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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Influenza Outbreak Management Protocol for LTC Facilities

It’s that time of year again and the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services published a document this month with some succinct reminders about influenza.

These recommendations include information about illness, how to watch for it among residents of long-term care facilities and what to do in a health care setting when you suspect a patient or resident of having an influenza-like illness.

Also included are other factors to consider during an outbreak of influenza-like illness, such as sanitation recommendations for infection prevention and control and considerations for those at high risk of contracting the illness.

This resource can be accessed here:

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