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.
Department of Infection Prevention and Control
Infection Prevention and Control provides expertise to the OHSU community on preventing and controlling the spread of infections.
Influenza Season Update
Influenza activity has calmed down over the last few weeks, but OHSU is still seeing cases both in the inpatient and ambulatory setting. RSV has also been active over the last month. "Mask On" policy is still in effect, meaning if you haven't had your flu shot you will need to wear a mask around patients in patient care areas.
For more on flu vaccine information see the 2013-2014 influenza campaign brought to us by our colleagues in Occupational Health. For more information on influenza and other respiratory viruses, please visit our Influenza/RSV page.
MRSA DE-ISOLATION POLICY
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.