IPAC Eastern Ontario (IPAC EO)
All IPAC EO meetings are held at the offices of the South Eastern Ontario Infection Control Network (SEOICN) in Kingston, unless otherwise stated. In addition, videoconferencing is available. See below for directions and details.
Minutes, attachments and educational materials from IPAC EO meetings may be obtained in the Members Area of this website. Contact Shirley McDonald [firstname.lastname@example.org] if you require login information.
Meeting RSVP: Ryan MacDougall [email@example.com]
Where: South Eastern Ontario Infection Control Network
- 181 Barrie Street, Kingston
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When: Wednesday, November 21 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Annual General Meeting)
- Agenda - to follow
NOTE: September meeting has been cancelled due to chapter Education Day.
MEETING LOCATIONS/VIDEOCONFERENCING INFORMATION
RSVP: Ryan MacDougall
Kingston (main site):
181 Barrie Street
See agenda for details.
- Belleville General: RSVP Lisa Tremstra [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Brockville General: RSVP Dana Finnegan-Yee [email@example.com] orTracey Spencer
- Kingston General: RSVP Mary Lu Sample [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Kingston Providence Care: RSVP Mary Lu Sample [email@example.com]
- Perth/Smiths Falls: RSVP Mary Lu Sample [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Q&A FROM MEETINGS:
Question: According to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, a lapse is defined as "a deviation from the IPAC standard of care, resulting in possible infectious disease transmission to patients, clients or staff through exposure to blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, mucous membranes, non-intact skin or soiled items.”
- What do you believe is bringing about the increasing awareness regarding IPAC lapses?
- What can we do as Infection Control Professionals to inform the public of what this all means in regards to their health and safety?
- How will/have you counsel those who question the safety of different facilities i.e. Doctor’s offices, hospitals?
- Do you have any resources to share regarding IPAC lapses?
Question: When do you test for Clostridium difficile infection?
- Answer: At the onset of diarrhea (when patient is placed on Contact Precautions) or when diarrhea has been present for 24 hours and patient meets the PIDAC definition. Refer to PIDAC's Annex C: Testing, Surveillance and Management of Clostridium difficile (January 2013)
- September 19, 2018 (HALF DAY)
- November 21, 2018 (FULL DAY + AGM)