The patient should be in a private room with the door closed and should continue to wear the surgical mask through all healthcare worker encounters. Healthcare providers should wear a surgical mask, gloves, and eye protection for the history and basic exam. A gown is recommended, but if in short supply, should be prioritized for procedures that generate respiratory aerosols.
Whether your facility currently has adequate PPE supplies or is already confronting PPE supply constraints, LAC DPH asks all facilities to review and immediately implement the CDC contingency capacity strategies. This will help preserve PPE supplies and ensure that patients and staff are familiar with the contingency preservation strategies for when the PPE supplies are constrained county-wide.
MHOAC and Emergency Supplies statement 3-24-20
The LA County Medical and Health Operational Area Coordination (MHOAC) Program is aware that all healthcare sectors are in need of PPE and continues to request PPE supplies from the State and Federal Government. When these supplies are received, they will be pushed out on a priority basis focusing on hospitals, EMS provider agency, clinics, and long-term care facilities. There is no need to submit a resource request for PPE supplies. MHOAC knows that everyone is in need.
LAC DPH Request for Assets
Long Term Care Facilities in need of COVID-19 related PPE can complete this survey to request supplies. Note: these supplies come out of the MHOAC Program and are allocated on a priority basis.
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