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    Instrument Pre-Cleaning Card Added February 2017



This laminated, 5"x7: instructional card can be kept in a convenient place to help prompt you with the proper steps for instrument pre-cleaning. The succinct list is intended to guide you through the necessary steps of instrument pre-cleaning without explaining them in depth.

The reverse side of this tool includes hand hygiene tips for easy reference.

Download a copy or email Quality & Risk Management Program Administrator, Mary-K Dunn to request hard copies. 



IPAC Work Group Objective and Values Statement

Objective: To support the continuous improvement of infection prevention and control practices in midwifery by making recommendations about priorities and strategies to the midwifery community.  

The IPAC Work Group believes that this objective will be best met by:

  1. Respecting the values and model of midwifery care.
  2. Recognizing the importance of both the needs of each individual client and the needs of the community of clients.
  3. Acknowledging that midwifery clients and their babies are generally healthy, yet everyone is susceptible to or may carry infection.
  4. Respecting midwives’ ethical responsibility to provide care that protects their clients and themselves from infection.  
  5. Remaining aware of the potential impact on the environment.
  6. Empowering midwives and practice groups to reflect on their own practice and make adjustments in a way that considers the context in which they are providing care.