IPCNS and other Nova Scotia Standards & Guidelines
Guidelines and best practices documents created by IPCNS are intended as a reference for the Nova Scotia Health AuthorityIWK and other health care organizations and sectors to utilize when developing their related policies and procedures. We recommend these guidelines be used to harmonize infection prevention and control practices throughout NS. It is common for patients/clients/residents to utilize more than one facility and cross health care boundaries, and staff often work in more than one facility. A consistent approach will reduce confusion and promote a better understanding by everyone of the required practices.
Utilizing these evidence based guidelines, infection prevention and control programs need to develop policies and protocols that are tailored to their specific facility needs, and the patients/residents/clients they serve.
- Ebola Virus Disease: Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Prehospital, Primary Care and Acute Care Settings in Nova Scotia
- Best Practices Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Clostridium difficile Infection in Prehospital, Acute and Continuing Care
- IPCNS Best Practices for Reducing Transmission of ARO in Acute and LTC Settings, Home Care and Prehospital Care
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia: Policies and Guidelines for IPC in the Physician's Office