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Precautions for SARS. Room Placement / Entry. Airborne isolation rooms or SARS unit (negative pressure, at least 6 air exchanges per hour) Only essential staff enter room/unit Minimize time in room Minimize time within six feet of patient

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room placement entry
Room Placement / Entry
  • Airborne isolation rooms or SARS unit (negative pressure, at least 6 air exchanges per hour)
  • Only essential staff enter room/unit
  • Minimize time in room
  • Minimize time within six feet of patient
    • HCW position to avoid droplets in front of patient’s face
  • Minimize amount of direct contact with patient
  • Do not go into patient’s bathroom unless essential for patient care
reducing droplets
Reducing Droplets
  • Medical management to reduce cough
  • Medical management to reduce nausea and prevent vomiting
  • No nebulizer treatments
  • Supply oxygen dry; by nasal prongs if possible
  • Patient to wear surgical mask at all times when HCW are in the room
  • Handle bed linens to avoid creating aerosols
protective barriers n95 mask
Protective Barriers: N95 Mask

- Ensure mask fits on face

- Comfortable enough so that does not need adjustment while garbed

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Protective Barriers: Gloves
  • Ensure overlap between gloves and gown cuff
  • Double glove
    • Wear first pair for direct contact with patient, then remove
    • If top pair of gloves contaminated (eg. cleaning vomit), remove and replace
protective barriers
Protective Barriers
  • Protect face
    • Consciously keep hands away from face/head/neck while in room
    • Ensure hair is tied or clipped back so that hands do not move to adjust
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help with procedures
    • Iv starts etc more difficult to perform garbed
    • Most experienced person should be performing
  • Do not check pager, or answer phone while in room
  • Do not wear rings or watch (to allow adequate disinfection of hands)
removing barriers
Removing Barriers

At door to room, remove gloves, then gown

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Removing Barriers

At door to room, remove gloves, then gown

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Removing Barriers

At door to room, remove gloves, then gown

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Removing Barriers

Disinfect hands with alcohol handwash in the room

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Removing Barriers

Leave the room

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Removing Barriers

Leave the room

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Removing Barriers

Disinfect hands

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Removing Barriers

Disinfect hands

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Removing Barriers

Hold the face shield by the edge of the face shield and lift it up over your head

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Removing Barriers

Hold the face shield by the edge of the face shield and lift it up over your head

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Removing Barriers

Remove N95 mask, by holding at the bottom and lifting it up over your head

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Removing Barriers

Remove N95 mask, by holding at the bottom and lifting it up over your head

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Removing Barriers

Remove hair cover

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Removing Barriers

Disinfect hands

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Removing Barriers

Disinfect hands

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Protective Barriers

Put on a clean N95 mask, a clean gown, and hair cover

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Protective Barriers

Put on a clean N95 mask, a clean gown, and hair cover

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Protective Barriers

Put on a clean N95 mask, a clean gown, and hair cover

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Protective Barriers

Put on a clean N95 mask, a clean gown, and hair cover

if you feel sick
If you feel sick
  • Early infection can present with low grade fever and chills only, or only aching and headache
  • Check with occupational health if you are worried
  • Report fever immediately; assessment will be arranged same day
  • Self-isolate at home until assessment has been done, or until you feel better