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    Hi Michael,

    Could you please put this out as a question.

    Can anyone tell me how often hoist slings should be washed, (apart from when
    they are obviously soiled) ?

    With thanks,

    Catherine Dunn

    IPC Lead

    Fairway Bayside Aged Care

    195 Bluff Road

    Sandringham. Vic 3191


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    Hi Catherine, we wash our slings on a set night once a week and PRN. More importantly we have one sling per resident, we do not share the slings, hope this helps Lorretta Fuller WWHS

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    Hi Michael,
    Could you please put this out as a question.
    Can anyone tell me how often hoist slings should be washed, (apart from when they are obviously soiled) ?
    With thanks,
    Catherine Dunn
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    At least monthly or obviously if soiled, any resident with an infection has a dedicated sling for the duration of the infection, still if soiled it is changed..

    Mary Anne Edwards
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    Hi Michael,
    Could you please put this out as a question.
    Can anyone tell me how often hoist slings should be washed, (apart from when they are obviously soiled) ?
    With thanks,
    Catherine Dunn
    IPC Lead
    Fairway Bayside Aged Care
    195 Bluff Road
    Sandringham. Vic 3191

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    All of our residents who require slings have their own personally named sling. These are washed weekly on a schedule.
    Our falls slings are for anyone who falls who does not use a sling or whose sling is not appropriate. These are washed after each use.
    Any sling that is used and soiled is washed immediately.
    Hope this is helpful.
    Kindly, Deanne

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    At least monthly or obviously if soiled, any resident with an infection has a dedicated sling for the duration of the infection, still if soiled it is changed..

    Mary Anne Edwards
    Clinical and Operations Manager

    Resthaven Age Care Facility Pty Ltd t/a Resthaven on Quarry
    10 Sands Terrace
    QLD 4740

    Postal Address: PO Box 3036
    North Mackay
    QLD 4740

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    Hi Michael,
    Could you please put this out as a question.
    Can anyone tell me how often hoist slings should be washed, (apart from when they are obviously soiled) ?
    With thanks,
    Catherine Dunn
    IPC Lead
    Fairway Bayside Aged Care
    195 Bluff Road
    Sandringham. Vic 3191

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    Hi,

    The attached doc from The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations is a good resource. It is specifically looking at air conditioning during COVID. This is a version from last year so check to see if it have been update.

    Kurnitski J BA, Franchimon F, Mazzarella L, Hogeling J, Hovorka F, et al,
    REHVA COVID-19 guidance document. Brussels: The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations; 2020. p. 1-17.

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    HI All,

    Can anyone give me any direction in regards to what to do with air-conditioning/ heating systems at a Residential Aged Care site in the event of a COVID outbreak.

    Given that COVID has been spread at some of the medi hotels via air-conditioning systems and in particular the Delta strain.

    Is the thought that the air-conditioning would be turned off in zones affected?

    Your thoughts and guidance greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards

    Kathleen

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    #78226
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    Hello Kathleen

    According to US CDC, there is still no clear evidence that transmission of any covid variants is possible in sufficient numbers to infect people, through the ducting of central air conditioning systems.

    They have previously recommended high ventilation rates (fresh air) of around 4 air changes per hour or greater, to dilute any aerosolised particles.

    Most hotels dont use central ducted plant for the guest bedrooms. And very little fresh air into the split systems or fan coil units that serve them. What they need to do is keep the toilet exhaust operational all the time to keep the each room under a slight negative pressure.

    rom what I have read, the delta variant makes more copies of itself in a much quicker time within the infected persons. So may require higher ventilation rates than the variants before.

    But, to answer your question, I dont think there is a clear answer and certainly not without knowing the type of a/c system and the ventilation rate etc.

    Regards

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    > On 23 Jul 2021, at 2:32 pm, Kathleen Felstead wrote:
    >
    >
    > HI All,
    >
    > Can anyone give me any direction in regards to what to do with air-conditioning/ heating systems at a Residential Aged Care site in the event of a COVID outbreak.
    >
    > Given that COVID has been spread at some of the medi hotels via air-conditioning systems and in particular the Delta strain.
    >
    > Is the thought that the air-conditioning would be turned off in zones affected?
    >
    > Your thoughts and guidance greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Kind Regards
    >
    > Kathleen
    > Kathleen Felstead
    > Clinical Quality & Education Consultant
    >
    > Corporate Services
    > 70 Dale St Port Adelaide, SA 5015
    > M. 0436 619 720
    > E. kfelstead@unitingsa.com.au
    > W. unitingsa.com.au
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    Hi Lalith,

    Thanks for the information. Our sites vary with the air conditioning units and types due to ages of the buildings. Appreciate the prompt information

    Kind Regards
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    On 24 Jul 2021, at 6:57 am, Alan mclean wrote:

    Hi,

    The attached doc from The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations is a good resource. It is specifically looking at air conditioning during COVID. This is a version from last year so check to see if it have been update.

