Care homes strategy for infection prevention and control of COVID-19 based on clear delineation of risk zones

Author:
FEWSTER Eric
Publisher:
BushProof
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
Madagascar

This strategy document is meant as a practical aid for care home managers to be able to implement effective infection control in their particular context. It is acknowledged that there will be a whole range of different types and set-ups of care home depending on the level of care required (e.g. nursing, care, sheltered housing), where each which will need a context-based response. However, the idea here is for managers to be able to use/adapt this document for their own context. The strategy is based on and incorporates current UK government guidance. The main sections of the guidance cover: delineation of zones, hand hygiene staff allocation and rotation in relation to zones, use of equipment, entrances and flow, isolation, communal living, residents with dementia and other challenging behaviours, staff clothes from home, showering and personal protective equipment (PPE). The strategy can be downloaded as a Word document from website link. The version date on this document is 30 June 2020. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
Covid-19, care homes, infection control, risk, prevention;
Content type:
practice guidance
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