Influenza B Outbreak At Windsor Regional Hospital
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Windsor Regional Hospital reports that they currently have two positive Influenza B cases and two probable in 7 Medical (East & West) at the Ouellette Avenue campus.
All patients are currently being offered Tamiflu porphylaxis.
The following guidance will apply until further notice.
- The unit will remain open to new admissions, with limited transfers.
- Patients may be transferred for medical necessity. Should a asymptomatic patient require transfer to another unit from 7 Medical – they must be placed in Droplet and Contact precautions for a minimum of 3 days.
- If any 7 Medical patient requires medical treatment, testing or therapy the receiving unit must use Droplet and Contact Precautions. Staff and equipment must be dedicated to 7 Medical as much as possible.
- All symptomatic patients should remain in their room/bedspace as much as possible and wear a mask if outside their room/bedspace.
- Nursing staff are responsible for tray delivery on 7 Medical – dietary shall drop off the dietary carts, and pick up the used trays at their regular intervals.
- Any patient meeting the case definition for respiratory illness below, must be placed into Droplet and Contact Precautions, and should only leave their room if medically necessary.