Health and Community Services

Infection Prevention & Control

This program area focuses on excellence in infection prevention and control practices in the province of Newfoundland Labrador. This will be accomplished, in collaboration with the Provincial Infection Control group (PIC-NL), by maximizing coordination and integration of activities related to health care associated infections, infection prevention and control, and surveillance using an evidence-based approach.

This is achieved by:

  • Fostering collaboration between the Regional Health Authorities on infection prevention and control issues;
  • Developing relevant policy and guidelines;
  • Providing knowledge to guide investigation or practices (i.e. best practice guidelines); and
  • Advocating on behalf of the community of practice for appropriate and sustainable resources
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Education

Healthcare Professionals

  • Immunizations
  • Infection Control Precautions
    Four mini-lectures have been prepared to review the chain of infection and practices for infection prevention and control that are relevant for all infections:
    1. Chain of Infection and Breaking the Chain video (16.3 MB)
    2. Point of Care Risk Assessment video (9.3 MB)
    3. Routine Practices video (12.8 MB)
    4. Additional Precautions video (14.3 MB)
  • Influenza
    • Influenza Specific Education videos can be found here.
  • Orientation Program for Infection Control Practitioners
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    Public Education

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    Prevention Materials

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    Infection Control Guidelines

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    External Links

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