Illinois Department of Public Health:  Infection Control Measures for Health-Care Facilities during Flooding, Sewage Intrusion or Other Water-Related Emergencies

Illinois Department of Public Health: Infection Control Measures for Health-Care Facilities during Flooding, Sewage Intrusion or Other Water-Related Emergencies

IDPH is closely monitoring the flood waters in Illinois

Author: Epidemiology & Communicable Disease Staff/Friday, April 19, 2013/Categories: Home Page, Press Release, NEWS

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is closely monitoring the flood waters in Illinois.  Interruptions of the water supply and sewage spills in health-care facilities are situations that require immediate recovery and remediation measures to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff.  Flooding from either external (e.g., a river) or internal sources (e.g., a water system break) usually results in property damage and a temporary loss of water and sanitation.  

The purpose of this 3-page memorandum is to help promote awareness of infection control recommendations for health-care facilities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) that are published in the "Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities" (2003) available at http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/eic_in_HCF_03.pdf 

Click on the link below read the entire 3-page memorandum.

 

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