Categories: Coronavirus

Dialysis tips during Coronavirus pandemic

Tips for patients to follow who are going for Dialysis during the Coronavirus pandemic:

  • Contact the dialysis department before coming to the dialysis centre and tell us if you have any of these –
  1. Recent onset fever
  2. Sore throat
  3. Cough
  4. Shortness of breath/dyspnea
  5. Running Nose
  6. Myalgia/body ache, fatigue
  7. Diarrhea
  8. H/O oversea travel or contact with a person who travelled
  • Try to reach to the dialysis unit alone without any attendant and use personnel vehicle for transport.
  • All patients to wait outside the dialysis unit until they receive specific instructions from the unit staff.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing while waiting for dialysis.
  • Patients with symptoms of respiratory infection should put on a facemask before entering the screening area and keep it on until they leave the dialysis unit. Our dialysis unit will make sure an adequate stock of masks is available in the screening area to provide to the patients and accompanying persons if necessary.
  • Patients should wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, using a proper method of hand washing.
  • Patients should follow cough etiquettes, like coughing or sneezing using the inside of the elbow or using tissue paper.
  • Suspected or positive COVID-19 patients should properly wear a disposable three-layer surgical mask throughout dialysis duration.
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