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Accreditation Canada Standards

Perioperative Services and Invasive Procedure Standards include several requirements to prevent and minimize infection, including: providing information to clients about how to protect themselves from infections; conducting risk assessments; using procedure-specific care maps or guidelines; following routine practices; administering prophylactic antibiotics; using airborne, droplet and contact precautions; reprocessing; etc. There are also requirements around preoperative assessments to identify risk factors, and discussing postoperative pain management options and preferences with clients.

Obstetrics Services Standards include pain management requirements and criteria to prevent and minimize infection by providing information to clients on how to prepare for C-sections.