The CDC urges healthcare facilities and provider practices to assess their protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CDC has provided the following resources to aid healthcare providers in these efforts:
- Prepare to Care for COVID-19: Get your practice ready: this link has practical tools for clinicians to use to treat patients, keep staff safe, and empower patients to protect their own health.
- Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): All health facilities should take these steps to prepare for COVID-19 cases to protect both their patients and staff.
- Infection Control Assessment Tools: Conduct a self-assessment of infection control practices using the CDC tool appropriate to your setting.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): This link provides comprehensive information related to PPE and its use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also be sure to keep the CDC Emergency Operations Center number readily available for emergency or urgent patient care assistance (not intended for use by general public): 770-488-7100. It is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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