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Standard Precautions assume that every person is potentially infected or colonized with a pathogen that could be transmitted in the healthcare setting. Elements of Standard Precautions that apply to patients with respiratory infecti including those caused by COVID-19, are summarized below. Attention should be paid to training on correct use, prop donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off), and disposal of any PPE. This document does not emphasize all aspects Standard Precautions (e.g., injection safety) that are required for all patient care; the full description is provided in the Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings. All HCP (see section 3 for measures for non-HCP visitors) who enter the room of a patient with known or suspected COVID-19 (i.e. PUI) should adhere to Standard, Contact, and Airborne Precautions, including the following: https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/isolation/
Movement and monitoring decisions for HCP with exposure to COVID-19 should be made in consultation with p health authorities. Refer to the Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for additional information. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
$ FFR users should also perform a user seal check to ensure proper fit each time an FFR is used. More information on how to perform a user seal check https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/pdfs/KeyFactorsRequiedResp01042018-508.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-130/pdfs/2018-130.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2018130