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Long-Term Care Facility Resources

Toolkits to prevent and address outbreaks in long-term care facilities

Washington County Public Health’s Disease Control and Prevention Program (DCAP) works with long-term care facilities to prevent the start and spread of infectious diseases among health care personnel and residents. For more information about any of the resources below, call 503-846-3594.

Interim Summary of Long-Term Care Facility Infection Control for COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Pathogens

Influenza Infection Prevention and Control (PDF 2.6 MB)
For health care personnel and resident training and education (slides from PowerPoint presentation)

Protect the residents in your facility

Therese Phin, Region 1 Infection Preventionist for OHA’s Healthcare-Associated Infections Program, provides information about the risk and prevention of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms and Candida auris in the long-term care setting.

Burnout, moral distress and compassion fatigue

A career spent helping and caring for others can be fulfilling and meaningful, but the wear and tear of the daily challenges working in long-term care facilities can add up. We are often asked to step in to extreme and traumatic situations, provide help to our most vulnerable, and navigate through unsympathetic systems. We all want to provide the best possible service for our clients, but at what cost? Learn about burnout, moral distress and compassion fatigue. This session will help you learn the difference between the three, how to recognize symptoms, and how we know when it’s time to make a change.

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