Department of Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control provides expertise to the OHSU community on preventing and controlling the spread of infections.

Welcome to the Department of Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) at OHSU.  The department supports the university's mission of healing, teaching and discovery.  Use the navigation at left to find policies and resources for preventing infections.  Check back often for updates and announcements.

Ebola Recommendations

As many of you know, there is currently an Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has stricken many people.  While the chance of seeing a patient infected with Ebola is low, OHSU would be able to house and treat any patient with suspected or confirmed Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF).  For more information, please see the CDC's recommendations for hospitalized patients with known or suspected Ebola HF


OHSU has refined the criteria to discontinue isolation for patients previously identified as being MRSA positive.  Visit our MRSA page for detailed information and education about this policy and keeping our patients safe from MRSA.