07 May Sister Erika Janutsch: We are stepping up our game
CPOA’s Sister Erika Janutsch who is the Head nursing sister at The Somerset Lifestyle and Retirement Village, writes: “We are stepping up our game!
There is nothing like a strong opponent to bring out the best in you. And COVID-19 is certainly a strong opponent. Protecting our residents and protecting our staff is a great responsibility and we take infection control seriously. It is an integral part of our work at the care centre. Infection control informed the design of the building, the flooring we chose, the finishes and the furnishings we bought, the appliances we purchased, the routine cleaning practices we implement and the chemicals we use, waste management, food preparation and our nursing care – We consider infection control in every aspect of what we do.
We are using our existing knowledge about infection control now, and we are combining it with everything we know about the coronavirus. But… We are stepping up our game!
- Training our staff
- Reinforcing good practices
- Rigorously applying the basics
- Supplying the appropriate PPE, hand sanitizers and soap
- Keeping up to date with international recommendations and guidelines
- Upgrading existing cleaning protocols.”
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