There is a patient with a communicable disease on our unit... now what?
the event of a confirmed communicable disease exposure on your unit or
facility, the Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre will be notified by
either the Infection Control department at your site or by Public Health and
the exposure criteria and risk to employees will be determined.
follow up is needed for employees, the managers of the affected departments will
be notified by the Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre with follow up
per instructions given to the managers, employees who have been notified to
contact the Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre are to do so
at 1-866-922-9464 (select Option 1)
to speak with an Occupational Health Nurse for a full assessment of the
Occupational Health Nurse will confirm when you had contact with the source
person, will review the exposure criteria with you, and will discuss follow up
recommendations if you meet the exposure criteria.