SHIELDING Guidance for families, with a Child on Home Ventilation –
After careful consideration ALL our families with a child on home ventilation are advised to follow shielding procedures from infection by Coronavirus 19 (COVID 19).
This document gives comprehensive and up-to-date links to that advice and guidance.
You will also find our contact details.
Your LTV team are meeting twice daily to share developments, prepare and act. Please keep us informed while you shield your family.
Please see robinhoodrespiratory.com for arrangements for an individual letter from us for employers.
The COVID 19 infection rate is rising rapidly at present and the national policy is to minimise spread of that virus.
SHIELDING – of the whole family means no direct contact with others for 12 weeks which will substantially reduce the risk of you acquiring the infection.
Staying healthy whilst at home is important and guidance on this is available.
NOTTINGHAM CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SHIELDING ADVICE:
Whilst the whole family are well –
no new continuous cough or fever (37.8oC and above)
– strict handwashing, no facial touching and personal hygiene is essential. All should:
- Wash hands on arrival, before and after care.
- Use tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing
- Bin tissues then wash hands
- Wash hands on leaving
- Carers should stop attending if unwell
If a child on home ventilation develops a new continuous cough or fever additional precautions are required:
TABLE 1: ACTIONS WHEN COVID 19 SUSPECTED
If a parent has a new continuous cough or fever they should isolate within the home and no longer provide direct care for the home ventilated child. This includes food preparation.
PHE Stay at home guide
GUIDANCE FOR CARERS
Carers attending healthy home ventilated families should follow strict personal hygiene.
Residential and Home care guidance:
New advice and guidance 26 March 2020
“ PPE to be used for all aerosol generating procedures “
Carers with a new continuous cough or fever should not work but should self-isolate and not attend the home/ventilated child.
PHE Stay at home guide
Carers attending home ventilated children who have cough or fever should use PPE and maintain strict personal hygiene which remains the most important action in minimising risk of acquiring infection.
PPE for carers:
Stay at home
Hand hygiene and hand control (no facial touching) remain the bedrock of infection control particularly when PPE is needed.
Barrier PHE and associated procedures
Sources and advice re personal protection equipment
We await details of local hub location and contact details
PHE PPE Respirator guidance
CONTACT US AT:
Email : LTVteam@nuh.nhs.uk
Telephone : 0115 9249924 ext :82207
Website : robinhoodrespiratory.com
Facebook: MyHomeVent Community developing – lookout for new private group for mutual support
World Health Organisation & Public Health England
On Social distancing hand hygiene and touching
WHO Hygiene and Touching