Infection Prevention and Control
Patient / Client Expected Outcome
Patients/clients can expect that appropriate infection prevention and control measures are taken by RTs in the delivery of their care.
- Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2009). The Safety Competencies. Available at http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/safetyCompetencies/Documents/Safety%20Competencies.pdf
- College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario. (2013). Bloodborne and Other Infectious Pathogens Position Statement. Available at http://www.crto.on.ca/pdf/Positions/bloodborne_pathogen.pdf
- College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario. (2016). Infection Prevention & Control. Clinical Best Practice Guideline. Available at: http://www.crto.on.ca/pdf/PPG/Infection_Control_CBPG.pdf
- Health Canada. (2015). Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). Available at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/occup-travail/whmis-simdut/index-eng.php
- National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies. (2016). National Competency Framework for the Profession of Respiratory Therapy. Part 1. National Standards for Entry-to-Practice. Available at: http://www.csrt.com/2016-national-competency-framework/
- Ontario Government. (1990). Occupational Health and Safety Act. Available at https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90o01
- Public Health Ontario. (2012). Best Practices for Infection Prevention and Control Practices in Ontario. Available at: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/eRepository/BP_IPAC_Ontario_HCSettings_2012.pdf
- Public Health Ontario. (2017). PIDAC Documents. Best Practice Documents. Available at: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/BrowseByTopic/InfectiousDiseases/PIDAC/Pages/PIDAC_Documents.aspx
Appropriate refers to in accordance with ethical, legal, technical and/or clinical requirements of professional practice.
Healthcare team refers to “peers, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals (regulated and non-regulated).”
Patients/clients refer to individuals and their families requiring care or services. This may also include his/her substitute decision-maker or guardian.