The Vermont Department of Health provides periodic infection prevention training to residential care facilities in an effort to bring stringent infection control strategies to these settings. These practices are typically associated with acute care hospitals. Topics include hand hygeine compliance and environmental cleaning.
Infection Prevention in Residential Care Homes
The Vermont Department of Health in cooperation with the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences presented a series of training sessions for residential care staff around the state.
The training was presented in Rutland (October 12) and Burlington (November 17). More than 120 individuals representing 80 care facilities attended the training. Topics included hand hygeine, environmental cleaning, emerging MDROs and more.
Several of the Burlington sessions were videotaped and will be made available soon for you to view. Check back here for more information.
- Patient Education booklets
Print and copy the information, or order the booklets online.
- Vermont Department of Disabilities Aging and Independent Living
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Survey of Residential Care Facilities
- Get Smart for Healthcare
- Catheter-associated UTIs (CAUTIs)
- HAI's in the Long-term Care setting