At the Yukon Hospital Corporation, preventing and controlling the spread of infections is an important part of safety. Some patients may be at increased risk of getting infections by virtue of their age, immune status and other multiple health problems. Prevention is best because an infection causes illness that can affect the quality of life for patients and may also spread to others causing an outbreak.
We believe that Infection Prevention and Control is everyone's responsibility therefore, we consider patients/families/staff and volunteers when making policies and procedures and planning for educational opportunities.
We embrace advice from experts about best practices to prevent and control infections that may arise in the course of providing care for the residents. We consult and collaborate with external partners such as Yukon Communicable Disease Control and the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA) Canada on infection control matters. We have provided information in a number of sections below to better help you understand some of the important aspects of infection prevention and control.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please speak to the Infection Control Nurse based at Whitehorse General Hospital at 393 3933.
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