n 1993, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario asked that ateam of outside experts be assembled to draw up infection control guide-lines specifically designed to meet the needs of physicians in their offices.The College felt that there was an information gap in this area and acceptedresponsibility for drafting a set of practical infection control guidelines.The first edition was published in 1995.The College is grateful for the work of the original team which researched,wrote and assembled the 1995 guidelines: Anne Matlow, MD, MSc, FRCPC;Henry Wu, MD, BSc; Carol Goldman, RN, BScN, CIC; and Arthur Franklin,BSc, PhD; as well as the work on the 1999 and 2004 editions by Dr. Matlowand Ms. Goldman.Dr. Matlow has been at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children since 1989,where she is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control and PhysicianLiaison, Patient Safety. She is currently Chair of the Standards and GuidelinesCommittee of the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association(CHICA-Canada). Dr. Matlow is also an Associate Professor in theDepartments of Paediatrics, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiologyat the University of Toronto.Ms. Goldman is an Infection Control Practitioner at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Her interest in infection control began in 1978, and shehas been an active member of the Community and Hospital Infection ControlAssociation-Canada (CHICA), serving on the board and in its various commit-tees over the years. She sits on many local and provincial committees.Ms. Goldman is active in preparing infection control guidelines at both theprovincial and federal level.
Infection Control in the Physician’s Office, 2004 edition
, is being sent to allphysicians in Ontario as an insert in the March/April 2005 issue of
, the official publication of the College.These guidelines are also available on the College’s website www.cpso.on.ca,in the Publications section.
Special thanks to thecurrent Committee:
Anne Matlow, MD, MSc,FRCPC (Chair);Geoffrey Bond, MD, BSc(Hon), LLB;Carol Goldman, RN, BScN,CIC;Bart Harvey, MD, PhD, MEd,FACPM, FRCPC;Robin Williams, MD, FRCPC;Anne-Luise Winter RN,BScN, MHSc, CIC;Henry Wu, MD, BSc;Dick Zoutman, MD, FRCPC;andMs. Betty Moseley-Williams,Public Member, CPSO.
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