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Title: An influenza outbreak in a regional dementia specific residential facility: management issues.
Authors: Hurley, James C.
Flockhart, Susan
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Victorian Department of Health
Place of publication: Melbourne
Journal title: Victorian Infectious Diseases Bulletin
Volume: 14
Issue: 1
Start Page: 5
End Page: 8
Abstract: The management of an influenza A outbreak in a residential facility for cognitively impaired residents of a Victorian regional health service is described. Twenty-five residents of a 60 bed stand alone facility were affected with one fatality resulting. Because virological confirmation of the outbreak was received late on a Friday, the initiation of anti-viral treatment and prophylaxis occurred out of hours. The unanticipated consequences of this out of hours management are discussed. The management of an influenza outbreak in a dementia specific residential facility requires a specific infection control response that anticipates the ethical issues relating to the care of the cognitively impaired.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/27
ISSN: 1441 0575
Internal ID Number: 00014
Health Subject: HEALTH SERVICES
INFLUENZA
OUTBREAK
RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES
AUSTRALIA
INFECTION
INFECTION CONTROL
ANTIVIRAL PROPHYLAXIS
VACCINATION
ETHICAL ISSUES
Type: Journal Article
Article
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