Infection Control Long Term Care: Infectious Disease Outbreaks Mobile App
The Infection Control Long Term Care: Infectious Disease Outbreaks mobile app contains scientifically based information to improve the assessment of residents.
How does it work?
It provides nursing professionals with criteria for identifying specific body-site infections. This enhances the objectivity of reporting signs and symptoms to providers and helps providers make decisions whether or not to culture sites, order other diagnostic tests, and/or prescribe treatment, including antimicrobials. An outbreak is an occurrence of similar illnesses that are in excess of the normal expectancy for a given location and period of time. An outbreak can be one case of a disease of unusual occurrence or public health importance (i.e., tuberculosis, meningococcal disease, measles, streptococcal wound infection). Or an outbreak can be defined as three or more cases related by time, place and in the same population, OR two and one half times above the normal incidence of new cases.