Cosmetic Surgery Clinics present unique challenges when it comes to implementing Infection Prevention and Control Programs. At, IPAC Consulting we understand that each environment will experience challenges specific to their current circumstances. Certified Consultants understand how to effectively implement Infection Prevention and Control Programs based on each individual practice and their required needs. Our Consulting team will provide support within your facility using practical solutions to keep both you and your staff safe and healthy.
GENERAL OFFICE ASSESSMENT
A certified IPAC Consultant will apply the complex infection control standards to the operation of your cosmetic surgery clinic by auditing policies and procedures, education and training, record-keeping, and physical attributes of your cosmetic surgery clinic, including your sterilization center. 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.
COSMETIC SURGERY STERILIZATION CENTRE ASSESSMENT & DESIGN REVIEW
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 to be compliant with Public Health requirements. Upon completion, you will understand any gaps through our advanced risk matrix and gap analysis, and be able to develop a plan to correct them with our action list.
COSMETIC SURGERY OFFICE PRACTICE AUDIT
While the General Office Assessment and the Sterilization Centre Assessment are the groundwork for knowledge, Practice Audits are the most important step in ensuring compliance. The actions of staff demonstrate the application of infection control principles, and are the main component of a Public Health inspection. An IPAC Consultant will evaluate staff actions before, during, and after patient care, while ensuring client confidentiality. 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 receive an in-depth written report that will provide recommendations and outline any gaps in your practice.
INFECTION CONTROL COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Looking for a more comprehensive program, our Compliance Program takes place over the course of twelve months and would bundle our services to provide everything your practice needs to ensure compliance. This program includes; a General Office Assessment; three Practice Audits; a Customized Policy Manual; along with training and education for staff.
Throughout the twelve–month program, our Consultants will provide you with written in-depth reports that identify areas within your practice that may require action. Once you have satisfied any outstanding action items identified on your audits, and have received an 80% compliance score on two consecutive Practice Audits, you will receive a Compliance Letter and a Certificate of Completion to put on display at your Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.
Fit Testing is the most accurate way to determine if a tight-fitting respirator properly fits workers appropriately; it is designed to protect workers from hazardous, airborne agents. Within Canada fit testing is legislated and should be performed by qualified fit testers, ensuring that each participant is receiving the expected level of protection provided by the respirator. Clinical Staff are required to be fitted with the specific respirator model being used within the facility.
If a worker has never received fit testing before and they are required to wear a respirator, they would need to be provided with the use of a respirator that is in accordance with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Ontario’s Occupational Safety Act (OHSA). Workers are required to be re-fitted every two years according to the CSA (Z126.96.36.199), this keeps accuracy and proper fitting to each individual person as changes to individuals face can alter the fit.
PCR and ANTIGEN TESTING
PCR Testing – which detects genetic material to diagnose an active COVID-19 infection. The collection is through either anterior nares or nasopharyngeal swabs. We guarantee test results back within 48 hours, however, expedited results can be arranged.
Antigen Testing – while less accurate than PCR testing, Antigen Testing has a much quicker turnaround time. While maintaining a sensitivity rate of 94.6%, results can be available to you within 15 minutes. The collection is performed through anterior nares swabs, providing a non-invasive alternative. Talk to one of our registered professionals to ensure this test would be appropriate for the purpose you would be using it for.
Infection Control training is a key factor in all businesses, to ensure that staff and volunteers have the knowledge to perform best practices to keep both themselves and others safe. IPAC Consulting has developed education and training specific to the challenges that are often found in your setting. Using content and guidelines from governing bodies, these modules are helpful resources for each individual on reducing opportunities for infection transmission. Your staff will be educated on Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, and Environmental Cleaning.
We are your strategic partners in Infection Prevention And Control