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Infection Control Long Term Care: Guidelines for Investigation of Gastrointestinal Illness Mobile App

The Infection Control Long Term Care: Guidelines for Investigation of Gastrointestinal Illness mobile app is a guideline for initiating the very first steps of an outbreak investigation of gastrointestinal illness in a long-term care facility. The sequence of action steps should facilitate a prompt and effective investigation. The deletion of a saved submission is quite simple.

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    Guidelines for Investigation of Gastrointestinal Illness Of Undetermined Origin in Long Term Care...

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    This is a guideline for initiating the very first steps of an outbreak investigation of gastroint...

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    If symptoms develop on one floor and move to other floors in a rapid progressive fashion, suspec...

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    If there are symptomatic cases distributed on multiple units within a 12 hour period, suspect a ...

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    Request that the facility’s medical director or his/her designee be responsible for coordinating ...

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    Be sure that each specimen container is labeled with the person’s name and the date specimen was ...

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    Whenever the causative organism is unknown during initial investigation, two specimens should be ...

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    The laboratory will set up an outbreak kit that will include the following per patient:

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    One set of collection vials (one with and one without transport media).

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    Two patient forms (one for viral testing and one for bacterial testing).

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    One specimen outbreak bag (with side pocket for both forms).

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    Patient instructions/institutional instructions.

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    5. Individual/multi mailer with cold packs and labels

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    All specimens should be transported cold to MSPHL by quickest possible means.

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    1. Stool Specimens – collect from 10 or more persons

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    Liquid stool specimens should be collected within 72 hours of symptom onset.

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