Home care is delivered to patients who reside in their home or a community care residence. M. tuberculosis transmission to HCWs who work in home-based healthcare settings has been documented, with recommendations developed to prevent transmission.25
Good practice statements
Home care agencies, in consultation with public health authorities, should develop a system for screening at-risk clients for signs of respiratory TB before and during visits, thus facilitating earlier diagnosis and use of appropriate infection prevention and control measures.
The room in the home where the health care worker sees the patient should be well ventilated.
Health care workers should not perform aerosol-generating medical procedures in the home on clients with, or being evaluated for, respiratory TB.
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