Ask HRC: Rooming Considerations for COVID-19 Patients

August 17, 2020 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​​​Recently a member asked about patient rooming best practices as hospitals begin to expand their services post COVID-19 shut down.

When it comes to care for patients with COVID-19 and other easily spread respiratory viruses, such as tuberculosis, advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to be to isolate patients when possible. CDC's Recommended infection prevention and control (IPC) practices when caring for a patient with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection says that "to the extent possible,...

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