I recently had an interview with the Nursing Review, a publication by the Australian College of Nursing. I discussed why I want to involve Health Care Workers in the ‘Stop Gastro Spread’ campaign.
Here is the link that you will be able to access if you are a member of the Australian College of Nursing.
If not, my main points were:
1. Healthcare workers are in a prime position to influence and educate members of the community about Gastro, Gastro Spread and Infection Spread in general.
2. Health care workers must also be reminded of Government Guidelines for reducing Norovirus Spread.
3. It’s time to start practicing more traditional methods of infection control as a way to prepare for bigger infectious threats looming on our horizon. These methods include Quarantine, Hand-Washing, Isolation and the almost obsolete, Convalescence.
4. Health Care Workers must practice what they preach and stick to the return back to work guidelines (48 hours after last symptom) or possibly 72 hours if they are food handlers.