The current global pandemic has put modern infection prevention and control methods to the ultimate test. As a means to continue our fight against this ever-present threat, it is imperative that all health care facilities have completed a risk assessment, developed policies and procedures, and have provided frontline staff with updated training and education. IPAC Consulting will conduct an onsite risk assessment to provide you with customized COVID-19 policies and procedures and training for your frontline workers. We know that the health and safety of both your staff and patients is of the utmost importance to you. Our certified Health and Safety and IPAC Consultants will ensure you have a robust plan going forward.
Infection Control Solutions
Our team of consultants understands that no two offices are the same, and can help you build a plan based on the needs of your particular office. We provide feedback and recommendations to help you understand all aspects of your infection control program, and our detailed reports help to get you back on track.
A certified IPAC Consultant will apply the complex infection control standards to the operation of your foot care clinic by auditing policies and procedures, education and training, record-keeping, and physical attributes of your chiropodic clinic, including your sterilization centre. This assessment provides a verbal on-site confirmation and an in-depth written report of baseline administrative controls as they pertain to infection control requirements. After our visit, you will have a better understanding of any gaps in your practice through our in-depth gap analysis, and our customized action list will help you prioritize the recommendations. The Office Assessment mirrors the Public Health Inspection checklists.
Cross contamination can pose a significant infection risk to patients and is the central focus of Public Health inspections. An IPAC Consultant will examine the plans for your reprocessing areas and identify changes to the physical layout of the Sterilization Centre in order to be compliant with Public Health requirements. Upon completion, you will know what you need to incorporate into your plans or existing sterilization centre to be able to provide a space to safely and effectively reprocess instruments.
Practice Audits are the most important step in ensuring compliance. While the General Office Assessment and the Sterilization Centre Assessment are the groundwork for knowledge and reprocessing area set-up, the actions of staff demonstrate an application of infection control principles and is a main component of a Public Health inspection. An IPAC Consultant will evaluate staff actions anonymously before, during, and after patient care, with a special focus on tasks such as hand-washing, using personal protective equipment appropriately, and proper cleaning and handling of equipment. Upon completion, you will understand any gaps through our in-depth written report.
Our Subscription Programs allow you to bundle services and resources to save time, money and worry. All of our programs include site visits to your practice, office infection control policies, and access to our consultants to help answer the questions that come up through the year as well as to help confirm the correct information when you are dealing with conflicting advice. Whether you are looking to simply see where you stand in relation to the guidelines and regulations, you want a hand to build up your existing program, or you need to start from the ground up, we can help you find personalized solutions for your practice.
The gold level subscription program aims to help you become and stay compliant with the latest infection control requirements throughout the year. It includes a General Office Assessment, 3 Practice Audits, online training, policies, a plaque and letter of completion, a logs and forms resource binder, unlimited priority phone and email access to our consultant team, and updates of changes to practice. This provides complete support to ensure you are protecting your patients, staff, and your practice.
The silver level subscription program helps give your existing infection control program a boost and provides the framework to further develop your program. It includes a General Office Assessment, 1 Practice Audit, generic policies, online training, email access to our consulting team, and updates to changes of practice. This provides support to make sure that your IPAC program is on the right track.
The bronze level subscription program provides an assessment of your established infection control program and provides the groundwork for future improvements. It includes a General Office Assessment, generic policies, a 1 hour follow up phone consultation, and updates to changes of practice. This provides an overview of where you stand and offers direction for improvements at your practice.
Education & Training Services
Quality education is essential to ensuring that everyone within your facility is up to date with the core principles of infection control in the office. Our annual online training modules offer a simple solution to helping keep your staff up to date. Each module is structured to ensure the content is being understood, and upon completion, each user will be presented with a certificate.
This set of online modules offers a complete overview of the infection control topics all foot care workers must be trained in annually. This course includes reprocessing and is ideal for all clinical staff. It includes detailed information about sterilization, routine practices, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and other critical topics.
These modules include the required topics for staff regarding routine practices and environmental cleaning. This course is ideal for staff in chiropody and podiatry clinics who do NOT work in the reprocessing area. It covers core principle concepts, routine practices, hand hygiene, and other topics everyone in the office should be familiar with.
IPAC Policy & Procedure Manuals
Written office specific policies and procedures help to keep everyone in your office on the same page with regards to expectations during the day to day work, as well as serving as a resource to guide staff in less common scenarios. They ensure that everyone within the office follows the same steps in various IPAC related situations that may arise.
Our Personalized Policy and Procedure Manual for Chiropody and Podiatry Offices follows governing body guidelines and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, administrative controls, hand hygiene, routine practices, and reprocessing. Our policies and procedures are delivered as a hard-copy spiral bound manual that is easy to keep on hand for reference.
Infection Prevention and Control POLICY REVIEW AND CUSTOMIZATIONS for Chiropody and Podiatry
IPAC Consulting offers our consulting services for a full review of your current policy manual, including recommendations and customizations on a per-hour basis. Don’t have an IPAC policy manual? Purchase our Personalized manual, and we will provide recommended customizations and complete any other customizations that you wish to include for your office.