Orange County Nursing Home Infection Prevention Toolkit

For Orange County nursing homes only – schedule a consultative session with the OC Infection Prevention Team

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1. Introduction – Preventing COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

  • Roadmap – Key Strategies for Preventing COVID-19 in Nursing Homes (PDF) (DOC)
  • FAQs – Overview of COVID-19 (PDF) (DOC)
  • FAQs for Staff – Concerns About COVID-19 Exposure (PDF) (DOC)
  • FAQs for Staff – Monitoring Yourself for Infection Symptoms (PDF) (DOC)

2. Visitors

  • COVID-19 Visitor Policy for Nursing Homes (PDF) (DOC)
  • FAQs – Visitor Policy (PDF) (DOC)
  • No Visitor Policy –Letter to Family (PDF) (DOC)

3. Social Distancing, Masking, and Shared Activities

  • Poster – How to Properly Wear a Mask (PDF)
  • Guidance for Residents – Social Distancing, Masking, Activities (PDF) (DOC)
  • Guidance for Staff – Social Distancing, Universal Masking, and Breaks (PDF) (DOC)
  • FAQs for Staff – Social Distancing, Universal Masking, and Breaks (Coming soon)
  • Video – Social Distancing (Coming soon)
  • Video – Universal Masking (Coming soon)
  • Video – Break Room Etiquette (Coming soon)

4. Universal Symptom and Temperature Screening

  • Staff Entry Symptom and Temperature Screening Protocol (PDF) (DOC)
  • Resident Symptom and Temperature Screening Protocol (Coming soon)
  • Poster – Health Alert – Know COVID Symptoms (PDF)
  • FAQs for Staff – What to Know if You Have COVID-19 (PDF) (DOC)
  • FAQs for Staff – Keeping Family Safe if You Have COVID-19 (PDF) (DOC)

5. Universal COVID PCR Screening

  • Protocol – Universal COVID PCR Screening (Coming soon)
  • Protocol  – When You Have COVID-19 in Your Nursing Home (Coming soon)
  • FAQs for Staff – Universal COVID PCR Screening (Coming soon)
  • FAQs for Staff – What to Know if You Have COVID-19 (PDF) (DOC)
  • FAQs for Staff – Keeping Family Safe if You Have COVID-19 (PDF) (DOC)

6. Hand Hygiene

  • Protocol – Hand Hygiene (PDF) (DOC)
  • FAQs – Hand Hygiene (PDF) (DOC)
  • Video – Hand Hygiene (Coming soon)

7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Coming soon)

  • PPE Supply Assessment
  • PPE Prioritization
  • Protocol – PPE Use
  • Protocol – PPE Re-Use & Extended Use
  • FAQs – PPE Use
  • FAQs – PPE Re-Use & Extended Use
  • PPE Training – Dos & Don’ts
  • Video – PPE Use
  • Video – PPE Re-Use & Extended Use
  • Video – PPE Dos and Don’ts

8. Cohorting (Coming soon)

  • Protocol – Cohorting

9. Environmental Cleaning (Coming soon)

  • Protocol – Environmental Cleaning
  • FAQs – Environmental Cleaning
  • Cleaning Cart Guide
  • Cleaning Training – Dos and Don’ts
  • Video – Environmental Cleaning

10. Skills Assessment Tools (Coming soon)

11. Observation Tools (Coming soon)

12. Feedback Tools (Coming soon)