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Clinician Login

Infection Control Information

Kaymar has policies in place to keep you safe. This includes a policy on infection control.  Part of our infection control strategy is using ‘routine practices´. This means that every health care worker should follow the same steps with every client to reduce the risk of spreading germs between patients. They should:

  • wash their hands with soap or a hand sanitizer before and after any patient contact 
  • wear disposable gloves when they may come in contact with blood or body fluids    
  • cover cuts or scratches with a bandage until healed 
  • dispose of contaminated material in a safe manner 
  • use of gown / mask / face shield if blood or body fluids may be splashed or touch the health care provider

Prior to your first visit with your therapist, they will ask required questions on the Acute Respiratory Illness (ARI) screening tool. Patients with a fever and new or worse cough or shortness of breath are considering to be "ARI Positive" and infection control precautions will be taken. This may include use of a gown, gloves, eye shield and/or a mask. These precautions are designed to protect you and are an important part of preventing illness.

Kaymar shares information with our clincians, staff and the public concerning infection prevention and control practices and resources.  

 Effective hand hygiene is of paramount importance in controlling infection. 

What is hand hygiene?

Hand hygiene refers to cleaning your hands, either using soap and water or a waterless hand sanitizer.

Why is hand hygiene important?

Illness causing organisms can survive for days on contaminated surfaces or items. Hands are easily contaminated through touching these surfaces or items and the illness causing organisms are introduced into the body through touching the eyes, nose or mouth or through eating.

When do I need to perform hand hygiene?

Hand hygiene should be performed in the following instances:

  • after personal care (i.e. blowing your nose, using the washroom)
  • after assisting another with personal care 
  • before preparing or eating food 
  • after touching potentially contaminated surfaces (i.e. any surface, linen or items used by someone who is ill, or any surface/item touched by many people, such as a grocery cart, etc)

Health care workers have other instances (in addition to the above) where they should perform hand hygiene:

  • before and after any patient contact
  • before and after putting on/removing gloves
  • after any contact with potentially contaminated materials or surfaces

 

 

 

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Our 40-member team of dedicated, multi-disciplinary professionals strives to support adults, families and children as they respond to the challenges of living, working and learning in their communities.
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