Infection Prevention and Control Enhancements
Fairhaven has many Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) enhancement projects that are planned for late Summer as we prepare our Home for the Fall.
Forty “no touch” sink taps have arrived and will be installed as time permits in the upcoming two weeks. We have also ordered no touch paper towel dispensers that have not arrived at the Home yet. This is part of our plan to use Provincial funding to invest in equipment/infrastructure that will not only help us fight off the coronavirus immediately, but also protect us in the future from COVID-19 and any other pathogens.
Plastic holders for point of care risk assessment guidelines, and outbreak protocol information, have been installed at all residents rooms.
Three new Tornado Sterilizers have been installed. There have been a couple of installation issues but they will be operational soon.
Hand washing sinks, for the front entrance and staff entrance, are now installed. This will be a great addition to our efforts to ward off any viruses throughout influenza season and all year long.
We are also looking into temperature monitors for both the employee entrance/exit and for the upper level of the Home as well.
Safety of Staff and Residents will remain foremost in our minds as we enter into another potentially difficult phase of the pandemic. Thank you to everyone for the sacrifices that you have made, and continue to make, to ensure that your coworkers and our Residents remain healthy. One of our regular Ministry Inspectors is retiring and she told me yesterday that she will miss Fairhaven the most because of staff’s “obvious dedication to Residents and doing whatever it takes to care for them.” That was a very proud moment for me.