Five cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the US. The CDC provides this guide to help front-line providers prepare.
Stay up to date on the latest information about signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, and case definitions for 2019-nCoVdisease.
Review your infection prevention and control policies and CDC infection control recommendations for 2019-nCoV, as follows on the next 5 slides.
REVIEW: Implementation of Standard, Contact, and Airborne Precautions, including the use of eye protection.
Know how to report a potential 2019-nCoVcase or exposure to facility infection control leads and public health officials.
Know who, when, and how to seek evaluation by occupational health following an unprotected exposure (ie, not wearing recommended PPE) to a suspected or confirmed nCoVpatient.
With 5 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) confirmed in the United States as of January 27, 2020, and 110 cases under investigation in 26 US states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge "front-line" healthcare providers to asses their preparedness and the preparedness of the environment where they practice for encountering patients who have or may have been exposed to 2019-nCoV.Â In this short slide show below we highlight the CDC's Healthcare Providers Preparedness Checklist For Transport and Arrival of Patients Potentially Infected with 2019-nCoV.Â