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Airborne Diseases and HCP Protection: In a Nutshell

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:01 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:03 Diseases that can be transmitted via the air include viral and bacterial agents.

    00:08 Airborne diseases are easily spread due to their ability to survive in the air and live on surfaces.

    00:16 Healthcare personnel includes anyone who's providing care for a person who has or is suspected of having an infectious disease.

    00:23 The three priorities to prevent further spread of infectious airborne disease are: number one, limit the entry of germs.

    00:32 Number two, isolate known or suspected infected patients as quickly as possible.

    00:38 And number three, protect healthcare personnel and caregivers.


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    The lecture Airborne Diseases and HCP Protection: In a Nutshell by Rhonda Lawes is from the course COVID-19 Safety for Health Care Professionals (HCP).


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    1. Screen all incoming people who enter the hospital
    2. Do not allow health care workers who are experiencing symptoms to come to work
    3. Isolate clients who develop body aches, fever, and cough
    4. Wear a surgical mask for all aerosol procedures and treatments for infected persons
    5. Staff must wear a gown, N95 mask, goggles, and gloves only for those diagnosed with COVID-19

    Author of lecture Airborne Diseases and HCP Protection: In a Nutshell

     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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