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dc.contributor.authorHealth Protection Surveillance Centre
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T10:47:22Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T10:47:22Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/627953
dc.descriptionResidential care facilities (RCF) are a critical part of health and social care services. RCFs should put in place clear processes that facilitate the return of residents from an acute setting and the admission of new residents, where it is clinically safe to do so. It is recognised that accepting admission or transfer of residents poses a risk of introducing COVID-19, even where processes to manage the risks are in place. However, it is essential that this risk is balanced against the consequences of restricting access to a facility/service or disproportionately impacting on the wellbeing of residents. In all instances, careful attention to Standard Precautions will assist in minimising risk of infection to residents and staff. Key elements of Standard Precautions include; hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), for example wearing disposable gloves when in contact with blood or other body fluids (other than sweat), non-intact skin or mucus membranes and regular environmental cleaning. It is essential that residents and clients and their significant persons are informed of the issues and risks of decisions related to their care and that their preferences are taken into account in applying this guidance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHealth Service Executiveen_US
dc.subjectCORONAVIRUSen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_US
dc.subjectRESIDENTIAL CAREen_US
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICESen_US
dc.titleInterim Public Health, Infection Prevention & Control Guidelines on: Admissions, Transfers to and Discharges from Residential Care Facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic [v1.0]en_US
dc.typeGuidelineen_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-07-31T10:47:22Z


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