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Infection Prevention and Control and Preparedness for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings: Third Update - 13 May 2020   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Scope: "This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA [European Union/European Economic Area] healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] infection in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. It also offers guidance on the management of specimens at laboratories in the EU/EEA. This is an update of the ECDC [European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control] guidance dated 31 March 2020 'Infection prevention and control for COVID-19 in healthcare settings'. The second update included measures to be applied in settings in areas with community transmission, a growing demand for care of COVID-19 patients and ensuing staff issues in the event of shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare facilities in EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom."

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2020-05-13
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2020 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/
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