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Resources about influenza, respiratory outbreak protocol and gastroenteritis

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The following information is available for our residential care providers.

Hand hygiene

View available resources and auditor certification on hand hygiene.


Mental Health Substance Use (MHSU) Toolkit

The MHSU OUTBREAK TOOLKIT (for MHSU sites with less than 15 beds): will provide guidance for the management of residents/clients with symptoms for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal illness.

The QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE: contains educational resources including both posters, and signage.


Respiratory Outbreak Protocol and Toolkit for Residential Care Facilities


The purpose of this document is to be a resource guide for managers of residential care facilities within the Fraser Health area to assist in preventing, recognizing, and controlling outbreaks of gastroenteritis in their facility.

This document is consistent with principles of:

  • Always following "Standard Precautions" as outlined in your facility Infection Control Manual;
  • Initiating "Transmission Based Precautions" as indicated in specific situations, and as outlined in your facility¬† Infection Control Manual; and
  • Following the advice and direction of your Infection Control Practitioner.

This document was developed by Fraser Health Public Health Services in consultation with the Fraser Health Residential Care Infection Control Committee.

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