COVID-19 is a deadly virus that spread across the world. It is a highly contagious disease, which spreads through physical contact with an infected person. It made the people so sick that it restricted the people from going out for work. There are so many people infected with these viral diseases that hospital beds are also not available. Therefore, many patients have to keep in the house for primary treatment. People who take care of COVID -19 patients in their Care home mansfield have to take special care of them.
The patient is in complete isolation, the rest of the family members need to go to quarantine. No person should go outside his or her home. This means that family members need to make arrangements for daily necessities like groceries, vegetables, and medicines at their doorsteps in such a way that there is no interaction with the people outside. Doctors also suggest that if a member is infected with COVID19 one person has to be assigned separately for his or her care.
While taking care the caregiver should keep the following points in mind while handling a COVID patient recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Always keep your hand clean and away from the face: While handling COVID-19 patients the caregiver has frequently washed their hands with soap and water for no less than 25 seconds. However, if someone did not get enough water, use hand sanitizer with no less than 70% alcohol especially after close contactor in the same room of a sick person. Keep in mind not to touch eyes, nose, and mouth while caring for them.
- Cover your face with a mask or face shield: for giving care to the patient, you need to be in the same room with the patient. As the patient is suffering from the disease, it is not advisable to wear the mask. As the patient is not wearing the mask, it is very important for the person taking care of him to wear a mask or face shield. Stay at a minimum of 6 feet away from the patient. It is also advised not to touch or handle the mask while using it. If your mask gets wet due to sweat or dirt, try to replace it with a new one. Throw away the used mask and wash your hands immediately.
- Cleanroom at regular intervals: we should clean our home regularly using surface sanitizer and cleaning sprays. The surfaces which are often touched like doorknobs, tabletops, counters are frequently cleaned by the members of the family. Other family members also keep in mind not to clean the infected person's room and bathroom. Always set aside bedding and utensils of infected people.
- Ignore direct contact with the infected person’s body fluid: It is advised to wear disposable gloves and a face mask when providing respiratory care and handling stool, urine, or other waste of the infected person. Wash hands before and after removing gloves and masks and dispose of them in the proper place
- Restrict unnecessary visitors in your home: it is highly advised to restrict unnecessary visitors in the house until or unless the patient in your house completely recovered from covid-19.