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  • Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facility Infection Prevention and Infrastructure Matching Grant

    … Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facility Infection Prevention and Infrastructure Matching Grant – RFA closed on April 25, 2022 The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has established a matching funds program that allows skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other types of long-term … size of materials, or the brand of materials. See this example application for reference. For things such as staff bonuses or rate increases, please provide the number of proposed staff, …
    • Updated on March 01, 2023.
  • CGDD - Clothing and Laundry

    CLOTHING AND LAUNDRY LAW Each patient shall..."Be permitted to use and wear his or her own clothing and personal articles, or be furnished with an adequate allowance of clothes if none are available. Provision shall be made to launder the patient's clothing." § …
  • Tick Bite Prevention

    … are many steps you can take to protect yourself from tick bites. Use repellent on skin and clothing Use insect repellents on exposed skin and clothes to prevent tick bites. Repellents should contain one of these: 20–30% DEET 10–20% … the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases. Wear the right outdoor clothing Wear long sleeves, long pants, and tall socks. This helps keep ticks on the outside of …
    • Updated on May 05, 2023.
  • FS ADL-Bathing

    … they have the intelligence and developmental ability to complete. … p00936-bathing.pdf … FS ADL-Bathing
  • Lead-Safe Wisconsin: Protecting Adults from Lead Exposure

    … in 1978 because researchers found it can be toxic to humans and animals, it’s still present in things like fishing sinkers and commercial paint. Lead poisoning occurs by swallowing or … metal may also create lead fumes. Workers can then bring that lead home with them—on their clothes, hair, or shoes. Occupations and hobbies that may cause lead exposure include: Auto body … to remove paint. Wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE), such as protective clothing and respirators at work, will help to lower your exposure. Wear washable coveralls or …
    • Updated on December 29, 2022.
  • Winter Safety Tips for Parents

    … cold related dangers include: Dress children warmly using boots, hats and mittens Layer clothing Dress children in water repellant outer clothing Make sure clothing is dry and stays dry … guidelines for a safe skating outing: Skate on approved surfaces only Do not skate where "thin ice" signs appear Do not skate alone No horseplay Children under 12 years of age should wear … off the equipment. Are you aware of the potential hazards that sledders encounter? If you think that these concerns are unfounded, remember that a typical sled can go 15-20 miles per hour …
    • Updated on April 25, 2023.
  • Mosquito Bite Prevention

    … are many steps you can take to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Use Repellent on Skin and Clothing Use insect repellents with 20–30% DEET , 10–20% picaridin, 10–20% IR3535, or 30–40% oil of lemon eucalyptus on skin and clothes to prevent mosquito bites. Parents should apply repellents to their children, and be sure …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Workplace Safety and Health Information for Health Professionals

    … (For chemicals) What form are the chemicals in: dust, vapor, liquid, or gas? Does your skin or clothing ever come into contact with chemicals? How much time do you spend using each thing that you are concerned about in your workplace? Do you use any personal protective … Workers can bring work hazards home with them. Chemicals can come home on a worker's skin, clothes, and shoes and contaminate the car and home. Ask your patients about the types of jobs …
    • Updated on January 30, 2023.
  • Cold Weather-Related Health and Safety Tips (Hypothermia)

    … The result is hypothermia. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, causing unclear thinking and inhibiting body movement. This could cause a person to not know what is happening … in cold water. Victims of hypothermia are most often: Elderly people with inadequate food, clothing or heating. Babies sleeping in cold bedrooms. People who remain outdoors for long … person, as follows: Get the victim into a warm room or shelter. If the victim has on any wet clothing, remove it. Warm the center of the body first (chest, neck, head and groin) using an …
    • Updated on April 24, 2023.
  • Cleaning Up Your Residence After a Flood

    … rough surfaces with a stiff brush, rinse the item with clean water, then allow to dry. To wash clothing: Wash any clothes contaminated with flood or sewage water (including clothes worn during cleanup) in hot … breaks in shaded areas or in cool rooms, drinking water, and wearing light and loose-fitting clothing when not engaged in cleaning and sanitizing. Do outdoor activities during cooler hours. …
    • Updated on May 14, 2020.
  • Climate and Health: Winter Weather Health and Safety Tips

