01/6Precautions to take when you have a COVID 19 patient at home
The second wave of coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc in our lives. And this time the disease is even more contagious than the last wave. It becomes increasingly difficult to protect oneself from the virus when you have someone at home who has tested positive. Most people are advised to isolate themselves at home until they have any serious complications.
Apart from taking care of the patient, one has to protect themselves from catching the disease.
From wearing a mask inside the home to washing hands frequently, there are some simple things that one must do to stay safe. Here is the list of 5 such things
02/6Wear a mask
Though the COVID patient is isolated in a separate room, everyone in the house must wear a mask at all times. Do not touch or fiddle your mask while you are wearing it. Wash your hands after removing the mask.
03/6Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently
From monitoring the oxygen levels to giving them food and medicines, you might have to help COVID patients at your home in many ways. Make sure you wash your hands properly and sanitize them. And try not to touch your eyes, mouth and nose.
04/6Use separate utensils
Use separate utensils for the patient. Do not mix these utensils with the regular ones that are being used by the other members of the family. While washing the dishes used by the patient, wear a mask, gloves and use hot water to clean the utensils. Wash your hands thoroughly after doing the dishes.
Sanitize and clean the frequently touched surfaces like the switchboards, tabletop, remote, doorknobs, taps, etc. All such items should be cleaned and disinfected frequently.
06/6Monitor your health
While looking after a COVID patient, you must monitor your health too. Check for any symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath. If you are in close contact with them, you must also quarantine at home for 14 days.