15 May 2020
Page 2 COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Community-Based Allied Health Care Providers in Clinic Settings May 15, 2020 Infection Prevention and Exposure Control Measures Implementation of infection prevention and exposure control measures help create a safe environment for health care providers and patients/clients. [...] • Place signage in the clinic: • Up-to-date COVID-19 signage and information is available for download from the BCCDC Signage and Posters website (available in multiple languages); • Place appropriate posters and signage at entrance/exit doors, the reception area and all procedure/exam rooms; and • Signage on proper hand hygiene should be prominently posted near all sinks. [...] For staff, including health care providers, hand hygiene must also be performed: • Before and after contact with patient or the patient care environment; • Before and after breaks; • Before clean or sterile procedures; • After risk of body fluid exposure; • Before donning PPE; and • In between each step when doffing PPE. [...] The PCRA is based on the health care provider’s professional judgment about the clinical situation, as well as up-to-date information on how the specific health care facility has designed and implemented physical (engineering) and administrative controls, and the use and availability of PPE. [...] • BCCDC Guidance for Outpatient Management of Suspected of Confirmed Cases • BCCDC Pregnancy – recommendations for antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic Support for Healthcare Providers: • BCCDC Health Care Provider Support • Psychological Support - Supporting the psychosocial well-being of health care providers during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19.