Set Up a Successful IPAC Program under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act

Thursday, September 8, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members: $99
Non-Members: $150



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Administrators and managers won’t want to miss this informative session covering changes related to infection prevention and control under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021. You’ll leave with a firm grasp of what a strong and compliant IPAC program looks like as well as how to prepare your IPAC lead for their role under this legislation.

  • Understand the new requirements under the Act and preliminary steps to take in assessing and addressing your home’s strengths and gaps on the path to creating a compliant IPAC program.
  • Discuss what is needed for your IPAC lead, how to transition your current IPAC management into the new role, and associated educational/skills requirements.
  • Learn about the many information and training resources available from a range of agencies to support your home’s transition and implementation of the new IPAC requirements, including the best ways to access them.


Speakers:

Lisa Garrett, Manager, Professional Practice, The Corporation of the County of Simcoe
Denna Leach, Clinical Specialist, Long-Term Care, Grey County


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Denna works as a Clinical Specialist with Grey County Long Term Care supporting three care communities. She offers leadership for the clinical programs and works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care teams to coordinate best practice and innovation that fulfils Grey County’s Colour It promise for residents and staff.

Denna is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and over 30 years of experience working in healthcare.  She has developed knowledge and experience with the Ministry of Health and Public Health standards, policies and procedures. Denna’s vision of excellence for healthcare has led her to her Teaching Degree, Health Care Management Diploma, and a Master’s Degree in Leadership. Prior to joining long-term care, Denna worked for over 25 years for Public Health, including managing the Infectious Disease and Emergency Management programs.


Lisa works as the Manager of Professional Practice at the County of Simcoe supporting the County’s four LTC homes, two seniors' residential programs, and paramedic services. Her portfolio includes Infection Prevention and Control, Social Work and Risk Management Programs supporting the Health and Emergency Services division. Lisa has worked for the County of Simcoe for 35 years, initially as a nurse in the home then moving to Performance, Quality and Development corporately in 2009. She has completed additional education in Risk Management, Quality Management, International Interdisciplinary Wound Care (IIWCC), Infection Prevention and Control (CIC pending) and  LEAN Certification. Lisa was a member of the Provincial COVID-19 Task Force on the Response and Recovery Advisory Committee.