- Lists and explains the factors predisposing residents to infection
- Discussion of general and specific precautions to protect residents including IV Therapy, Enteral Feeding and urinary catheterisation.
This chapter begins by presenting general preventative strategies and concludes with information about specific infectious agents commonly encountered in aged care facilities.
- Factors predisposing residents to infection
- General susceptibility
- Local susceptibility
- Environmental factors
- General precautions and specific precautions to protect residents
- Urinary catheterisation
- Enteral feeding
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE)
- Scabies infestation