The Brant Community Healthcare system believes that each person, within his or her scope of activity, has the right to a safe and healthy environment.

The purpose of our Infection Control Manual is to provide a resource for personnel on policies and procedures concerning prevention and control of healthcare associated infections in patients and staff.

In the face of tougher federal regulations, ever-changing standards, bioterrorist threats, evolving pandemics, large-scale disasters, emerging infectious diseases, and multi-drug-resistant organisms, your hospital's IC efforts are more critical then ever before.

Goals and Objectives

The goals of the Infection Control Program are the driving force behind every recommendation and action of the IC program. The three main goals of the Infection Control Program are:

  • Protect the patient.
  • Protect healthcare coworkers, visitors, and others in the healthcare environment.
  • Accomplish the previous two goals in a cost-effective manner, whenever possible.

The success of the IC program is measured by its effectiveness in achieving its stated goals. The following objectives have been designed to ensure that the goals of the Infection Control Program are met.

  • Set and recommend policies and procedures
  • Comply with regulations, guidelines, and accreditation requirements
  • Collaborate and promote effective employee health
  • Intervene directly to prevent transmission of infectious diseases
  • Provide education and training to healthcare workers
  • Promote adequate resources for the infection prevention and control program
  • Act as a liaison between public health authorities and the Brant Community Healthcare System

Infection Control Resources

Public Health Agency of Canada Centre for Disease Control
Brant County Health Unit Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee (PIDAC)
Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care Community and Hospital Infection Control Association - Canada
World Health Organization (WHO) Association for Professional in Infection Control & Epidemiology
Ontario Hospital Association  

 

Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene is one of the most important factors in reducing the spread of infection. Check out our hand hygiene videos:

 
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