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New IPAC eLearning Courses Released

Posted On: January 4, 2022

New IPAC eLearning Courses from the Ontario CLRI and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for AgingThe COVID-19 pandemic placed a spotlight on infection prevention and control (IPAC) in Ontario’s long-term care (LTC) homes. In the Spring, the Ontario CLRI at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) released an IPAC resource page and eLearning series. Now we have added to the eLearning series with two new courses:

  1. IPAC While Administering Medication
  2. IPAC While Supporting Residents with Personal Care: Peri-Care, Continence Care and Using the Toilet

The two new eLearning courses will increase IPAC knowledge and empower learners to apply their IPAC knowledge and skills to specific scenarios in LTC homes.

Our eLearning courses are based on situations that team members encounter in their work,” says Audra Thompson-Haile, manager for the Ontario CLRI at the RIA. “This eLearning helps team members and essential care partners transfer IPAC knowledge to the care they provide.”

Learners are still encouraged to take the pre-requisite course: Break the Chain of Transmission: IPAC Core Concepts and Practices.

eLearning courses now available

  • Break the Chain of Transmission: IPAC Core Concepts and Practices (a prerequisite for the other courses in the IPAC eLearning series) – Also in French!
  • IPAC While Supporting Residents at Mealtime – Also in French!
  • IPAC While Travelling To and From an LTC Home – Also in French!
  • IPAC While Administering Medication
  • IPAC While Supporting Residents with Personal Care: Peri-Care, Continence Care and Using the Toilet

Visit the IPAC in LTC page


The IPAC in LTC courses and training materials have been developed by the Ontario CLRI at the RIA in collaboration with an expert panel of IPAC specialists working in LTC and an advisory panel of LTC team members, essential care partners, and The Ontario Caregiver Organization.

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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