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Anybody got rule out Coronavirus patients yet??

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socal212 has 1 years experience .

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My hospital has one. Obviously he’s on airborne and contact precautions.  I was wondering what your hospitals protocol on ruling it out is? I haven’t extensively read my facility’s policy yet but I know that they haven’t actually even tested for the coronavirus yet, they are ruling out every single other possible respiratory illness first. & fortunately the patient has not coughed or expelled any body fluids on me or in my face yet, but it’s really not so bad. We shall see what happens!

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I can tell you we had one (now ruled out) and the patient was allowed visitors.

I spoke to someone in infection control about this, I was told:

"We told the visitor to go straight to their car after every visit."

LOL

I then stated the obvious about putting the community in danger.

"We're in the process of updating our visitor policy."

LOL

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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We have had some, yes.

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