    … during winter. Protect yourself from extreme cold. Protect yourself by wearing loose layers of clothing underneath a wind and weather resistant coat. Look for symptoms of hypothermia including … cellular telephone, hearing aids and for cochlear implants) Blankets or sleeping bags Extra clothing High-calorie non-perishable food (such as granola bars) Extra food and water for your … food provides the energy your body needs to produce its own heat. Wear layers of loose-fitting clothing and remove layers when necessary to avoid overheating, perspiration, and subsequent …
    • Updated on December 27, 2022.
  • Tick and Insect Repellents

    … may be preferred for most situations. Some chemical repellents include products used to treat clothing which contain permethrin or permanone. These products should not be used on skin. … needs. Safe use of insect repellents Apply repellent sparingly, and only to exposed skin or clothing. One application will last four to eight hours. Whenever possible, wear long sleeves, pants, shoes and socks, and apply repellent to clothing instead of to skin. Do not apply repellents to eyelids, lips or wounded skin. Do not …
    • Updated on January 28, 2020.
  • Skin Infections: Prevention and Disinfection

    … most effective way is to practice good personal hygiene habits, like showering, and washing clothing and bedding regularly. After skin infections have been identified, it is important to … wounds, or insect bites right away. Do not share items, such as towels, razors, bar soap, clothes, or toys. Avoid skin-to-skin contact with anyone who has a skin infection. Cover any skin … Practice proper hygiene: Shower right after practice and games. Wash uniforms and practice clothes after each use, and only wear clean clothes. Do not share personal items, such as gear, …
    • Updated on March 20, 2023.
  • Infection Control and Prevention: Standard Precautions

    … as gloves, gowns, masks, respirators, and eyewear used to create barriers that protect skin, clothing, mucous membranes, and the respiratory tract from infectious agents. PPE is used as a … of dirt and organic matter, therefore cleaning must occur first before disinfection. Wet a cloth with the disinfectant, wipe away dirt and organic material, then with a clean cloth apply … a biohazard symbol or red in color. Such items may include used PPE and disposable rags or cloths. Local public health agency staff can transport infectious waste themselves or contract …
    • Updated on March 03, 2022.
  • Head Lice

    … as common. When lice crawl, or nits attached to hair that has been shed hatch, they can get on clothing or belongings. Examples include hats, scarves, coats, combs, brushes, towels, and … especially clothing, hats, brushes, combs, towels, and bedding. Clothing, linen, or cloth toys that an infested person has used should be washed in hot water and machine dried at …
    • Updated on September 02, 2021.
  • WRC: Visitor Information

    … is required for visitation. Visitors cannot have any of the following: Exposed undergarments Clothing with revealing holes, tears, or slits Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images, or pictures Gang-related …
    • Updated on April 11, 2023.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Environmental Health

    … contact control practices that prevent contamination of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and clothing. These precautions should be observed when contact with potentially hazardous materials, … there is a possibility of debris, dirt, or other hazardous substance causing contamination of clothing and shoes.  A respirator (N95 or higher) may be worn for situations involving airborne … not necessary. Other considerations:  hearing protection, waders or rubber boots, a change of clothes, cell phone or portable radio, camera, ID with photo, and conducting the inspection with …
    • Updated on January 05, 2023.
  • Infection Control and Prevention - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    … and practices for local health agencies For communicable disease exposure, PPE is specialized clothing or equipment used to prevent contact with hazardous substances. Its use is an integral … as gowns, gloves, masks, and goggles provide physical barriers that prevent the hands, skin, clothing, eyes, nose, and mouth from coming in contact with infectious agents. PPE is used to … with other PPE when indicated. Remove at point of use and discard disposable gowns or place cloth gowns in laundry container. Wash hands immediately after removing all PPE.   Surgical masks …
    • Updated on January 13, 2023.
Last revised May 31, 2023