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Infection Prevention and Control Strategy update : 2015

Description

Prior to 2008, each Regional Health Authority in Alberta developed its own specific infection prevention and control (IPC) services and programs. When patient-safety gaps in IPC services were identified in 2007, it was evident that a provincial, coordinated approach to IPC and hand hygiene was needed. In 2008, the ten-year Alberta Infection Prevention and Control Strategy and the Alberta Hand Hygiene Strategy were released. The strategies outlined objectives and proposed actions to improve IPC hand hygiene across Alberta’s health system and in Alberta communities. In 2013, at the mid-point of implementing the strategies, a series of external reviews were conducted to assess how well the goals and objectives of the strategies were being met. The reviews found that significant progress has been accomplished, but that more can be done.

Tags
IPC Strategy health care system hygiene infection prevention

Title and publication information

Type
Policy
Alternative Title

Infection Prevention and Control Strategy

Extent

15 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Health
Publisher

Health

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-09-15

Date Added

2015-09-29T20:19:24.231732

Date Modified

2015-09-15

Date Issued

2015-09-15

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460125687

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Health

Contact Other

Alberta Health Health Protection Branch P.O. Box 1360, Station Main Edmonton, AB T5J 2N3