The RVH North Central Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Hub provides support to a variety of community partners in their IPAC practices. The Hub works closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) in providing this support and direction, and welcomes any questions that facilities within our region may have.

Examples of supported facilities include long-term care homes, retirement homes, shelters, assisted living centres, developmental services, and other organizations which provide assistance to others. Below you will find resources which may be accessed and distributed to support IPAC best practices. 

Contact Information:

Manager: Lisa Dufour, BScH, BScN, MSc PHCNP
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 44550

Ashley Allan RN, BScN, CIC
Regional IPAC Practitioner
Tel: (705) 817-6315

Mustansir Diwan, MSc, CIC, LTC-CIP
Regional IPAC Practitioner
Tel: (249) 535-4269

Ashley Scopel, RN, BScN
Regional IPAC Practitioner
Tel: (705) 817-3316

Tyeler Zusko, BSc, CIC
Regional IPAC Practitioner
Tel: (705) 229-9846

The RVH IPAC Hub works in coordination with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) to build the overall IPAC capacity of the supported homes in the Simcoe Muskoka region and prevent spread of communicable disease within these settings. Services provided include but are not limited to the following:

  • On-site IPAC assessments
  • IPAC education and training for staff and residents/clients
  • A Community of Practice (CoP), with monthly meetings (every third Thursday of the month) that includes attendance from Public Health Ontario and SMDHU liaisons
  • Recommendations on IPAC best practices
  • Implementation support
  • Outbreak management in collaboration with SMDHU

04-2024 Managing Measles in Congregate Living

03-2024 Auditing for LTCHs, RHs, CLS

02-2024 Managing Norovirus

01-2024 Bed Bugs and Lice Toolkit

11-2023 CloroxPro Lunch and Learn – Review of IPAC Canada 2023 National Conference

10-2023 Tuberculosis (TB) Toolkit

09-2023 A Short Introduction to MLITSD Role

09-2023 Outbreak Management by SMDHU

08-2023 Fall Preparedness/Respiratory Viruses

07-2023 Preventing Bacterial Foodborne Illness

06-2023 Ticks, Lyme Disease, and West Nile Virus

05-2023 Sexually-Transmitted Blood-borne-Infections

04-2023 Hep B and its IPAC Implications

03-2023 Medical Device Reprocessing

02-2023 An overview of GAS disease

01-2023 What does it mean when there’s a new variant?

12-2022 Yuletide and the Pandemic

11-2022 Navigating Through the Current Infodemic

10-2022 Management of AROs

09-2022 Additional Precautions Signage

08-2022 Vaccines

07-2022 Resp Virus Season

05-2022 Supporting People Through Isolation

04-2022 IPAC Hub 2022-23 Plan

04-2022 Strategic Plan 2022-23

03-2022 Changes & Updates

02-2022 Sector-IPAC MicroCredentials Presentation

01-2022 Presentation Q&A

11-2021 OSMH Roberta Place

10-2021 Planning & Tools for Respiratory Virus Season

08-2021 IPAC Practitioners COVID-19 Update

06-2021 PHO LTCH CoP Hub IPAC Education

05-2021 RVH EVS Acute Care

04-2021 ONT Health LTCH CoP Northern Central Hub Cohorting & Physical Distancing

03-2021 SMRCP IPAC Hub Community of Practice

02-2021 Variants of Concern (VOC) SMRCP

01-2021 Simcoe Manor COVID-19 LTC Outbreak Management

Last Updated: June 27, 2024