Educate yourself on PPE - new resources now online!
To help educate and build awareness of best practices, the College's IPAC program has produced the following PPE resources:
- A poster you can display in your reprocessing area
- Step-by-step instructions with photos for your office procedure manual
- A 5-minute video for office staff demonstrating how to properly put on and remove PPE
For more information see Educate yourself on PPE.
The College's Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) program reviews and assesses infection prevention and control practices in physician offices and clinics. Led by the IPAC Committe, the program:
- promotes infection prevention and control standards to physicians and their office staff,
- audits compliance with those standards, and
- where necessary, inspects reprocessing practices in physicians' offices.
In future, the IPAC Committee will focus on educating physicians about general infection prevention measures such as respiratory etiquette, hand-washing and office cleanliness.
Under the Health Professions Act, College Council is required to approve rules for physician participation in the IPAC program. Following circulation of the proposed rules to the profession, Council approved the Rules for Member Participation effective September 1, 2012.
IPAC Committee Members
Dr. Steve Chambers (Chair), Ms. Debra Doe, Dr. Tom Gillis, Dr. Mark Joffe, Dr. Marcia Johnson, Ms. Susan Lafferty, Dr. Thomas Louie, Dr. Max Ramsahoye
Phone: 780-969-5002 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 5002 (in Alberta)
Note: For more information on provincial government infection prevention and control measures: see Alberta Health.