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IPAC Champion Training Modules

Included here are 4 training sessions that have been designed for all facility IPAC Champions to watch. They are meant to be watched in order and include information about: The Champion Role, Hand Hygiene, PCRA, PPE and Environmental Cleaning. Allocate a least one…

Keeping hands clean (hand hygiene) and covering coughs and sneezes (respiratory etiquette) can prevent the spread of infections.
Wash Your Hands Regularly – 15 to 20 seconds with soap and water after going to the bathroom, before eating, sneezing or coughing into our hands
Use Alcohol-Based Hand…

Hand Washing
Wash your hands frequently using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use alcohol-based sanitizer (minimum 60%).
Wash your hands after using the washroom, before preparing or eating food, after contact with frequently touched surfaces, upon…

Download the Shelter Client Screening Tool.
This information is intended for a range of congregate living settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, supportive housing and other congregate living settings. As facility operators and leaders providing much-needed services, there are steps that…

Reporting Obligations

Suspected cases of both must be reported by the next working day by phone to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at 625-5930 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630, ext. 5930 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm).

 

Epidemiology

Aetiologic Agent:

Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli…

For information on general infection prevention and control measures, visit the pages below:

Symptoms of COVID-19
Physical Distancing
Masks/Face Coverings
Hand Hygiene & Gloves
Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes 
Environmental Cleaning
COVID-19 Vaccines
 

Additional Resources

Layers of…

Taking care of your teeth is important!

Regular dental care helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay in your mouth. Dental professionals (like dentists and dental hygienists) work with you to help keep your mouth healthy by cleaning your teeth, looking inside your mouth, and teaching you good…

A summary of current public health recommendations can be found on the COVID-19 Public Health Measures and Advice.
Communicate clearly to employees that Infection Prevention and Control Measures can still be used together, along with vaccination, for optimal effectiveness in stopping the spread of…

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1 in 4 school-aged children in Canada has a vision problem.

Children need healthy eyes to learn, read, write, see the board, be active and stay safe. It can be difficult to spot vision problems in children and left untreated, vision problems can affect a child's eye health for life…

Head lice (PDF) are a common issue at school. These tiny, flat insects live and breed on the head and pass easily from one person to another, usually through head-to-head contact. This is part of the reason why they travel so easily between children at school, who are more likely to have close…