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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Issues Infection Control Program for Long-Term Care Facilities

Virginia Beach, VA, July 21, 2010 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has released Infection Control In Long-Term Care: Protect Your Residents, Protect Yourself, a timely training program that addresses the unique challenge of disease-prevention in long-term care facilities.

This DVD program is in response to an increase in both the aging population and the corresponding demand for long-term care services. It covers a wide range of topics including: identification of common infections; factors that increase susceptibility to infection; and various practices that can help prevent disease.

Infection Control In Long-Term Care: Protect Your Residents, Protect Yourself explains each topic in detail, stressing the delicate and difficult nature of protecting residents from infection. To help determine specific interventions, the program identifies the various methods that diseases can be transmitted. It also points out potential sources of infections and cites reasons that increase vulnerability to disease.

Infection Control In Long-Term Care: Protect Your Residents, Protect Yourself then explores the various preventive measures and explains how each one can inhibit the spread of specific diseases. It discusses Standard Precautions, infection prevention practices that apply to all patients, and Transmission-Based Precautions, which include Contact, Airborne and Droplet Precautions.

The training DVD also enumerates detailed dos and don’ts in hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, resident placement and transport, sharps safety and safe injection practices, cleaning patient care equipment, and housekeeping.

The Training Solutions practice of DuPont Sustainable Solutions (formerly Coastal Training Technologies) offers blended learning solutions that integrate e-learning technologies, instructor-led courses and traditional media. For more information about Infection Control In Long-Term Care: Protect Your Residents, Protect Yourself or for a free no-obligation 7-day preview call 800-729-4325, visit www.training.dupont.com/healthcare-training or email sales@training.dupont.com.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions is one of the world’s leading publishers of safety, ethics and compliance, industrial skills and employee development training programs for healthcare, education, business, industry and government. Since 1984, more than 200,000 training professionals have relied on DuPont’s award-winning products to enrich the lives of employees worldwide.

Chelsea Kelley

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