Infection Prevention and Control Update: Caring for a Patient with COVID-19 in the Home
As vaccinations become more available and COVID restrictions begin to be lifted, in-home care providers need to continue to keep their infection prevention and control knowledge and skills current while caring for patients with COVID-19 in the home. Preventing breaches in infection prevention and control practices during home visits is paramount, not just for “passing a survey,” but for keeping your patients and staff safe.
Join Mary McGoldrick as she reviews the infection prevention and control strategies based on the current CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations, and provides practical, best practice recommendations for preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when caring for a patient in the home. Topics presented will include PPE use/re-use, conservancy, and storage, potential compliance issues, preventing secondary household SARS-CoV-2 transmission, managing equipment/supplies brought into the home, and more.
At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe current CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations for using and managing PPE in the home. 2. Describe best practice recommendations for managing PPE and other supplies when inventory is limited. 3. More effectively reduce the risk of transmitting and being exposed to SARS-CoV-2 when caring for a patient with COVID-19 in the home.