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Posted 01/29/2020 in Category 1

How to Prevent Coronavirus in Home Care


How to Prevent Coronavirus in Home Care

As of  January 29th, 2020,  134 persons have passed from coronavirus and the number of confirmed cases in China has grown to more than 4,500.

The epicenter of the flare-up is Wuhan, a city of 11 million residents.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authorities (HHS) said there were 60 cases in 13 other nations outside of China, including five confirmed cases within the U.S.

CDC has issued a Intermittent Regulations on preventative measures for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). As per CDC,

Person with a confirmed status of 2019-nCoV or in a process of the virus status confirmation needs to know the following:

In case your health care providers determined you are able to receive proper care at home, you still need to obey the following rules:

 

1.    Limit contact with your common surrounding. Don't go to work, school, or open areas, except for getting therapeutic care. 

2.    Don't utilize public transportation or taxis. 

3.    Separate yourself from other individuals in your home. As much as conceivable, remain in a separate room from other individuals in your household. 

4.    Do not share utensils, clothes, individual belongings.  

5.    Call ahead to schedule an appointment before going to your doctor.

6.    Wear a facemark, while you are around other people. 

7.    Cover you mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.

8.    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 



Preventative Measures For Caregivers and Family Members.

In case you live with, or taking care of a person diagnosed, or being assessed for 2019-nCoV coronavirus, you need to stay compliant with the following:



1.  Ensure that shared spaces  have a great source of fresh air such as conditioner or an opened window.

2.   Wash your hands frequently with water and soap for no less than 20 seconds. It is OK to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer  with at least 60% of alcohol, in case water and soap are not accessible. Do not rub your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 

3.  Use a disposable facemask, gown, and gloves when you have a contact with the person’s blood, body fluids  such as sweat, spit, sputum, nasal discharge, stool or urine. Throw out used gloves and the rest of protective equipment after utilizing them. Don't reuse! Wash your hands instantly after taking off your facemask, outfit, and gloves.

4. Clean hard surfaces with bleach solution. Make bleach solution with 1 tablespoon of bleach and 4 cups of water. 

5. Properly dispose all used supply such as gloves, masks, gowns, tissues, etc. Tie garbage bag thoroughly and double bag when dispose soiled stuff. 

6. Monitor person`s symptoms. 

7. Watch out for flulike symptoms, such as fever, body aches, headache, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath. Seek medical attention immediately, if you start noticing any of the above symptoms.  

 

For more information on how to prevent novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) go to https://www.cdc.gov

 

 

 


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