As the COVID-19 crisis progresses, providers of ambulance service in Atlanta must comply with the safety procedures laid by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure a prompt, effective, and efficient emergency response.
- PPE for Front LinersHealth agencies recommend using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers when caring for COVID-19 patients:
- An emergency response team should wear facemasks in every operation. However, healthcare providers must also secure respirators for procedures that may expose a health worker to respiratory aerosols.
- They must also wear eye protection, gowns, and gloves when on duty.
- Taking CallsAs a provider of emergency medical services in Atlanta, Georgia, we take every call as an opportunity to delve deeper into a patient’s condition to determine if the patient is suspected to have COVID-19. Those who do meet the criteria of the disease will be evaluated and transported as a PUI.
- Transporting PUI or COVID-Positive PatientsThe staff must notify the receiving healthcare facility for those who display signs and symptoms suggestive of the coronavirus so that infection control safety measures can be done before the patient arrives. Family members will not be permitted to accompany the patient in the vehicle if possible.
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