Care Plans for Covid


Suggestions on a care plan for our residents needing to wear a mask when ever they are out of their room as rec. by the CDC. Just need a shove in the right way to word it. Thanks in advance!



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Since this is a CDC mandate, the use of masks becomes a standard protocol for the facility during the period of crisis.

A care plan should only be created if there is a problem or concern regarding its use. A few I could think:

  • Non-compliance – Resident refuses to wear mask
  • Breathing problems – Resident experiences difficulty with breathing with mask on
  • Allergy to material or irritation to dry skin
  • Eye problem due to exhaled air, fogging eyeglasses
  • Communication - Inability to read lips when communicating to a deaf person; garbled speech