    Kurnitski J BA, Franchimon F, Mazzarella L, Hogeling J, Hovorka F, et al,
    REHVA COVID-19 guidance document. Brussels: The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations; 2020. p. 1-17.

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    From: ACIPC Infexion Connexion On Behalf Of Kathleen Felstead
    Sent: Friday, 23 July 2021 14:27
    To: ACIPCLIST@ACIPC.ORG.AU
    Subject: [ACIPC_Infexion_Connexion] Question

    HI All,

    Can anyone give me any direction in regards to what to do with air-conditioning/ heating systems at a Residential Aged Care site in the event of a COVID outbreak.

    Given that COVID has been spread at some of the medi hotels via air-conditioning systems and in particular the Delta strain.

    Is the thought that the air-conditioning would be turned off in zones affected?

    Your thoughts and guidance greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards

    Kathleen

    Kathleen Felstead
    Clinical Quality & Education Consultant
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    Corporate Services
    70 Dale St Port Adelaide, SA 5015
    M. 0436 619 720
    E. kfelstead@unitingsa.com.au
    W. unitingsa.com.au
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    #78234
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    this may be of some use

    Kind Regards

    Arish Naresh J.P, MHSc(Distinction), PG HSM, PG HSc,Dent Therapy, Adv Cert IT PhD(Hon)
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    From: ACIPC Infexion Connexion on behalf of Lalith Ramachandra
    Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 4:58 PM
    To: ACIPCLIST@ACIPC.ORG.AU
    Subject: Re: [ACIPC_Infexion_Connexion] Question

    Hello Kathleen

    According to US CDC, there is still no clear evidence that transmission of any covid variants is possible in sufficient numbers to infect people, through the ducting of central air conditioning systems.

    They have previously recommended high ventilation rates (fresh air) of around 4 air changes per hour or greater, to dilute any aerosolised particles.

    Most hotels dont use central ducted plant for the guest bedrooms. And very little fresh air into the split systems or fan coil units that serve them. What they need to do is keep the toilet exhaust operational all the time to keep the each room under a slight negative pressure.

    From what I have read, the delta variant makes more copies of itself in a much quicker time within the infected persons. So may require higher ventilation rates than the variants before.

    But, to answer your question, I dont think there is a clear answer and certainly not without knowing the type of a/c system and the ventilation rate etc.

    Regards

    Lalith Ramachandra
    Mech Engineer
    LR Consulting Engineers
    Darwin, NT

    Ph 0401117423

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    On 23 Jul 2021, at 2:32 pm, Kathleen Felstead wrote:

    HI All,

    Can anyone give me any direction in regards to what to do with air-conditioning/ heating systems at a Residential Aged Care site in the event of a COVID outbreak.

    Given that COVID has been spread at some of the medi hotels via air-conditioning systems and in particular the Delta strain.

    Is the thought that the air-conditioning would be turned off in zones affected?

    Your thoughts and guidance greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards

    Kathleen

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    Hi Kathleen
    The jury remains out on this and has been a constant source of problems for us in Victoria.
    The current infection control guidelines V27.1 from Victoria dept of health has a section about AC and HVAC including a table re different ways to accommodate.
    Bottom line is fresh air and leaving toilet exhaust fans on while not ideal is acceptable if no other ways are available.
    Cutting down on any treatments that could create aerosols is also important – nebulisers and CPAP. Keeping doors closed during and 30 minutes post treatment another mitigation strategy.

    Sarah

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    Hi,

    The attached doc from The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations is a good resource. It is specifically looking at air conditioning during COVID. This is a version from last year so check to see if it have been update.

    Kurnitski J BA, Franchimon F, Mazzarella L, Hogeling J, Hovorka F, et al,

    REHVA COVID-19 guidance document. Brussels: The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations; 2020. p. 1-17.

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    HI All,

    Can anyone give me any direction in regards to what to do with air-conditioning/ heating systems at a Residential Aged Care site in the event of a COVID outbreak.

    Given that COVID has been spread at some of the medi hotels via air-conditioning systems and in particular the Delta strain.

    Is the thought that the air-conditioning would be turned off in zones affected?

    Your thoughts and guidance greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards

    Kathleen

    Kathleen Felstead
    Clinical Quality & Education Consultant
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    Corporate Services
    70 Dale St Port Adelaide, SA 5015
    M. 0436 619 720
    E. kfelstead@unitingsa.com.au
    W. unitingsa.com.au
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