Use Universal Precautions

 

Minor injuries and illnesses happen. Familiarize yourself with universal precautions for handling bodily fluids and provide appropriate supplies, such as gloves, so residents with minor injuries can care for themselves appropriately. Provide a basic first aid kit so residents with minor injuries can have access to bandages and other items to keep such injuries clean.

Take basic steps to prevent others from getting sick. If someone is ill, ask them to cover their coughs and sneezes, and to dispose of any tissues appropriately. Ask them to stay home from work or school, avoid close contact with others, and avoid shaking hands and hugs until they are feeling better.

Support the resident in getting advice from their health care provider on how to feel better, and what exact steps they can take to help others stay safe.

Course Syllabus

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Creating a Communicable Disease Policy Overview
Communicable Disease Policies: Exercise
Why a Communicable Disease Prevention Policy is Important
Can I Ask a Resident About Their Health Condition?
Communicable Disease Policies: CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #1
Communicable Disease Policy Requirements
Physical Property Policy Requirements
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING #2
Actively Encourage Regular Handwashing
Create a Chore Chart for General House Cleaning
Remind Resident and Staff About the Risks of Sharing Personal Items
Use Universal Precautions
Provide Residents with Information About Preventative Health Care and Vaccines
Avoid Having a Joint Communicable Disease Policy with Treatment Facilities
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #3
Write Your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
Upload a DRAFT of your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
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