You are the infection control nurse in your 75-bed nursing home. You have an attached 10 bed unit for dementia care. One of your residents has returned from a week with their family and has developed a fever and cough. You suspect that this resident may have contracted a new respiratory infection that has just recently been seen in the community, Covid – 19. Develop a checklist that the facility can use for this case and any future disease outbreaks.
What are the symptoms of a respiratory infection with Covid – 19?
How would you identify and manage ill residents?
What extra precautions would need to be taken for the dementia residents?
What type of supplies would you need?
What staff precautions would need to be taken?
What training would staff need?
What considerations would be needed for visitors?
Johns Hopkins Map
Interactive outbreak investigative exercise
Washington State COVID19
You are the infection control nurse in your 75-bed nursing home.
APA – 2 pages.