What is COVID-19?
What measures you need to take as a caregiver?
- Frequently wash hands with soap and water. Wash hands for atleast 20 seconds
- Wear gloves while providing care to minimize direct contact with bodily fluids
- Cover your cough or sneeze in your elbow
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as this is the most common way for the virus to enter the body
- Avoid going to work if you are sick
Here is a guide published by Texas Health & Human Services that shares measures you need to take before, during and after your shift.
How to screen for COVID-19?
Texas Health & Human Services has established a screening flow chart that all the caregivers need to follow before providing care. Key highlights:
- Screen yourself
- If your screening is ok, call the family and ask them screening questions
- Provide care only if both screenings are clear. Follow the flow chart to decide course of action in all cases
Need additional training?
Below is a good source to get some additional training on COVID-19 and your role as a caregiver in infection control.
How to stay upto date?
Please follow CDC site to get the latest information on COVID-19.
Still have questions?
Please contact the office if you have any questions or concerns.