What hospitals are doing

What hospitals are doing
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Hospitals and clinics have procedures in place to screen patients when they first come into a healthcare facility. The primary concerns are whether there has been any international travel, whether a person has been in contact with a known patient, if they’ve been in any communities that have coronavirus outbreaks, or if they have puzzling symptoms that are definitely not the flu, says Dr Schaffner.

Patients who fit any of these criteria are given a mask and put into an isolation room, Dr Schaffner adds, while doctors and other staff take infection-control measures.

The front-line staff in emergency departments at are wearing respirators, gowns, gloves and goggles.

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Source: RD.com



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