Outbreak Coordinator's Handbook – Gastroenteritis Kit for Aged Care

A handbook to assist aged care providers in making decisions about the prevention and control of gastroenteritis (gastro). It forms part of the Gastro-Info – Gastroenteritis Kit for Aged Care.


Outbreak Coordinator's Handbook – Gastroenteritis Kit for Aged Care

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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

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