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Infection Prevention and Control Health- Care Facility Response for COVID-19   [open pdf - 491KB]

From the Introduction: "This self-assessment tool is designed for acute health-care facilities (i.e. tertiary and secondary) but can be modified for the use in long-term care facilities, to help identify, prioritize and address the gaps in infection prevention and control (IPC) capacity in managing their response to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. The tool should be used by IPC professionals and/or those responsible for disaster planning or outbreak management in the facility (such as the response to the COVID-19 outbreak) at the start of the improvement process. A sample workplan template is provided to address gaps identified and record required actions. Repeat assessments are recommended (i.e. once a month), in order to correct actions and maintain an adequate response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to best evaluate the facility's improving opportunities, it is suggested to answer the questions carefully and critically. This tool focuses on the readiness, response and maintenance of the COVID-19 outbreak for IPC. It takes into account the most essential elements to prevent and control COVID-19 in acute health facilities as well as long-term care facilities."

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2020-10-20
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2020 World Health Organization. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo/]
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World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
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