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It’s on you - stop spreading the novel coronavirus

Healthcare professionals are at the forefront of every outbreak and are at increased risk of infection. They are not only exposed to the risk of infection, but also to numerous other dangers such as: pathogens, long working hours, psychological stress, fatigue and physical stress. Therefore, the measures for the process of an outbreak at the workplace should be observed.

Standard hygiene precautions (acc. WHO) in health care are the base to reduce the risk of transmission in the first place.

The following outbreak precautions are not only for the SARS-CoV-2 but also recommended for other pathogens and viruses as mentioned in the list below:

Airbone precautions

Pathogens e.g.

  • SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19)
  • SARSr-CoV (SARS)
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)
  • Measles virus (measles)
  • Varicella zoster virus (chickenpox)

 

Material recommendations:

  • SARS: FFP 3 mask
  • SARS-CoV-2: FFP 2 mask
    (only for health care professionals who treat patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection and a potential risk of aerosol release)

Droplet precautions

Pathogens e.g.

  • SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
  • Norovirus
  • HAV - Hepatovirus A (Hepatitis A)
  • Influenza virus (Influenza)
  • Mumps virus (mumps)
  • Neisseria meningitidis or meningococcus (meningococcal disease)
  • Rubella virus (german measles)

Material recommendations:
Softa-Man® acute / Softalind® 999, Vasco® Guard long gloves, Folitex® Procedure gown Tie neck, Folitex® Earloop (Type II), shoe covers, vomitting bags, liquid-tight laundry bags, bio hazard bags, Medibox® Sharps containers

Contact precautions

Pathogens e.g.

  • MRSA
  • CPO (Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms)
  • ESBL-producing bacteria (excl. E. coli)
  • Human respiratory syncytial virus
  • Salmonella

 

 

Material recommendations:
Softa-Man® / Softalind® family, Promanum® pureMeliseptol® Wipes sensitive or Meliseptol® rapid, Vasco® Guard long gloves, Visitor gown Folitex® Tie neck Green

Take care of your health and protect others

*Reference to below mentioned recommendations

  1. If you develop symptoms of a cold or flu, even if they are very mild, please stay at home and don’t go to work
  2. If a member of your household becomes ill, see and follow point 1 above
  3. Practice correct cough and sneeze etiquette
  4. Practice correct hand hygiene - the quickest and easiest way to break the transmission chain
  5. Mind how to talk about COVID-19 - keep in mind you are a professional health care worker
  6. Make sure you are getting your news from trustworthy, reliable sources (WHO or local health authorities)

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