Rapporto ISS COVID-19 n. 4/2020 Rev. English version - Interim guidance for prevention and control of SARS-COV-2 infection in long-term care facilities. Version April 17, 2020
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Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Interim guidance for prevention and control of SARS-COV-2 infection in long-term care facilities. Version April 17, 2020.
ISS Working group on Infection Prevention and Control COVID-19
2020, ii, 17 p. Rapporto ISS COVID-19 n. 4/2020 Rev. - English version
The indications mainly concern the areas of prevention and preparation of the structure for the management of any suspected / probable / confirmed case of COVID-19. The general measures foresee a strengthening of the programs and the fundamental principles of prevention and control of infections related to assistance including adequate training of workers. The strengthening must provide for a robust preparation of the structure to prevent the entry of COVID-19 cases, and to manage any suspected / probable / confirmed cases that may occur among residents. This document concerns the need for adequate active surveillance between residents and workers for the early identification of cases. Facilities must be able to temporarily isolate suspect cases and, if effective isolation is impossible for the clinical management of the confirmed case, transfer to a hospital or other appropriate facility for isolation for further clinical evaluation and the necessary care, such as in a facility dedicated to COVID-19 patients.
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