Nursing Home Infection

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With regards to matrimony, all lawful marriages should be respected regardless if the state abides with such roles or not. The law went further to highlight the essence of existence of each resident, emphazing the right of self-determination, communication and access to persons and services inside and outside the facility. In addition, a nursing home facility must protect and promote the rights of each resident, including each of the following rights: maintain and establish an infection control program to prevent the development and transmission of diseases and provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment. Under such infection control program, the facility must investigate, control, and prevent the spread of infection in the facility; decide the type of isolation procedure to apply to each individual resident who is suffering from an infectious disease; and maintain a record of incidents and corrective actions related to each infection. To prevent the spread of infection, the facility must isolate the resident and prohibit employees with a contagious disease or infected skin lesions from direct contact with residents or their food. Mandatory implementation of hand hygiene before and after contact with residents must be implemented to avoid the spread of diseases. The importance of this regulation is to assure the development,…show more content…
A resident, determined to be incompetent, should be able to assert these rights based on his or her degree of capabilities. If the law deems a resident incompetent, the rights of the resident are exercised by the person appointed under state law and in case the resident is not incompetent as deem by the state court, any legal-surrogate designated in accordance with the state law may exercise the resident’s
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