Influenza Outbreak Management

Outbreak Definition of Influenza: Three or more residents and/or employees with influenza-like illness within the same 48-hour period or four residents and/or employees within seven days in the same wing or area indicates a potential influenza outbreak until proven otherwise.   If an influenza outbreak has been declared, the first 24 hours are critical in minimising the...

Gastroenteritis Outbreak Management

Outbreak Definition of Gastroenteritis: An outbreak of gastroenteritis is where two or more people, residents and/or employees, in a residential care facility become ill, with vomiting and/or diarrhea within 24 hours of each other.  If an outbreak of gastroenteritis has been declared, the first 24 hours are critical in minimising...

COVID-19 Outbreak Management

Outbreak Definition of COVID-19: Two or more residents of a residential aged care facility who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 via RAT or PCR test within five days of each other and have been onsite at the residential aged care facility at any time during their infectious period; or five or more employees, visitors and/or residents...

Scabies Outbreak Management

Outbreak Definition of Scabies: An outbreak is two or more cases of scabies among residents or employees of a facility within 4-6 weeks. If an outbreak of scabies has been declared, the first 24 hours are critical in minimising the impact of the infection on residents and employees.      ...

Norovirus Outbreak Management

Outbreak Definition of Norovirus: An outbreak of norovirus is where two or more people, including residents and or employees in a residential aged care facility, become ill, with vomiting and or diarrhea within 24 hours of each other. If an outbreak of norovirus has been declared, the first 24 hours are...

VRE Management

Outbreak definition of  VRE:  An increase in cases (colonisations or infections) above the number usually occurring in a residential aged care setting.  Immediate actions need to include Isolate Set up PPE station and signage  Cohort healthcare workers, working areas  Provide a single bathroom, bedroom, observation and, care equipment to the affected...