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Infection Prevention and Control

This is the first edition of guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies for use when COVID-19 is suspected. This guidance is intended for healthcare workers (HCWs), healthcare managers and IPC teams at the facility level but it is also relevant for the national and district/provincial level. This is a generic document with guidance that is relevant for all populations.

Tags: IPC strategies, standard precautions, empiric precautions, contact and droplet precaution, airborne precaution, administrative control, collecting and handling laboratory specimens, environment and engineering controls, outpatient care.

Guidance document on Infection prevention and control during health care in long term care facilities. This guidance is intended for the mangers of the LTC facilities and IPC focal person at the facility. This is a generic document with guidance that is relevant for all populations..

Tags: Long term care facilities, care for older persons IPC strategies, standard precautions, empiric precautions, contact and droplet precaution, airborne precaution, administrative control, collecting and handling laboratory specimens, environment and engineering controls, outpatient care.

Guidance document on Home care for children, adolescents, pregnant mothers and adults with COVID19 presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts Tags: Home care practices, contact management at home, exceptions for breastfeeding mothers, waste disposal.

Link to common Q&As on infection prevention and control for health care workers caring for patients. This guide is intended for public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, health care managers and health care workers (HCWs) when addressing issues related to home care for patients with suspected COVID-19.

Tags: soiled linen, disinfection of goods from affected countries, personal protective equipment, screening blood products, hospitalization.

Recommendations to all Member States to improve access to hand hygiene stations. WHO recommends member states provide universal access to public hand hygiene stations.. It is also recommended that healthcare facilities improve access to and practice of hand hygiene.