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Infection Control and Prevention

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Infection control benefits everyone.

Infection control prevents the spread of disease in healthcare settings. Following simple, evidence-based practices protects you, your patients and your community.

Stay up to date on best practices. Check out the resources below. We also offer:

  • Help with communicable disease and reporting questions.
  • Help with outbreak investigation and control.
  • Visits from Public Health Consultant who provide public health information and updates.

When transferring a patient, hospitals and long-term care facilities must complete the
Inter-Facility Infection Prevention and Safety Form.

Precautions

Injection safety

Hand hygiene

Environmental cleaning

Personal protective equipment

Assisted living and long-term care

  • Norovirus/vomiting/diarrhea outbreaks—Know your facility's normal gastrointestinal illness rate. This will help you quickly identify outbreaks. Use this toolkit if you suspect an outbreak.
  • Flu outbreaks—Monitor flu-like illness Oct. 1 through April 30. Use this tool to promptly and effectively respond to an outbreak.
  • Assisted living flu outbreaks—Congregate living facilities must provide a safe living environment. Use this tool to quickly identify and control flu outbreaks.

Patient materials

Surveillance 

Other resources

Infection control articles