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dc.contributor.authorHurley, James C.en
dc.contributor.authorFlockhart, Susanen
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-02T04:37:25Zen
dc.date.available2012-10-02T04:37:25Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.govdoc00011en
dc.identifier.issn1757-1774en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11054/24en
dc.description.abstractInfluenza is a highly contagious infection with the potential for outbreaks in residential facilities despite seemingly adequate vaccination levels among residents. The management of an influenza A outbreak in a residential facility for cognitively impaired residents of an Australian regional health service is described. Twenty-five of the residents of a 60-bed standalone facility were affected, with one fatality resulting. As virological confirmation of the outbreak was received late on a Friday, the initiation of antiviral 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 dementiaspecific residential facility requires a specific infection control response which anticipates the ethical issues relating to the care of the cognitively impaired.en
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dc.publisherSageen
dc.titleManagement of an influenza outbreak at a residential facility.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.specifiedArticleen
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleJournal of Infection Preventionen
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume11en
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue2en
dc.bibliographicCitation.stpage58en
dc.bibliographicCitation.endpage61en
dc.publisher.placeLondonen
dc.subject.healththesaurusHEALTH SERVICESen
dc.subject.healththesaurusINFLUENZAen
dc.subject.healththesaurusOUTBREAKen
dc.subject.healththesaurusRESIDENTIAL FACILITIESen
dc.subject.healththesaurusAUSTRALIAen
dc.subject.healththesaurusINFECTIONen
dc.subject.healththesaurusINFECTION CONTROLen
dc.subject.healththesaurusANTIVIRAL PROPHYLAXISen
dc.subject.healththesaurusVACCINATIONen
dc.subject.healththesaurusETHICAL ISSUESen
dc.date.issuedbrowse2010-01-01en
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