2004, Updated 2006
Infections acquired in health care institutions can be a common occurrence. When infections occur, they can be devastating to residents as well as staff members. Staff and health care providers in nursing homes play a crucial role in protecting themselves and their residents. The better prepared you are, the safer you and your residents will be. And the best way to defend against infection is to prevent it -- to focus on infection control.
During this program you'll learn:
- How to prevent infection and
- How to employ the steps of a comprehensive infection control program - hand washing, barrier protection, sharps precautions, patient placement, food handling and housekeeping.
"Infection Control in Long-Term Care"is a practical educational tool. It shows long-term care staff and health care providers using proven techniques for identifying infection risks. It also demonstrates preventive measures that help to minimize the threat to residents and staff members. Filled with practical information and useful instruction, this video will explain the major causes of infections in long term care settings, what you can do to prevent them, where infection risks are most likely to appear and so much more.
This video training provides a unique and interactive learning experience. In addition to the valuable learning information contained in the video and accompanying facilitator guide, the video in-service provides opportunities for facilitated discussion to help involve participants in acquiring knowledge that will help everyone understand how to prevent infection and how to be prepared to respond quickly and correctly if an infection occurs.
Resident health and safety is your number one priority. Your residents and their families trust you to help protect them and to guard their health ... the health of people who, in many cases, are more susceptible to serious infection. Understand where dangers exist and work to prevent them. Train to protect yourselves and your residents. And above all, be educated and informed so you can provide the best protection for yourself and your residents.YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE FACILITATOR GUIDE HERE