Infection Control – Out of the Binder

Infection Control – Out of the Binder

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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.