How you can protect yourself
We are working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health sites and programs, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Public Health Agency of Canada to respond to the evolving Coronavirus Disease situation.
The critical steps to ensure the safety of Vancouver Coastal Health employees include: early identification of cases, prompt isolation, testing and monitoring, and executing proper infection, prevention and control practices within facilities.
In addition to keeping you informed via this website, we have organizational structures, plans and processes in place to address and monitor emerging issues like this one.
Read more on the Staff Safety Q&A page.
It is important to observe proper hand hygiene and hand washing protocols when interacting with patients, and is considered the single most important intervention to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infection.
Review the Infection Prevention and Control's Hand Hygiene page on PHC Connect for information on proper hand hygiene.
Click HERE for a short film on how to wash your hands with soap and water, click HERE for a short film on using alcohol hand sanitizer
Click HERE for a BC Ministry of Health communique about hand hygiene and a provincial best practices guideline for hand hygiene.
Click here for a BC Ministry of Health communique about hand hygiene and a provincial best practices guideline for hand hygiene.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.