NHS starts testing suspected coronavirus patients in their own homes

NHS starts testing suspected coronavirus patients in their own homes

2/22/2020

NHS starts testing suspected coronavirus patients in their own homes

The move means ambulances can be kept in action instead of having to be deep-cleaned after every suspected case.

Coronavirus: Britons on cruise ship in Japan face 14-day quarantine on the Wirral The initiative has been welcomed by paramedics and nurses. Richard Webber from the College of Paramedics told Sky News:"Paramedics are already being sent out to suspected coronavirus cases. But every time an ambulance is used it has to be deep cleaned - that means it is temporarily out of operation. It makes sense to see people in their own homes rather than risk a further spread of the infection." Briton who caught COVID-19 calls ship's quarantine 'a joke' Ambassador denies coronavirus cover-up But nursing unions warned their members were already overstretched. Dr Crystal Oldman from the Queens Nursing Institute told Sky News:"Clearly we are working in unprecedented circumstances to contain the spread of the virus and to treat those who have the disease as speedily as possible. "It makes sense for people to be tested in their own homes rather than taking ambulances out of use while being deep cleaned. "However, we need to assess who is the right clinician to undertake the screening test and where any additional capacity can be created to allow the time to undertake the home visits. How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19 "Consideration should be given to employing nurses to specifically undertake this work, as the district nursing service is under tremendous pressure to deliver urgent care for their patients every day. "General practice nurses similarly will have full clinics from which they cannot be released without an impact on the people they are caring for." Meanwhile in Scotland the new coronavirus has been made a"notifiable disease", meaning medics must alert health boards if they suspect a patient is infected. Public health regulations were amended to place COVID-19 on the list of notifiable diseases north of the border. The list also includes cholera, rabies, measles and tuberculosis. Scotland's chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood has written to NHS boards, medical practitioners and directors of diagnostic laboratories to make them aware of the changes. The virus became a notifiable disease in Ireland on Thursday. Read more: Sky News

No way NHS will cope with this. I did loads of visits during Swine Flu in 2009; takes far too much clinical time. 11y on the numbers of clinicians visiting is far less & will not be able to undertake this work as maintain current standards of emergency care.

NHS to test Londoners for coronavirus at homeFresh approach to detecting Covid-19 aims to limit spread of infection across capital It's obv now that this is going to be a global pandemic. There is zero chance our NHS can handle this. Good. I work in infection control scenarios all the time, and masks don't work by themselves if we don't wash our hands. One thing that has been consistently helpful in my workplace is the use of hand sanitizer gel. I use it whenever I have been to a store. Better plan than China at least.

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NHS to test Londoners for coronavirus at homeFresh approach to detecting Covid-19 aims to limit spread of infection across capital It's obv now that this is going to be a global pandemic. There is zero chance our NHS can handle this. Good. I work in infection control scenarios all the time, and masks don't work by themselves if we don't wash our hands. One thing that has been consistently helpful in my workplace is the use of hand sanitizer gel. I use it whenever I have been to a store. Better plan than China at least.

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