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Infection Control
2006 Edition


INTRODUCTION

The degree of infection risk for St. John Ambulance service providers, though small, is not zero. In an effort to minimize that risk, St. John Ambulance, Council for Ontario has adopted a comprehensive infection control policy. Risk of exposure to infection in the community is highest in those settings where sick people actively seek care for acute episodic illnesses including respiratory infections, such as physician offices and community health centres, and lower in settings where people receive care for chronic illnesses and where women seek care during pregnancy (i.e. midwifery clinics).

Risk is quite low in community settings that are not primarily dedicated to health care, such as sporting or community events where St. John Ambulance may provide service. Risk for visiting services such as Therapy Dogs will vary in accordance with the level of risk for the facility in question. Therapy Dog and other community service activities may be altered or suspended during outbreaks at the discretion of the St. John Ambulance, Council for Ontario.

These guidelines, whenever possible, have been based on research findings. The information in these guidelines was current at the time of publication. These recommendations are based on Health Canada guidelines and will be regularly reviewed and updated.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
With regard to infection control in non-outbreak conditions in community settings:
  • the federal government establishes national guidelines for infection control
  • the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) establishes provincial expectations for infection control in the community
  • service providers and their employers and regulatory bodies i.e. the St. John Ambulance, Council for Ontario (in consultation with the local public health unit as appropriate) develop the policies, protocols, standards and implementation plans required to meet the expectations.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
INFECTION SURVEILLANCE
1. SCREENING
1.1 Procedure
1.2 Questionnaire to be administered to all patients at first encounter
1.3 Guidelines
2. COUNSELING AND REFERRAL
3. REPORTING
3.1 Internal Reporting
3.2 External Reporting to Public Health
INFECTION CONTROL
1. ROUTINE PRACTICES
1.1 Hand Hygiene
1.2 Gloves
1.3 Masks
1.4 Eye Protection
1.5 Gowns
2. PATIENT TRANSPORT
3. CLEANING AND DISPOSAL OF EQUIPMENT
4. AEROSOL GENERATING PROCEDURE
5. VISITOR AND PATIENT EDUCATION
6. SERVICE PROVIDER EDUCATION
REFERENCES
DEFINITIONS
  • AEROSOLIZATION
  • AIRBORNE
  • TRANSMISSION
  • CLUSTER
  • CONTRACT TRANSMISSION (DIRECT/INDIRECT)
  • DROPLET TRANSMISSION
  • DROPLET PRECAUTIONS
  • FEBRILE RESPIRATORY ILLNESS (FRI)
  • FORMAL COMMUNITY CARE SETTINGS
  • HEALTH CARE WORKER: (HCW)
  • HIGH RISK PROCEDURES
  • INFORMAL COMMUNITY CARE SETTINGS
  • NON-OUTBREAK OUTBREAK
  • PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER: (COMPARE HEALTH CARE WORKER)
  • RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS
  • SEVERE RESPIRATORY ILLNESS (SRI): (SEE ALSO FEBRILE RESPIRATORY ILLNESS)

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