Infection Prevention and Control Part 3
Respiratory and gastroenteritis outbreaks occur in LTC homes throughout the year but are more common from the fall to early spring. These can lead to substantial morbidity and mortality in the residence. The purpose of this module is to assist LTC homes with the prevention, detection, and management of respiratory and gastroenteritis outbreaks which arise from the transmission of common pathogens. Material covered includes the Long Term Care Health Act, the role of the Public Health Unit, roles and responsibilities of the LTC homes, outbreak prevention, respiratory outbreak, gastroenteritis outbreak, implementing control measures, documentation/special considerations, and declaring the outbreak over.