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Video: Coronavirus Prevention Against Infected Person
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
Can we be in contact with a person sick with covid-19 without being infected? Well, given the modes of transmission of the coronavirus, the risk of contamination is always present and the longer the contact is long and blamed, the more the danger increases. And this is where social isolation applies. However, living with a family member who has been diagnosed with covid-19 is quite possible thanks to barrier gestures. So if you are taking care of someone with the virus, here are our tips on the topic of "coronavirus prevention" in order to limit the risk of contamination!
Coronavirus prevention when living with someone diagnosed with covid-19
You are reminded that covid-19 is transmitted by respiratory droplets, expelled from the nose or mouth, when a person with the disease sneezes or coughs on you or on surfaces that you will touch afterwards. The other preferred vector of virus transmission is contact with unwashed hands contaminated with droplets. This is why the proper disinfection of the house and of your hands is of crucial importance to limit the risks of contamination. In fact, according to the latest studies, the virus responsible for Covid-19 is more transmissible by contact with respiratory droplets than by air. As for its lifespan, it depends on several factors.
Only one person should provide care
But when taking care of someone with the coronavirus, adopting barrier gestures and social distancing measures becomes a very difficult task. However, caregivers advise limiting your contact when caring for someone diagnosed with covid-19. In other words, they consider that the person providing the care must be in good health. This individual should not use the same personal items, nor the same bathroom, as the patient. The latter must, for his part, close the lid of the toilet before flushing the toilet.
Respect barrier gestures
If you are one of the people at risk, you should under no circumstances take care of someone who has covid-19. This applies to older people and those with chronic problems (heart or lung disease) or a weak immune system. If keeping a minimum distance of 2 meters from the sick person is not possible, wearing a respiratory protection mask, disposable gloves and goggles is a must!
After providing care, discard it immediately. Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, especially after coming in contact with the sick person and after removing your equipment. Dry your hands with disposable paper towels. If you don't have one, go for a reusable towel and replace it when it gets wet. In some cases, you can use wipes or a hydroalcoholic gel. Once your hands are properly disinfected, you can touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Maintain a sterile and clean environment
It doesn't matter if you are caring for someone diagnosed with the killer virus or not, masks, gloves, and eye protection ensure optimal coronavirus prevention. After wearing them, it is essential to dispose of them in a plastic-lined waste container filled with alcohol or a chlorine product. As for potentially contaminated clothing, place it in a plastic-lined laundry container and avoid shaking it.
Monitor your symptoms
While following the precautions mentioned, remember to watch for symptoms. If you have any doubts about your health after coming in direct contact with the body fluids of the contaminated person (splashes from coughing and sneezing) while not wearing a mask, contact your doctor for further instructions.. If you start to see symptoms, isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your doctor.
Obtain the following products and materials
- Disposable paper towels
- Protective masks and visor
- Safety glasses
- Disposable gloves
- Antibacterial or alcohol impregnated wipes
- Plastic lined waste container
- Anti-inflammatory drugs (eg, Ibuprofen, acetaminophen)
- Antibacterial soap
- Disinfectant gel
- Regular laundry soap
- Cleaning products and disinfectants (eg bleach, alcohol)