Norovirus outbreak management in a resident-directed care environment

Geriatr Nurs. Sep-Oct 2009;30(5):318-28. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2009.05.001. Epub 2009 Aug 20.

Abstract

This article describes the setting, nature of outbreaks, control efforts, and impact of the resident-directed care philosophy on outbreak management at a senior residential community that experienced norovirus outbreaks during the past 2 winters. Suggestions are made for infection control programs in resident-directed care settings.

MeSH terms

  • Caliciviridae Infections / nursing*
  • Caliciviridae Infections / virology
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Gastroenteritis / nursing*
  • Gastroenteritis / virology
  • Housing for the Elderly / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Care
  • Norovirus / isolation & purification*
  • Washington