CLEANING & DISINFECTION OF HOME VISIT BAGS: All SHS personnel who make home visits in the course of their work either for Home Care or Well Baby services are responsible for proper Home Visit Bag technique which includes handing, cleaning and disinfection of the Home Visit Bag in a timely manner.
CLIENT & FAMILY IPAC EDUCATION/RELATED DOCUMENTATION: Some key aspects of client & family IPAC education include, among others: Signs and symptoms of infection, hand hygiene ,techniques for safe food preservation and vaccine-preventable diseases.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE MONITORING & REPORTING: When there is a diagnosed/suspected diagnoses of a communicable disease, SHS nursing staff are notified by FNIHB CDC Nurse Manager. They then refer to the latest version of the Alberta Government Notifiable Disease Reporting Matrix (https://open.alberta.ca/publications/ndr-manual-9th-edition) for disease specific guidelines for reporting of communicable disease. All cases of Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood Borne Pathogens as well as Enteric and Non-Enteric Diseases shall be reported to both the Federal and Provincial Governments.
COORDINATION OF IPAC ACTIVITIES: IPAC-related Safety Incident reports are reviewed, analyzed and acted upon.
DRESSING TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTION: All SHS personnel and Contractors are required to dress in a manner that prevents the spread of infection to others according to the SHS Dress Code And Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) procedures
FOOD HANDLING: SHS personnel involved in food handling shall receive training regarding food safety. Food preparation at SHS is carried out only in appropriate facilities.