Listen as Nod Specialists’ Infection Prevention Direction Megan Crosser joins The Nursing Home Podcast to discuss how proper infection prevention controls are essential in mitigating the risk of COVID-19 in nursing homes.
A good infection control program is actually realized on the nursing floor in real-time and not just in a dusty 3-ring binder.
Common Steps to Mitigate the risk of COVID-19
- Sick staff should stay at home, regardless of their specific symptoms.
- Use proper protective equipment including full face shields.
- If possible, assign one staff member to care for a positive coronavirus patients to minimize the traffic in the room.
- Practice your infection control policy and make sure your staff is comfortable with the policy.