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Coronavirus by The Centers for Disease Control's Website

Coronavirus by The Centers for Disease Control's Website

Author:The Centers for Disease Control's Website
Language: eng
Format: epub, azw3
Tags: CORONAVIRUS: A Guide to Understanding The Virus and What is Known So Far
ISBN: 0123456789000
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
Published: 2020-03-14T16:00:00+00:00


Healthcare Personnel (HCP)

For the purposes of this document, HCP refers to all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including:

• body substances

• contaminated medical supplies, devices, and equipment

• contaminated environmental surfaces

• contaminated air

Frequently Asked Questions: Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control

Background

This interim guidance has been updated based on currently available information about COVID-19 and the current situation in the United States, which includes reports of cases of community transmission, infections identified in healthcare personnel (HCP), and shortages of facemasks, N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) (commonly known as N95 respirators), and gowns. Here is what is currently known:

This guidance is applicable to all U.S. healthcare settings. This guidance is not intended for non-healthcare settings (e.g., schools) OR for persons outside of healthcare settings. For recommendations regarding clinical management, air or ground medical transport, or laboratory settings, refer to the main CDC COVID-19 website.



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