It’s a dry topic, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). With all the bug’s out there, how do you keep yourself and your patients protected? I have rounded up a few easy to use resources for reference.

If I had to choose only one reference for IPC, my go to would be the Isolation Pocket Reference for Adults from Alberta Health Services (AHS). This is a concise guide for selecting your level of protection when dealing with adult patients and common infectious agents.

For more detailed answers to your IPC questions, consult these made in Canada authorities:

References
Alberta Health Services. (2013, October). Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Diseases and Conditions Table : Recommendations for Management of Acute Care Patients. In Alberta Health Services. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ipc/hi-ipc-resource-manual-main-document.pdf

Alberta Health Services. (2013, January). Isolation Pocket Reference for Adults. In Alberta Health Services. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ipc/hi-ipc-revised7-isolation-pocket-reference-pr.pdf

Alberta Health Services. (n.d.). IPC Resource Manual. In Alberta Health Services. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/6854.asp

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). In Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/

Infection Prevention and Control Canada. (n.d.). In IPAC Canada. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://www.ipac-canada.org/

Public Health Agency of Canada. (2014, February 24). In Disease Prevention and Control Guidelines. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/dpg-eng.php