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Treating Covid-19 in an urgent care setting


Specializes in Urgent Care. Has 12 years experience.

I work at a busy free standing emergency room. We currently have an outdoor respiratory tent to treat all "coivd-like" symptoms where we are safely able to test for flu, strep and swab for COVID with the proper PPE. We are hoping to get a rapid covid testing machine where we can have results within 15 minutes which could possible make indoor treatment much easier. We require all staff and patients to use face coverings, frequent hand washing and everyone is screened at the door for certain symptoms. What protocols are different institutions in regard to treating patients indoors while still staying safe or is outdoor (full PPE) and telehealth the way to go?