Resident Safety Resources
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Be Prepared for the Next Influenza Season
Calculating Infection Control Rates
Quality Improvement for Nursing Facilities newsletter article, January 2012
Flu Prevention and Illness Outbreaks
Is your infection control program effective?
Read this article to see if your facility has the appropriate infection control program in place to investigate, control, and prevent infections.
Norovirus Fact Sheet
from the Iowa Department of Public Health
Pandemic Influenza: Preparedness and Readiness Kit for Long Term Care Facilities
This Briggs Corporation kit includes a policy manual, based on recommendations made by the Department of Health and Human Services, an in-service program, staff education booklet, Cough Etiquette poster, and a CD-ROM to customize the plan for your facility.
- Putting Fun in Infection Control - Lutheran Home in Hollidaysburg, PA
Quality Improvement for Nursing Facilities newsletter article, April 2012
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Intake and Output
Medical Supplies and Equipment
Beds: Are Your Residents Safe and Sound When in Bed?
Use the FDA recommendations provided in this article to identify and protect your residents from entrapment hazards associated with bed frames, side rails, and mattresses.
Equipment Malfunctions, When
Sophisticated medical equipment has become commonplace in most nursing facilities. Read this April 2008 Liability Landscape article to learn about risk management practices that will assist you in avoiding critical equipment malfunctions.
Hot Water: Prevent Hot Water from Scalding Residents
Liability Landscape article, August 2006
Medication and Vaccination Administration
Pain Management Checklist
Poor pain management can trigger survey citations for abuse, violation of residents’ rights, and substandard care. Use this checklist to help you protect your residents and facility.
Consider implementing these ten precautionary measures to assist your staff in protecting your facility and its residents.