The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on infection prevention and control (IPAC) in Ontario’s long-term care (LTC) homes. In Spring 2021, the Ontario CLRI at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) released an IPAC resource page and eLearning series. We are happy to announce that new courses in our IPAC eLearning series are now available in French!
These eLearning courses focus on increasing IPAC knowledge and skills while empowering learners to protect themselves, residents, their co-workers, and their community. Learners will be able to apply their IPAC knowledge and skills to specific scenarios in LTC homes and situations they encounter in their communities.
“Our eLearning courses are based on situations that team members encounter in their work,” says Audra Thompson-Haile, Interim Director for the Ontario CLRI at the RIA. “This eLearning helps team members and essential care partners transfer IPAC knowledge to the care they provide.”
The eLearning courses we have available in our IPAC series in English and in French include:
- Break the Chain of Transmission: IPAC Core Concepts and Practices (prerequisite for the other courses in the IPAC eLearning series) – Also in French!
- Types of Transmission and the Chain of Transmission
- Additional Precautions and Routine Practices in Long-term Care
- Applying Best Practices for Hand Hygiene and PPE
- IPAC While Supporting Residents at Mealtime
- IPAC While Traveling To and From an LTC Home
- IPAC While Administering Medication
- IPAC While Supporting Residents with Personal Care: Peri-Care, Continence Care and Using the Toilet
- IPAC While Supporting Residents with Personal Care: Bathing, Dressing, and Grooming
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.