Swine flu on the doorstep

Gillen, Sally
July 2009
Community Care;7/30/2009, Issue 1781, p26
The article focuses on how to keep infectious diseases like Staphylococcus aureus infections and swine flu way from care homes. Infections and diseases can spread very rapidly around care homes because they are closed communities. Care homes are advised to keep symptomatic residents in single rooms if possible and their clothes, linen and soft furnishings to be washed on a regular basis. Moreover, hoists, lift aids, baths and showers should also be cleaned thoroughly between patients.


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