Infection Safety Champions

The champion initiative is a partnership between Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHSS) to promote a culture of staff and patient safety through education, monitoring, and formal auditing of principles and practices related to infection prevention and control.

The transmission of hospital acquired infections is a major patient safety concern. The new infection safety champions will be front-line influencers in the fight against hospital acquired infections, however each and every employee is accountable in ensuring that staff and patient safety is paramount in their area.

Champions are a resource to colleagues and leaders in their area on items such as: isolation practices, hand hygiene, additional precautions, routine practices, and more.

Last updated: Fri, 2010-12-17 02:47