CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PROTOCOL FOR PERSONAL CARE AIDES / CAREGIVERS

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PROTOCOL FOR PERSONAL CARE AIDES / CAREGIVERS

There’s a lot we still don’t know about the coronavirus in the U.S., but what we do know is that coronavirus prevention is critical at this time, particularly when it comes to our elderly and/or immunocompromised patients. Coronavirus affects elderly individuals more seriously than younger individuals, and so it’s important to take extra precautions. We’ll be updating our personal care aides and caregivers with the coronavirus’ latest protocols as we learn them, but for now, please be sure to follow the key preventative techniques below.

Patient Care

  1. Standard precautions must be strictly adhered to for ALL
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds upon entering and leaving a patient’s home, and as often as necessary.
  • Wear gloves during patient care who has a cough or if there will be contact with body fluids such as urine or sputum.
  • Wear face masks during patient care if coughs, splashes or sprays occur.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with cleaning agents such as Lysol or Clorox.

 

  1. If the patient or anyone residing in the home, display signs and symptoms of fever >100.4°F, cough, AND shortness of breath, remove yourself from inside the house, and call your Home Care Coordinator or ask for a Nurse. DO NOT LEAVE OUTSIDE THE HOME UNTIL YOU ARE DIRECTED TO DO SO.

 

Self-Care

Protect yourself from respiratory illness by following everyday preventive actions.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the garbage.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with cleaning agents such as Lysol or Clorox.
  • If you have symptoms of respiratory illness with symptoms of a fever higher than 100.4°F, cough, AND shortness of breath, stay home, seek medical attention, and contact your Home Care Coordinator as soon as possible.

These efforts will help stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick, and it is important to follow them during this time:

 

 

 

 

2020-03-30T14:28:46+00:0006.03.2020|

10 Comments

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