Infection prevention and control measures are important to nursing care. They’re also important to nurses. As regulated health professionals, RNs are accountable for their practice.
RNs can meet this requirement by practising according to the standards set out by their nursing colleges, which guide the knowledge, skills, judgment and attitudes they need to practise safely.
While clinical practices change as science and technologies evolve, the principles of prevention, transmission and control in everyday nursing practice remain the same.
The following resources are intended for educational purposes only. Please contact your nursing regulatory body and provincial jurisdiction for information on infection prevention and control standards.
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada