COVID-19 Procedure: Procedures for Taking Remedial Actions against Occupational Exposure to COVID-19:

COVID-19 Procedure: Procedures for Taking Remedial Actions against Occupational Exposure to COVID-19

This process template is part of our COVID-19 Procedures pack. 

It is built as a reproduction of the procedures outlined in the Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment (2020) produced by The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU). 

FAHZU had great success in combatting the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 and this handbook outlines best-practices, procedures, and useful charts for hospitals and medical centers to practically employ. 

The items contained within the handbook were compiled according to clinical experience. 

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Process Street is not a medical institution and the items contained in this process template are illustrative and not intended to be understood as medical advice. Please refer to the attached PDF document for any and all medical or operational recommendations. 

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Preparation:

Determine how you've been exposed to COVID-19

Skin exposure:

Remove the contaminants with clean tissues or gauze

Apply 0.5% iodophor or 75% alcohol to the skin

Let the solution sit for at least 3 minutes for disinfection

Thoroughly flush with running water

Mucous membrane exposure:

Flush with plenty of normal saline or 0.05% iodophor for disinfection

Sharp object injury:

Squeeze blood out from proximal end to distal end

Flush the wound with running water

Disinfect with 75% alcohol or 0.5% iodophor

Direct respiratory exposure:

Immediately leave the isolation area

Gargle with plenty of normal saline or 0.05% iodophor

Dip a cotton swab into 75% alcohol

Gently wipe saturated cotton swab on the nasal cavity in a circular motion

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