Scabies Outbreak

Hospital staff diagnosed the first cases of scabies at KCH on Nov. 19. Since that time, KCH said it has moved to disinfect the entire facility with an EPA-registered product and provided preventive treatment to all employees who deal directly with patients as well as non-patient care workers deemed to have potentially been exposed, the release stated.

Since the outbreak was identified, beyond removing infected personnel, hospital policy has been to put patients who were potentially exposed into isolation, notify everyone for adequate coverage, evaluate patients for relocation or discharge in anticipation of possible future staff shortages, intensify housekeeping efforts and mobilize the pharmacy with an adequate amount of relevant medications.

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