Integrating IPAC from the Get-Go: Perspectives on How to Plan, Design and Build Healthcare Projects with Infection Control in Mind

November 8, 2022 3:00pm

Eric Devine
Infection Control Practitioner, Construction Lead
University Health Network

Barbara Shea
IPAC Practitioner
William Osler Health System


Jessica Fullerton
Project Coordinator, IPAC Project Lead,
Planning and Development

The Ottawa Hospital

  • Determining what enhancements and retrofits should be made to existing healthcare facilities, including hospitals and LTC homes
    • Analysis of ventilation best practices for different healthcare settings within a hospital
      • Determining how many pressurized spaces are needed in your facility
    • Identifying scientifically validated technology that can support IPAC at facilities and determining when and where to incorporate different tools
  • How to set healthcare facilities up for IPAC success
    • How to effectively integrate IPAC into planning and design decisions
  • Identifying infection control risk factors
    • What are reasonable design specifications for healthcare
    • Key spatial considerations: Patient separation, and implications for clinical staff