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Welcome to IPAC Canada*

*Google Translate provides 'IAPC Canada' as the acronym which is used throughout this French website. The true acronym is 'PCI Canada'; however, the website translation cannot be changed.

IPAC Canada is a multidisciplinary member-based association committed to public wellness and safety by advocating for best practices in infection prevention and control in all settings.

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House of Commons Standing Committee on Health On November 2nd, IPAC Canada Board members Suzanne Rhodenizer Rose and Jennifer Happe appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee during their deliberations on Antimicrobial Resistance.  IPAC Canada has urged the implementation of a national surveillance strategy for antimicrobial resistant microorganisms.  IPAC Canada representatives. IPAC Canada representatives Jennifer Happe and Suzanne Rhodenizer Rose. Jennifer Happe, Suzanne Rhodenizer Rose with Bill Casey, Chair of the Committee.    See the Hansard
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CARSS 2017 Report Executive Summary The Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (CARSS) - 2017 Report executive summary is now available on Canada.ca.  The full PDF technical report will be available in both official languages to download from the website by mid-December.  In the interim, both the English and French PDF is available upon request by emailing carss-scsra@phac-aspc.ca.  English: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/drugs-health-products/canadian-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-system-2017-report-executive-summary.html French: https://www.canada.
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Canadian Nurses Association Choosing Wisely Canada Nursing List CANADIAN NURSES ASSOCIATION and IPAC CANADA have collaborated on the development of the document Choosing Wisely Canada Nursing List by convening an eight-member nursing working group consisted of infection prevention and control nursing experts from across Canada, representing a broad range of geographical regions and practice settings.  After deliberation o a significant number of proposed inclusions, the list subsequently underwent extensive consultation, with input from nursing experts in patient safety, members of the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties, patient advocates, CNA
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Webinar -Pan-Canadian Framework for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use This Webinar on November 23, 2017 (1pm ET) discusses the Pan-Canadian Framework on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Canada, provides an overview of the four key components of the Framework, and highlights next steps on the development of the associated action plan. More information....
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Other News
National Infection Control Week
Antibiotic Awareness Week
Release of the Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2017: Designing Healthy Living / Diffusion du Rapport de l’administrateur en chef de la santé publique sur l’état de la santé publique au Canada, 2017: Concevoir
Employment Opportunity
National Infection Control Week
2018 Conference - Call for Abstracts
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