Reduce Fly Population in the Environment

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June 18, 2012


  • Keep food covered – do not eat in patient care areas
  • Tip: Place sugar packets in sealed plastic type container
  • Keep lids on trash cans in dirty utility rooms
  • Do not collect soda cans, or rinse them out and keep in covered container
  • Wash food and trash transport carts after each use
  • Pour enzymatic down drains
  • Keep outside doors closed
  • Consider installing fly abatement devices
  • Kill flies when sighted if possible
  • Track and report fly sightings to Facility Management
  • Must minimize patient risk factors:
  • Keep all wounds covered securely at all times and check dressing integrity before taking patient outside
  • Replace dressing that is leaking, soiled, or malodorous promptly
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