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Extra precautions are taken in the hospital to prevent the spread of CPO to other vulnerable patients.
At home, these simple practices can be used to prevent the spread of infection including CPO infection:
You may go to work normally. If you work in the food industry, make sure you use safe food handling procedures to prevent contamination.
Tell your healthcare worker if you have CPO or have had CPO in the past.
To see this information online and learn more, visit MyHealth.Alberta.ca/health/pages/conditions.aspx?Hwid=custom.ab_carbapenemaseproducingorganisms.
Learning about CPO in the hospital
For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information call Health Link at 811.
Current as of: Aug 17, 2023
Author: Infection Prevention and Control, Alberta Health Services
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