This checklist is derived from the Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist For Transport and Arrival of Patients With Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Review your infection prevention and control policies and CDC infection control recommendations for COVID-19 for:
Assessment and triage of patients with acute respiratory symptoms
Implementation of Standard, Contact, and Airborne Precautions, including the use of eye protection
Visitor management and exclusion
Source control measures for patients (e.g., put facemask on suspect patients)
Requirements for performing aerosol generating procedures
Be alert for patients who meet the persons under investigation (PUI) definition
Know how to report a potential COVID-19 case or exposure to facility infection control leads and public health officials.
Know who, when, and how to seek evaluation by occupational health following an unprotected exposure (i.e., not wearing recommended PPE) to a suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 patient.
Remain at home, and notify occupational health services, if you are ill.
Know how to contact and receive information from your state or local public health agency.