During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, people from around the country are stepping up to help in big ways! All of the physical distancing that Canadians have been doing has been a great way to give back to the front-line healthcare workers that have to face SARS-CoV-2 head-on. CanadiEM has prepared this infographic to help provide COVID-19 guidance for EMS and first-responder healthcare workers based on interim guidance released by the AHA. EMS and First Responders make up the “front lines of our front-lines” and our aim is to help reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Recommendations include:
- EMS Dispatch screening tips
- PPE and Exposure considerations for potentially COVID-19 positive patients
- Procedures to be avoided due to aerosol-generation
- Special considerations for ambulance transport
Stay tuned for our other infographics as more information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic becomes available.