Infection Prevention and Control Department Community Assistance Program

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Infection Prevention and Control Department Community Assistance Program

06-Mar-2017

Dear RQHR Practitioner:

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region is introducing a process to assist community medical clinics in implementing best practice Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) strategies and Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) procedures based on the Canadian Safety Association (CSA) standards. 

We recognize that these processes are specialized and at times can be challenging to implement in a community setting.  Our infection control practitioners (ICPs) have undertaken additional training to become certified in current medical device reprocessing standards and we would like to offer our assistance in helping you bring your clinic in line with these requirements.

The RQHR Infection Prevention and Control Department Community Assistance Program will provide you with:

  1. An initial audit of IPAC and MDR processes in your office
  2. Written summary of the audit with recommendations for improvement
  3. A follow-up visit to review and help implement recommendations
  4. Information on products that meet guideline specifications
  5. Copy of relevant CSA standards
  6. Copy of policy and procedure templates which can be adapted for use in your office

We estimate that the initial visit will take approximately 2 hours and the follow-up visit will take approximately 1 hour.

This is a voluntary, unfunded initiative for which there is a onetime cost to the clinic associated with this service of$250.00 payable to the RQHR.

Please contact the RQHR Infection Prevention and Control department for more information or to schedule a visit at 306-766-3428. Be aware that capacity to support this program is limited. Offices will be scheduled on a first-come first serve basis with wait times dependent on demand.

Sincerely,

Kateri Singer
Director Infection Prevention & Control