Care during Covid-19
PLEASE REVIEW THIS MESSAGE FROM VICKIE AND JOHN AS SENT IN YOUR EMAIL ON MARCH 19th 2020
Thank you so much for the excellent care you are providing our clients at this difficult time. Your health is important to us and to our clients. Please try to limit your exposure to the Corona Virus while dealing with other people at this time, as well as doing everyday things like going to the grocery store and getting gas. We understand that most people are being asked to stay home, but as a health care worker your role is essential during this crisis. We are taking extra precautions to protect you and the clients who need our continued care.
PLEASE REMEMBER: You must notify the CarePro office 603-643-8010 if you have FEVER, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, COUGH, or other Flu like symptoms.
NEW PROTOCOL: UPON ENTERING CLIENTS HOMES LIMIT EXPOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL ITEMS to Clients environment.
1. Remove outside shoes and coat, bring a separate pair of “clean” indoor only shoes.
2. Immediately wash hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap, not just hand sanitizer!
3. Any bag brought into the clients home, should be left near the door or other space designated by the client. Not on counter tops, furniture, etc… Leave the bag in one place, going back and forth when necessary.
4. Please do not store your personal food and drink items in the clients Fridge/Kitchen. Please us a cold pack lunch bag for your needs, and keep with your personal belongings.
5. Please be aware that Personal Cellphones Tablets and Computers can carry Corona for up to three days! Limit their use when possible at clients homes.
COVID 19 Basics Video--updated May 2020
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.
How Germs Spread
Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you:
Touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Prepare or eat food and drinks with unwashed hands
Touch a contaminated surface or objects
Blow your nose, cough, or sneeze into hands and then touch other people’s hands or common objects
Key Times to Wash Hands
You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:
Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using the toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
After handling pet food or pet treats
After touching garbage
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you should also clean hands:
After you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, or electronic cashier registers/screens, etc.
Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies.
WHO Hand washing Technique
Coronavirus: Hand washing UV experiment
"A Typical Day at the Hospital"