Home Based Isolation and Care Guidelines for Patients with COVID-19

Patients who are assessed by a Health Care Worker and meet all the criteria below will be considered for home-based isolation and care:

  • Laboratory confirmed COVID-19
  • Asymptomatic patients or patients with mild symptoms of COVID-19
  • Absence of comorbidities
  • Access to a suitable space for home-based isolation and care

Dog Bite 101: The Ultimate Guide

  • Clean and evaluate the injury and remove damaged tissue
  • Close severe wounds with stitches or apply a bandage to minor bite injuries
  • Take radiographs if a foreign body or deep tissue injury is suspected
  • Recommend treatment for tetanus or rabies if indicated
  • Refer you to a specialist if there’s extensive damage or a joint is involved
  • Prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection

Intimate Partner Violence

Every 6 days a woman is killed at the hands of her partner. Victims of intimate partner violence and domestic violence that we see in the ED typically involve an abuse story of repeated escalating violence over time that ends up in a crisis situation.

Universal Screening for Intimate Partner Violence

Start with a normalizing statement

“Because violence is so common in many women’s lives and because there’s help available for women being abused, I now ask every patient about domestic violence.”

The Partner Violence Screen

  1. Have you been hit, kicked, slapped, punched or otherwise hurt by someone in the past year?
  2. Do you feel safe in your current relationship?
  3. Is there a partner from a previous relationship who is making you feel unsafe now?

Psychological First Aid

 

About this course: Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritisation, Intervention, and Disposition. This specialized course provides perspectives on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature. The RAPID model is readily applicable to public health settings, the workplace, the military, faith-based organisations, mass disaster venues, and even the demands of more commonplace critical events, e.g., dealing with the psychological aftermath of accidents, robberies, suicide, homicide, or community violence. In addition, the RAPID model has been found effective in promoting personal and community resilience.

Participants will increase their abilities to:

– Discuss key concepts related to PFA

– Listen reflectively

– Differentiate benign, non-incapacitating psychological/ behavioural crisis reactions from more severe, potentially incapacitating, crisis reactions

– Prioritize (triage) psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions

– Mitigate acute distress and dysfunction, as appropriate

– Recognise when to facilitate access to further mental health support

– Practice self-care