Reminders – Conserving PPE

Angie Szumlinski Health

We are all struggling with acquiring enough PPE to meet the needs of our residents/staff. It is not a problem that will go away anytime soon, but there are ways to conserve PPE while maintaining appropriate infection control practices. Here are a few ideas: Gloves – should be worn for any contact with a resident or their environment Gowns – …

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

Angie Szumlinski Health

The spread of COVID-19- Person-to-person transmission most commonly happens during close exposure to a person infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, primarily via respiratory droplets produced when the infected person speaks, coughs, or sneezes. Droplets can land in the mouths, noses, or eyes of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs of those within close …

Facemask/PPE Do’s and Don’ts

Angie Szumlinski Compliance

As we continue to navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic, many healthcare professionals are becoming numb when it comes to using facemasks. Many of us have been very successful at protecting our residents from the spread of the virus but now is not the time to lower our standards or relax infection control best practices. Here are a few reminders for …

Protective Eyewear – CDC Update

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Compliance

On July 15, 2020, the CDC announced a change to the Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for HealthCare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Eye protection is an important part of PPE in preventing unnecessary exposure. As with any point of entry into the body (i.e., nose, mouth, broken skin, etc.) the eyes are considered high risk …

Video Cameras – Remote IC Surveys

Angie Szumlinski Compliance

The question of “should we be using video cameras?” is one we hear frequently, should we have them, should we not, can we use them in common areas, can residents have them in their rooms, etc.? In a few venues, the law requires a provider to allow video cameras in resident rooms, but in most states, the law is silent …

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Statewide program to connect Michigan employers with PPE suppliers as non-essential businesses begin to reopen

Angie Szumlinski News

LANSING, MICH. – With efforts to re-engage Michigan’s economy underway through recent executive orders signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Pure Michigan Business Connect program through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has developed a portal specifically designed to support the personal protective equipment (PPE) needs of Michigan businesses as they start the process of re-opening. “We want to ensure we …

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PPE Tracking Logs

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Providing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) is imperative to protecting staff, but facilities need to make sure they are not wasting any or burning through it too quickly. Use our PPE tracking logs, both standard and COVID-19 Care specific, to keep track of where your supplies are going. Click here for our Daily PPE Tracking Log Click here for our …