Healthcare infection prevention and control FAQs for COVID-19
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Healthcare infection prevention and control FAQs for COVID-19
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    Who is this for: Healthcare personnel who may care for patients who are confirmed with or under investigation for COVID-19. What is it for: This creates FAQs to support the existing Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for COVID-19. How is it used: To assist healthcare facilities in preventing transmission of COVID-19 in healthcare settings.
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    1. What personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn by individuals transporting patients who are confirmed with or under investigation for COVID-19 within a healthcare facility? For example, what PPE should be worn when transporting a patient to radiology for imaging that cannot be performed in the patient room? -- 2. If a patient does not strictly meet the criteria for being a person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19, does that mean that COVID-19 is ruled out and I do not need to follow the recommended infection prevention and control practices for healthcare personnel? -- 3. What PPE should be worn by HCP providing care to asymptomatic patients with a history of exposure to COVID-19 who are being evaluated for a non-infectious complaint (e.g., hypertension or hyperglycemia)? -- 4. Is an Airborne Infection Isolation Room (AIIR) required to evaluate all patients with confirmed COVID-19 and those under investigation for COVID-19 (PUIs)? -- 5. If HCP did not wear a gown but wore all other recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., N-95 respirator, goggles and gloves) when providing care to a patient with confirmed COVID-19, what risk exposure category would apply for monitoring and assigning work restrictions? -- 6. What personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn by environmental services (EVS) personnel who clean and disinfect rooms of hospitalized patients with COVID-19? -- 7. What are recommended practices for terminal cleaning of rooms of hospitalized patients with COVID-19?
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