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DRAFT Infection Control Policies

Section 1 – Infection Control Program

1.1 Infection Control Philosophy & Goals1.2 Infection Control Committee
1.3 Infection Control Coordinator1.4 Role of the Southwestern Public Health
1.6 Education1.8 Guidelines for Cleaning Disinfection and Sterilization

Section 2  – Prevention of Infection

2.1 Chain of Transmission2.2 a Routine Practices
2.2 b Routine Practices – Additional Precautions2.3 Hand Hygiene
2.4 Immunization – Residents (influenza, pneumovax, antiviral)2.4 a Medical Directive for Administration of Influenza Vaccine for Homes Residents
2.4 b Immunization Influenza, Pneumococcall vaccine Antiviral Therapy consent form – Resident2.5 Immunization – Staff Influenza
2.5.a Medical Directive for Administration of Influenza Vaccine for Staff2.5.1 Form Influenza (flu) Vaccine Consent Form – County of Elgin Staff
2.5.2 Influenza Vaccine Refusal Form2.5.3 Health Practitioner Influenza Vaccination Exclusion Form
2.6 Management of Fainting and Anaphylaxis Related to Vaccine Administration2.7 Storage and Handling of Publicly Funded Vaccines
2.8 Surveillance Resident2.8a Surveillance – Staff
2.9 Linen & Laundry Storage and Handling2.12 Handling Sharps
2.13 Equipment Cleaning Disinfection, Sterilization Protocol2.14 Nebulizers
2.19 PPE – Gloves2.20 PPE – Gowns
2.21 PPE – Face Shields, Protective Eyewear, Masks, Respirators2.22 Personal Protective Equipment for the Healthcare Provider

Section 3  – Detection of Infection

3.1 Screening & surveillance of infection3.2 Tb screening – staff, students, volunteer, external care team providers
3.3 Surveillance – daily and monthly systems for reporting infections3.4 Reports of Communicable Disease

Section 4 – Management of Infection

4.1 Biological Spill Clean Up4.3 Sharps Injury or Mucosal Exposure to Blood or Bodily Fluids
4.5 Isolation Precautions4.6 Isolation Guidelines
4.10 Isolation – Resident Visitor Education4.12 Prevention and Control of MRSA and VRE
4.14 Management of Scabies4.16 Guidelines for Management of Tuberculosis
4.18 Guidelines for Management of Blood Borne Illnesses4.19 Hepatitis B
4.22 Hepatitis C4.24 HIV AIDS
4.25 Clostridium Difficile4.27 West Nile Virus
4.29 Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producing Bacteria (ESBL)4.30 Management of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
4.31 Management of Group A Streptococcus4.32 Isolation Tray Service
4.34 Head Lice4.35 Shingles
4.36 Ebola 

Section 5 – Outbreak Management

5.1 Outbreak Contingency Plan5.2 Resident and Staff Surveillance – Line Listing
5.3 Outbreak Management – General5.4 Outbreak Management – Roles and Responsibilities
5.4.1 – MOL reporting form5.5 Respiratory Outbreak Protocol – Residents and Staff
5.6 Enteric Outbreak Protocol (contingency plan) – Residents and Staff5.8 Guidelines for Treatment and Prevention of Influenza with Neuraminidase Inhibitors

Section 6 – Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI)

6.0 Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI)6.1 ARI Screening Tool

Section 7 – Other Infection Control Guidelines

7.3 Guidelines for Construction & Renovations 


7.4 – Reference; CRMD Guide Infection Control Requirements for Space in Health Care FacilitiesIC 7.6 – Reference; Guide to the Control of Respiratory Infection Outbreaks in Long-Term Care
IC 7.7 – Reference; Routine Practices All; Additional Precautions PIDAC Nov 2012