W.H.O Guide for family and caregivers
Identify one household member to be the caregiver. The caregiver should have no high-risk factors and the fewest contracts with people outside.
Prepare a separate room or isolated space for the person with COVID-19 infection.
Open a window(s) to improve ventilation and increase the circulation of fresh air
Do not allow visitors and try to avoid close contact(less than 1 meter)with the person with COVID-19
Everyone should wear a medical mask when in the same room as the person with a COVID-19 infection.
Clean hands frequently using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, especially those touched by the person with COVID-19 infection.
Use separate dishes, cups, eating utensils, and bedding from the person with COVID-19 infection.
The person with COVID-19 infection should rest, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food; continue any medication for a chronic condition.
/Take paracetamol/acetaminophen for fever and/or body pain according to instructions. Antibiotics are not affected against COVID-19 infection.
Monitor the person of the COVID-19 infection’s symptoms regularly. Call your healthcare provider immediately if you see any of these danger signs.
Difficulty in breathing Confusion
Chest pain Loss of speech or mobility
In some people, there is a risk of more severe COVID-19.
High-risk factors include.
Age 60 and over Dementia
Mental disease Cerebrovascular disease
Hypertension Chronic kidney disease
Diabetes Immunosuppression(including HIV)
Cardiac disease Obesity, Chronic lung disease Cancer
During Pregnancy, in women over the age of 35, obesity, and chronic conditions are also High-Risk factors.
People who are infected with the COVID-19 virus and have any of these factors should be closely monitored by a health provider.
A pulse oximeter can be used to monitor oxygen levels.
Next, Safety measures for normal People in an Infected environment.
- For people with High-risk factors, check oxygen levels twice a day and report results to a health provider
- Follow instructions on how to appropriately use the device.
- If the oxygen level on the screen is less than 90% call for emergency help.
- If the oxygen level is between 90-94% reach out to your health care provider for further guidance.
- For children, if the oxygen level is less than 90% plus a cough, difficulty in breathing, inability to breastfeed or drink, lethargy or unconsciousness, or convulsions, call for emergency help. Next, Safety measures for normal Person in Infected environment.