Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?
Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air.
Can CoVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?
The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true at the early stages of the disease. It is therefore possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill.
Can I catch COVID-19 from the faeces of someone with the disease?
The risk of catching COVID-19 from the faeces of an infected person appears to be low. While initial investigations suggest the virus may be present in faeces in some cases, spread through this route is not a main feature of the outbreak. Because this is a risk, however, it is another reason to clean hands regularly, after using the bathroom and before eating.
What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of disease?
Protection measures for everyone, through a professional health adviser, sister or trained screener at a facility.
Nurses play a pivotal part in achieving the healthcare goals in our communities, businesses and educational facilities by being the most important link in the process of healthcare delivery. We as South Africans will feel more comfort knowing that our lives are left in the capable hands of a health care professional for screening and care through out the day.
We have been servicing our current clients 24 Hours a day, 365 Days a year, for the past 19 Years and we are still going strong. We operate Nationally, and can assist on all levels of your health staff needs. Med X is a full-service Recruitment & Placement Agency offering you a variety of recruiting solutions that meet your needs and fit your budget. Whether it is supplementary contract recruiting to fill immediate nursing and other medical vacancies, Med X staff solutions has the experience to deliver the results you need.
A dedicated ENA at you your facility –
• Scope of practise is to be able to do screening, vital signs.
• Identify symptoms on the symptom assessment form (A non obtrusive and family friendly questionnaire)
• Measure, temperature
• Knowledge to identify abnormalities
• Refer the person to clinic/ healthcare centre
• Full screening and Temperature Testing
• Protocol explanation to all staff/learners/parents
• Hourly monitoring
• Daily questionnaire for detection and monitoring – handed over to your HR department
• Best practise to for any potential infections
• Safe guarding in your working hours