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Infection Control Policies and Practices for Medical Respite Programs

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
January 26, 2012 | 2 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will describe infection control policies and practices to prevent the spread of infections related to respiratory disease, wounds, and gastrointestinal illnesses in medical respite programs. Medical respite programs provide post-acute clinical care and 24-hour bed rest to people experiencing homelessness and recuperating from illness or injury. With patients often sharing the same quarters, effective infection control policies are necessary to prevent the spread of disease, particularly for patients who are immunocompromised. Attendees will also learn from a medical respite program that primarily serves people who are diagnosed with tuberculosis. Program development and funding will be discussed. This webinar will be of interest to homeless health care administrators and clinicians, medical respite care providers, emergency shelter providers, public health and safety officials, and others interested in improving policies and practices in the medical respite setting.

Speakers:

  • Jessie Gaeta, MD; Medical Director, McInnis House, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program; Boston
  • Timothy Johnson, BA, BBA; Chief Operating Officer, Harmony House, Inc.; Houston

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