IPAC. Course 2. IPAC While Supporting Residents at Mealtime

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Stopwatch icon Time to complete: Approximately 20 minutes

Course Prerequisite

Before you can enroll in this course, you need to complete IPAC. Course 1. Break the Chain of Transmission: IPAC Core Concepts and Practices. It is the prerequisite for the other courses in the IPAC series which apply the knowledge and skills acquired in Course 1 to long-term care scenarios.

About this Course

In this course, you will apply your knowledge about infection transmission and prevention of infection transmission to three scenarios about supporting residents while they are eating their meals. The scenarios include mealtime support to a resident with reduced mobility and mealtime support to a resident on droplet and contact precautions.

You will receive an Ontario CLRI certificate for completing this course.

Who is this course for?

This course is for long-term care team members and essential caregivers. It recognizes essential caregivers as partners in providing care to their friends and family members who are LTC home residents. Essential caregivers were part of the advisory group for the IPAC eLearning series. 

You will also be able to apply what you learn to other healthcare settings. 

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the people who contributed to the development and review of content for these courses:

Subject Matter Experts

Catherine Richard, PT CIC, Regional IPAC Specialist, Public Health Ontario

Eva Skiba, RN, BScN (Hons.), CIC, GNC, Regional IPAC Specialist, Public Health Ontario

Course Reviewer

Francine Paquette, BASc, CIPHI(C), CIC, Director, Infection Prevention & Control, peopleCare Communities

The IPAC eLearning series was developed in collaboration with an expert panel of IPAC specialists with experience working in LTC, as well as an advisory panel of LTC team members, essential caregivers, and The Ontario Caregiver Organization.

Credits

The hand-drawn graphic elements in the course were created by Susan Spencer Gervais. 

References

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee. (2012). Routine practices and additional precautions in all health care settings (3rd ed.). Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/b/2012/bp-rpap-healthcare-settings.pdf?la=en

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (n.d.). Health care workers. How to physically distance in long-term care. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/ltcrh/2020/10/covid-19-poster-physically-distance-long-term-care.pdf?la=en

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2011). Your 4 moments for hand hygiene. Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/9/2008/4-moments-poster-series.pdf?la=en

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2014). Best practices for hand hygiene in all health care settings (4th ed.). Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/B/2014/bp-hand-hygiene.pdf?la=en

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2020). Infection Prevention and Control for Long-Term Care Homes. Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/i/2021/ipac-ltch-principles-best-practices.pdf