Case study Part 2
[Illustration of Mr Cello]
Mr Cello, a 67-years-old male with suspected COVID-19 was transferred to the ICU from the ED.He presents with:
- chest pain and
- respiratory difficulty.
Nine (9) days ago, he met with his son who has now been tested positive for COVID-19. He has a history of diabetes 2 and chronic liver disease.
Healthcare workers assess the patient, administer supplemental oxygen, obtain venous blood sample, order bedside x-ray, and triage to admission in the Intensive Care Unit, educate the patient, apply standard precautions for all patients and dispose of equipment and PPE.
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How can respiratory droplets contribute to the spread of COVID-19?CorrectIncorrect
What is meant by “aerosol generating procedures”?CorrectIncorrect
Identify the standard precautions that healthcare workers must comply with to minimise the spread of COVID-19:CorrectIncorrect
Identify the PPE that should be used for the following precautions: Contact/Droplet/AirborneCorrectIncorrect
The outer layer of the mask you used whilst caring for Mr Cello became contaminated with COVID-19. How long can the COVID-19 virus survive on the outer layer of medical masks?CorrectIncorrect
The ECG leads and the bed sides used during Mr Cello’s care became contminated with COVID-19. How long can the COVID-19 virus survive on plastic and steel?CorrectIncorrect
When removing (doffing) your PPE, you can decontaminate your hands in-between each step.CorrectIncorrect
Anticipate the challenges that the ICU staff may face when preparing to receive a patientCorrectIncorrect
Why is the use of an N96 respirator recommended for use during aerosol generating proceduresCorrectIncorrect
List five (5) aerosol generating procedures that is done in the ICU:CorrectIncorrect
Number the sequence in which the following will be cleaned when a patient is transferred out of the ICU (number from 1st to last):
Floor surrounding the patient bed