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A Critical Role Support Role for Community Paramedicine with COVID-19

Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States

When possible, manage mildly ill COVID-19 patients at home.

  • Assess the patient’s ability to engage in home monitoring, the ability for safe isolation at home, and the risk of transmission in the patient’s home environment.
  • Caregivers and sick persons should have clear instructions regarding home care and when and how to access the healthcare system for face-to-face care or urgent/emergency conditions.
  • If possible, identify staff who can monitor those patients at home with daily “check-ins” using telephone calls, text, patient portals or other means.
  • Engage local public health, home health services, and community organizations to assist with support services (such as delivery of food, medication and other goods) for those treated at home.

For Complete Guidelines go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/guidance-hcf.html