Welcome to the Department of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). We support the university's mission of healing, teaching and discovery. Use our site to find policies and resources for preventing infections. See policies and procedures
Be prepared for influenza! Go to our Seasonal Influenza page for more information on how you can help protect yourself and OHSU patients.
The Infection Prevention and Control Department monitors influenza activity within our hospital and clinics. Visit our Influenza and RSV page for current activity and recommendations.
It is possible that we may see cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Oregon. For information please refer to the CDC here: CDC's Recommendations for MERS.
New isolation signs
The departments of Infection Prevention and Control and Marketing and Communications have partnered to update and standardize our isolation signage.
Most of the content of the signs has stayed the same (i.e. need for a private room, use of personal protective equipment, etc); however, one notable difference is the change from "Modified Contact Precautions" to "Contact Plus Precautions." This change was approved by the Infection Prevention and Control Committee to better reflect that this type of isolation is contact precautions plus additional measures, such cleaning equipment and surfaces with a product that kills C. difficile spores.
Over the next few weeks, the new signs will be placed in the isolation carts and the old signs will be removed. Extra signs will be delivered to each department, so you will not need to print your own. If you have copies of the old signs, please place them into any isolation cart.
For questions or concerns about the new look of our isolation signage, please call Infection Prevention and Control at 4-6694.
See policies and procedures for new isolation signs.