managers, Environmental Services, Occupational Health and Safety, directors of medical services, central reprocessing and other departments and individuals in the facility impacted by the effective delivery of the program. 

General Information 


Enteric Illness


Active Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Resource for Clinicians Checklist 
Canadian Tuberculosis Standards - 7th Edition      
Normes canadiennes pour la lutte antituberculeuse, 7e édition 2013    
Desk Reference for Health Care Professionals  
Positive Tuberculin Skin Test Report
Labstract:  Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Smear Reports - correlation with the Canadian TB Standards, 7th edition, March 2014 
Labstract: Mycobacteriology and Tuberculosis (TB) Laboratory Update: Change to real time PCR for the direct detection of M.tuberculosis complex (Mtbc) and Mycobacteriumarium avium complex (MAC) [LAB-SD-114-000]    
Tuberculosis: Information for Health Care Providers - 5th Edition
TB Screening Recommendations for LTCHs
TB Screening Recommendations for RHs     
TB Screening Recommendations for Employees and Volunteers
The Online TST/IGRA Interpreter -  http://www.tstin3d.com/index/html

Environmental Cleaning


Fact Sheets

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)   English
Clostridium difficile  English
Communicable Disease Outbreaks in Long Term Care Settings  English
Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL)  English
Gastroenteritis   English / French
Hand Hygiene    English / French
Hand Hygiene for Health Care Settings    English
Influenza      English / French
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)  English
Norovirus    English / French 
Protect yourself and others from the FLU    English / French
Respiratory Syncytical Virus  English / French
Shingles   English / French
Understanding the Spread of Infection  English / French
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)  English


 last updated:  August 2016



North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

681 Commercial Street 705.474.1400
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