Practice General Infection Prevention Skills
- A Unit Guide To Infection Prevention for Long-Term Care Staff (PDF, 2.97 MB)
This guide provides frontline and other staff with basic knowledge about long-term care facility infection prevention guidelines.
- Standard- and Transmission-Based Precautions
Educational module and resources that describe the different types of transmission-based precautions, including how contact precautions prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), when and how to properly use personal protective equipment, and strategies to engage facility staff in using evidence-based practices to prevent HAIs, including catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
- Hand Hygiene
Educational module and resources that highlight basic hand hygiene principles and best practices to reinforce with frontline staff, including the products, procedures, and strategies to implement and sustain hand hygiene programs.
- Environment and Equipment
Educational module that outlines how the environment and equipment in a facility can be a source of potential bacterial and viral infections, and how to educate and engage staff in proper cleaning and disinfection practices.
- Take the Pledge handout (PDF, 827 KB)
Tool to engage all facility staff to practice all infection prevention skills by performing hand hygiene, practicing standard precautions, keeping the facility's environment and equipment clean, and understanding and educating others about the appropriate use of antibiotics.
- Bath Basin Frequently Asked Questions
The answers to these frequently asked questions are intended to support facilities in the implementation of infection prevention efforts.