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May 14, 2015 - CIC Prep Series. • 10 weeks. • Modules released each week with 10 MCQ's. • Weekly teleconference to discuss answers. • Interest for the fall?
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Public Health Ontario: Waterloo Wellington Infection Control Network (WWICN) Update May 14 2015 Jill Richmond Network Coordinator WWICN

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LTC & Retirement Home Community of Practices (CoPs) Upcoming dates: • Retirement-September 23, 2015 (meet twice yearly) • LTC-June 17, 2015 **date changed** from June 3 (meet quarterly)

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Environmental Services LTC CoP • Upcoming date: June 11, 8:30-10:30 • Location: Sunnyside Home • Michelle Ramirez and Kathy Bromley

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Non Acute Care ICP Training Program • 10 month, certificate program • Targeted at those that work in non acute care settings • Online modules supplemented with RICN mentorship • No cost • IPAC Canada endorsed program • Accept 4-5 students/RICN • Application currently available • Deadline June 15, 2015 www.oahpp.ca

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PHO IPAC Initiatives for LTC • UTI Interventions pilot project • JCYH analysis tool revisions • Activities to support national IPAC Week • October 19-25, 2015

• IPAC Exchange planned for Spring 2016

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Unbundling the Documents…

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PHO Newsletter • ‘What’s your story?’ feature • Share interesting success stories to your IPAC challenges • 100 words or less • Great way to exchange ideas

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CIC Prep Series • 10 weeks • Modules released each week with 10 MCQ’s • Weekly teleconference to discuss answers • Interest for the fall?

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Amazing Race Style IPAC Game • Fun, interactive, quick way for frontline staff to reinforce IPAC education • Michelle or Jill may be able to come to your home and run the game in collaboration with you • Great way to assess your staff’s uptake of basic IPAC knowledge • Provides direction on where you may need to increase IPAC educational efforts

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Need some help? • Setting IPAC priorities? • Looking for resources? • Not sure where to start? • Call or email Jill or Michelle • We’re happy to set up a time to visit

[email protected] or [email protected]

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Questions?

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