If you are caring for yourself or a loved one at home, how can you keep everyone safe from COVID-19 ? Who should be cared for at home? How to prevent COVID-19 infection to other family members? What red flags should you look for that tell you it is time to contact the health care provider? WHO’s Dr April Baller explains in Science in 5 .
10 steps to prevent infection while caring for COVID-19 patient at home:
1. Isolate the patient
2. Maintain at least 1 meter distance
3. Circulate fresh air
4. Designate one caregiver
5. Wear a medical mask
6. Wash hands frequently
7. Use separate dishes, cups, linen, towels for the patient.
8. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
9. Dispose patient’s waste safely
10. No visitors allowed