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COVID-19 Overview and Infection Prevention and Control Priorities in non-US Healthcare Settings

COVID-19 Overview and Infection Prevention and Control Priorities in non-US Healthcare Settings

Purpose and Scope of this document This overview was created for healthcare workers in non-US healthcare settings and government officials working on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response. The rest of the document reviews COVID-19 IPC priorities, in non-US healthcare settings. For general ward rooms with natural ventilation, adequate ventilation for COVID-19 patients is considered to be 60 L/s per patient. COVID-19: PPEContact and droplet precaution PPE are recommended for healthcare workers before entering the room of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. Healthcare workers should be trained on the correct use of PPE, including how to put on and remove PPE.