The Preventionist

Basic Infection Prevention for Nurses and Healthcare Workers

Infection Control Situation: Norovirus Associated Gastroenteritis

You, the DSD, come on duty Monday morning and are told Sunday night three residents began having several episodes of vomiting and Diarrhea and a Nursing Assistant went home with the same symptoms.  What should you do with this information? Consider this a potential Norovirus- associated Gastroenteritis outbreak. First notify DON, Medical Director, resident’s Physicians, […]

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