Preventing the Spread of COVID-19:
Latest on Caring for In-home Patients
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
While waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine’s widespread distribution, SARS-CoV-2 “variants of concern” have begun to circulate in the United States. Home care and hospice clinicians must keep their infection prevention and control knowledge and skills current while caring for patients with COVID-19 in the home.
Review the latest infection prevention and control strategies based on the current CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations, and receive practical, best-practice recommendations for preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when caring for a patient in the home. Topics include PPE, potential compliance issues, preventing secondary household SARS-CoV-2 transmission, managing equipment, supplies brought into the home, and more.
- Outline how to reduce the risk of transmitting and being exposed to SARS-CoV-2 when caring for a patient with COVID-19 in the home
- Describe current CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations for the use and management of PPE in the home
- Explain best practice recommendations for managing PPE and other supplies when inventory is limited
- Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®, Home Care and Hospice Consultant, Home Health Systems, Inc.