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For Long Term Care/Assisted Living Facilities
For immediate support, please call (360) 414-5599 x 6431 to reach a Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse.

FREE TRAININGS: Essentials of Infection Prevention for Nursing Homes - EQuIP for Long Term Care webinar series 2018
EQuIP (Education, Quality, Infection Prevention) webinars are the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10am-11am, attendees will need to register here.  For more information, please see the training flyer.

Long Term Care/Assisted Living Facility Newsletters:
Newsletters are published quarterly:
Winter 2018
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
Spring 2017


Influenza:

For Seasonal Influenza weekly updates, please click here.

Influenza Outbreak Support resources:
*Influenza Line List - used to track patients during Influenza/Respiratory Illness outbreak
*No Visitor Sign
*Influenza Outbreak in LTCF FAQ's
*Influenza Quick Reference Guide
*WA DOH Recommendations for LTCF 2017-2018 Flu Season
*For Washington State Department of Health current Flu Season information, please click here

PLEASE NOTE: No Visitor/Quarantine recommendations are different for Influenza than a GI Outbreak.  For Influenza, the recommendation is to continue precautions for 7 days after the most recent illness onset, OR until 24 hours after resolution of fever and respiratory symptoms, whichever is longer.  Should another person (resident or staff) become symptomatic within that 7 days, the 7 day count should start over.

For Influenza Outbreak support, please call (360) 414-5599 x 6431 to reach a Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse.


Norovirus/Gastrointestinal Outbreak:

Gastrointestinal Outbreak Support resources:
*Gastrointestinal Line List - used to track patients during a Gastrointestinal (GI) Illness Outbreak
*No Visitor Sign
*Food Service Information
*Sanitizing During Outbreaks

PLEASE NOTE: No Visitor/Quarantine recommendations are different for a GI Outbreak than Influenza.  For GI Outbreaks, the recommendation is to continue precautions for 96 hours after the most recent symptom onset. Should another person (resident or staff) become symptomatic within that 96 hours, the 96 hour count should start over.

For Gastrointestinal Outbreak support, please call (360) 414-5599 x 6431 to reach a Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse.



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