COVID-19 infection prevention and control : preparedness checklist for long-term care facilities
PublisherManila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Gov't Doc #WPR/DSE/2020/028
COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care (LTC) facilities can have devastating effects on the health and well-being of residents, as they are vulnerable to serious infection due to their age and possible underlying medical conditions. Strengthening infection prevention and control (IPC) practice is crucial to prevent spread of COVID-19. This preparedness checklist consists of several elements that are crucial for preparing LTCF for COVID-19. It can be used by facility administrators, IPC focal points or staff, internal or external professionals.