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Infection Prevention & Control

The Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) team ensures a safe environment for patients throughout PHSA and its programs, departments and services. Our mission is to ensure the protection of patients, staff and visitors from preventable infections.
The IPAC team works collaboratively with other groups within PHSA, other health authorities, the Provincial Infection Control Network of BC (PICNet), and regional and national health services in supporting best practices to prevent and control infections at PHSA facilities. Activities include: 

  • Hand Hygiene Program
  • Knowledge translation (education and research) 
  • Surveillance 
  • Outbreak management 
  • Construction consultation 
  • Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization consultation 
  • Quality improvement initiatives 
  • Policy and procedure development

Current Initiatives

Progress & achievements

The following reports provide information on the progress and achievements of IPAC: 

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