About the Department

Our mission

The mission of the Department of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is to prevent and control the transmission of infections to patients, visitors, and staff at OHSU hospitals and clinics. We accomplish this by:

  • Educating staff on methods for recognition and control of infections
  • Focused surveillance of healthcare associated infections in high risk areas and surgical procedures
  • Surveillance for organisms of epidemiological importance
  • Consultation on both patient-specific and on system-wide issues
  • Functioning as an infection control liaison to and resource for the community

Scope of service