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Outbreak Coordinator's Handbook – Gastroenteritis Kit for Aged Care

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Publication date: 
April 2011
Publication type: 
Procedure
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

This handbook helps coordinators respond to a gastro outbreak. It includes the main steps to identify and respond to an outbreak, information on gastro and resources to assist the coordinator in their role. 

The following items are included in the handbook:

  • outbreak management checklist
  • outbreak flowchart
  • outbreak identification
  • preventing further spread
  • additional outbreak measures
  • specimen collection
  • food handling during an outbreak
  • key contacts
  • outbreak management plan
  • gastroenteritis preparedness kit
  • resident/staff tracking form
  • outbreak management plan template