Outbreak

Status

St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa has an active Infection Prevention and Control Committee that monitors all resident and staff illness.

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RESPIRATORY OUTBREAK

As of February 16, 2017

Dublin and Waterford are the affected Home Areas.

Visiting is allowed but only 1:1 with family member.

Public Health recommendations to help stop the spread of illness include:

Adhere to the outbreak and infection control measures of the facility

Do not visit if you are ill

Limit your visit to only one resident, as much as possible

Clean your hands often with liquid soap and running water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Clean your hands

  • When entering the facility and before leaving
  • Before entering and after leaving a resident’s room
  • Before eating or assisting a resident with his/her meals
  • After going to the washroom or blowing your nose
  • Get immunized against Influenza every year

Outbreak Control

If YOU are ill or even suspect that you might be Ill PLEASE Do Not Visit the Home Keep our Residents Safe!

Keep on washing your hands!

St. Patrick’s Home has an active Infection Prevention and Control Committee that monitors all resident and staff illness.

A Pandemic Plan is in place – in the Home, in the City and in the Province.

Remember

Handwashing is the key to controlling infections. As always, if YOU become ill, please follow these standards:

IF YOU HAVE HAD: SYMPTOMS STAY AWAY FOR:
Gastro-enteritis Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Abdominal cramping
Fever/abnormal body temperature
(< 35.5°C or > 37.5°C) or a temperature that is known to be abnormal for you.
48 hours after the last symptom ends
Respiratory type illness Myalgia (muscle ache)
Runny nose/ sneezing
Sore throat/ hoarseness
Nasal Congestion
Chills
Headache
Malaise (fatigue)
Cough
Fever/abnormal body temperature
(< 35.5°C or > 37.5°C) or a temperature that is known to be abnormal for you.
48 hours after the last symptom ends