IPAC. Course 5. IPAC While Supporting Residents with Peri-Care, Continence Care, and Using the Toilet

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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 connect what you learned in Course 1. Break the Chain of Transmission to three scenarios about supporting residents with personal care in a long-term care home. The scenarios include supporting a resident with continence care and peri-care, supporting a resident with using a bedpan and peri-care, and supporting a resident with using the toilet and peri-care. 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.


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

Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Kevin J. Stinson, PhD, CIC, RMCCM, Infection Control Practitioner, St. Mary’s General Hospital


Meghan Davies RN, BScN, CIC, IPAC Professional Practice Lead, Wellington Healthcare Alliance

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.


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

Additional graphic art used in the course was created by Connie Le. 


Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory. (2018). Best practices for environmental cleaning for prevention and control of infections in all health care settings (3rd.). Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/B/2018/bp-environmental-cleaning.pdf

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2021a). COVID-19: Infection prevention and control checklist for long-term care and retirement homes. Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/ipac/covid-19-ipack-checklist-ltcrh.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?la=en

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2021b). IPAC recommendations for use of personal protective equipment for care of individuals. Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/updated-ipac-measures-covid-19.pdf?la=en

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (n.d.). Performing a risk assessment related to routine practices and additional precautions. Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/r/2012/rpap-risk-assessment.pdf?la=en