Focus: Infection Control

Equipment and environment need infection control attention

May 28, 2020

Best infection control practices should be occurring amid growing COVID-19 challenges at  nursing homes, according to an article on the McKnight’s website.

They include placing hand-washing stations or alcohol-based hand rubs by all entryways, cleaning non-disposable medical equipment between each use, and screening any equipment newly coming into a facility.

Laundry, utensils and medical waste management are also key.

Coronavirus can remain on surfaces long after a patient infects a certain area or item.

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