Health What healthcare personnel should know about caring for patients with confirmed or possible coronavirus disease 2019 Poster
The What healthcare personnel should know about caring for patients with confirmed or possible coronavirus disease 2019 is a Health workplace posters poster.
This poster, provided by the CDC, offers a set of guidelines for healthcare workers on what to do when caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection of COVID-19. This includes in-depth information on how COVID-19 spreads, how you can protect yourself, environmental cleaning and disinfection, and when to contact health services.
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CS 315495-A 03/12/2020 For more information: www.cdc.gov/COVID19 Healthcare personnel (HCP) are on the front lines of caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and therefore have an increased risk of exposure to this virus. HCPs can minimize their risk of exposure when caring for confirmed or possible COVID-19 patients by following Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed (COVID-19) or Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings . What healthcare personnel should know about caring for patients with confirmed or possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) How COVID-19 Spreads There is much to learn about the newly emerged COVID-19, including how and how easily it spreads. Based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and what is known about other coronaviruses, spread is thought to occur mostly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets among close contacts. Close contact can occur while caring for a patient, including: • being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a patient with COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time. • having direct contact with infectious secretions from a patient with COVID-19. Infectious secretions may include sputum, serum, blood, and respiratory droplets. If close contact occurs while not wearing all recommended personal protective equipment personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare personnel may be at risk of infection. How You Can Protect Yourself Healthcare personnel caring for patients with confrmed or possible COVID-19 should adhere to CDC recommendations for infection prevention and control (IPC) : • Assess and triage these patients with acute respiratory symp - toms and risk factors for COVID-19 to minimize chances of exposure, including placing a facemask on the patient and placing them in an examination room with the door closed in an Airborne Infection Isolation Room (AIIR), if available. • Use Standard Precautions , Contact Precautions, and Airborne Precautions and eye protection when caring for patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19. • Perform hand hygiene with alcohol-based hand rub before and after all patient contact, contact with potentially infectious material, and before putting on and upon removal of PPE, including gloves. Use soap and water if hands are visibly soiled. • Practice how to properly don, use, and doff PPE in a manner to prevent self-contamination. • Perform aerosol-generating procedures, in an AIIR, while following appropriate IPC practices, including use of appropriate PPE . Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Routine cleaning and disinfection procedures are appropriate for SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare settings, including those patient-care areas in which aerosol-generating procedures are performed. Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are recommended for use against SARS-CoV-2. Management of laundry, food service utensils, and medical waste should also be performed in accordance with routine procedures. When to Contact Occupational Health Services If you have an unprotected exposure (i.e., not wearing recommended PPE) to a confirmed or possible COVID-19 patient, contact your supervisor or occupational health immediately. If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, or difficulty breathing), do not report to work. Contact your occupational health services. For more information for healthcare personnel, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html
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- Original poster PDF https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/caring-for-patients-H.pdf , updated June 2020
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