Guidelines

Health Care - General
Source*Policy / Guideline
Alberta Health ServicesGuidelines for Outbreak Prevention, Control and Management in Acute Care and Facility Living Sites
Alberta Health ServicesGuidelines for Outbreak Prevention, Control and Management in Supportive Living and Home Living Sites
Region of PeelInfection Control Manual for the Region of Peel’s Police, EMS and Fire
BCCDCGastrointestinal Infection Outbreak Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities
PIDACBest Practices for Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention and Control of Infections
HCRCCleaning in Healthcare Facilities: Reducing human health effects and environmental impacts
Ontario MOHLTCClinical Guidelines for Management of Patients with ILI (Swine Influenza) in
Emergency Departments
Ontario MOHLTCClinical Guidelines for Management of Patients with ILI (Swine Influenza) in
Ambulatory Settings
CDCGuideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008
SHNMRSA - Getting Started Kit
PIDACBest Practices for Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Ontario
PIDACbest practice for hand hygiene
PIDACBest Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization
SGNAStandards of Infection Control in Reprocessing of Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
PIDACFlash Sterilization in Health Care Settings
CDC

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007

EHPUCommunity Hospital Infection Control Guidelines - Guidance on infection control in Community Hospitals
EHPUCare Homes Policy
Hospital Infection SocietyNational Evidence-based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England 2007
Ontario MOHLTCHandwashing Guideline
CHICACHICA-Canada Position Statement for Hand Hygiene
Health CanadaRoutine Practices and Additional Precautions for Preventing the Transmission of Infection in Health Care
PIDAC / CCPMIRoutine Practices Fact Sheet for Health Care Settings
PIDAC / CCPMIHand Hygiene Fact Sheet for Health Care Settings
MMWRGuideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings
PHACConstruction-related Nosocomial Infections in Patients in Health Care Facilities
PHACFoot Care by Health Care Providers
PHACHandwashing, Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization in Health Care
PHACPrevention and Control of Occupational Infections in Health Care
PHACPreventing the Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens in Health Care and Public Service Settings
CDCGuideline for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
CDCGuideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings
CDCGuidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings
CDCGuideline for Infection Control in Health Care Personnel
CDCGuideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals
APICImplications of Service Animals in Health Care Settings
APIC/SHEAInfection Prevention and Control in the long-term-care facility
APICMulti-society Guideline for Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
APICRole of Infection Control During Construction in Health Care Facilities

Ontario MOHLTC

Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization in all Health Care Facilities
SHEAAn Approach to the Evaluation of Quality Indicators of the Outcome of Care in Hospitalized Patients, With a Focus on Nosocomial Infection Indicators
SHEAAntimicrobial Resistance in Long-Term-Care Facilities
SHEAAntimicrobial Use in Long-Term-Care Facilities
SHEA/APICInfection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term-Care Facility
SHEAGuidelines for the Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals
CDCRecommendations for Preventing Transmission of Infections Among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients
RICNInfection Prevention and Control Reference Tool for Health Care Providers in the Community
Disease or Organism Specific
Source*Policy / Guideline
PHACPHAC Seasonal Influenza 2011
Health CanadaEnteric Protozoa Giardia and Cryptosporidium
APICGuide to the Elimination of Clostridium difficile in Healthcare Settings
Ontario MOHLTCControl of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Outbreaks in Hospitals
Saskatchewan MOHGuidelines for the Management of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in all Healthcare Settings
PIDACBest Practices Document for the Management of Clostridium difficile in all health care settings
SSSQMesures d’hygiène et de salubrité au regard du Clostridium difficile Lignes directrices
IICCGlobal consensus conference on infection prevention and control practice for Clostridium difficile associated disease (CDAD)
PHACThe Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector
Ontario MOHLTCTuberculosis Protocol September 2006
ASHESBed Bugs: Research, Prevention and Management in Hospitals & Long-Term Care Facilities
APICAPIC MRSA Guideline March 2007

Ontario MOHLTC

Best Practices for the Management of Clostridium difficile in all Health Care Settings
PIDAC

Check List - Best Practices for Infection Prevention and Control of Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococci in All Health Care Settings

PHACCanadian Tuberculosis Standards (6th edition)
PHACInfection Control for Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease
PHACGuidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Tuberculosis in Canadian Health Care Facilities and Other Institutional Settings
PHACGuidelines for Prevention and Control of Meningococcal Disease
PHACHepatitis C - Prevention and Control: A Public Health Consensus
PHACPreventing the Spread of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in Canada
CDCRecommendations for Prevention of HIV Transmission in Health-Care Settings
CDCGuidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings
CDCInfection Control Measures for the Prevention and Control of Influenza in Health-Care Facilities
CDCManagement of Influenza in Long-Term Care Settings
CDCControl and Prevention of Meningococcal Disease (outbreak management)
CDCRecommendations for Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin Resistance
ASMInfection Control in Cystic Fibrosis
BCCDCBCCDC Laboratory Services: A Guide to the Laboratory Investigation of Gastrointestinal Disease Outbreaks

CCAR/CHICA/

AMMI/CMAJ

New Guidelines Available to Assist Medical Community in Fight Against CA-MRSA

CFF

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Stopping the Spread of Germs

SHEAClinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults: 2010 Update by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

*Source Definitions:

AMMI - Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada

APIC - American Professionals in Infection Control

ASM - American Society for Microbiology

BCCDC - British Columbia Centres for Disease Control

BDA - British Dental Association

CANS - The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia

CASLPO - College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario

CCAR - Canadian Committee of Antibiotic Resistance

CCPMI - Comité consultatif provincial des maladies infectieuses

CDC - Centers for Disease Control

CEPA - Canadian Environmental Protection Agency

CFF - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

CHICA - Community and Hospital Infection Control Association - Canada

CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association Journal

CPSA -College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

CPSO - College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

CPTA - College of Physical Therapists of Alberta

CRTO - College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario

CSA - Canadian Standards Association

DOHWA - Washington State Department of Health

ECP - Environmental Choice Program

EHPU - Essex Health Protection Unit

HPA - Health Protection Agency

IICC - International Infection Control Council

INTA - International Nail Technicians of America

MANH - Manitoba Health

ME-DWO - Ministry of the Environment, Drinking Water Ontario

MMWR -Morbidity and Morality Weekly Report

OCP - Ontario College of Pharmacists

ODQ - Ordre des dentistes du Québec

Ontario MOHLTC -Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

OSAP - Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures

PHAC - Public Health Agency of Canada

PIDAC - Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee

RCDSO - Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

SGNA -Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

SHEA - Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America

SHN - Safer Healthcare Now!

SSSQ - Santé et Services Sociaux Quebec