Year: 2020

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Kettering Health Network Recommendations for Repeat SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Patients with a Documented Prior Infection

There is excellent data showing that while patients can remain positive on PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2, these patients do not harbor live virus after 10 days (mild/moderate disease or asymptomatic) or 20 days (severe disease or severely immunosuppressed). In addition, repeat infection with SARS-CoV-2 has only been documented once or twice worldwide.  For these reasons…

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Network Room Placement for Patients Admitted who Have Previously Been Infected with SARS-CoV-2

KHN is following CDC and ODH guidance regarding the need for respiratory/droplet isolation for patients who are admitted and had a previously documented COVID-19 illness or asymptomatic positive test for SARS-CoV-2.  Non-test-based strategy for determining isolation for patients admitted who have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2  Standard Precautions can be used for patients with prior mild-to-moderate illness…

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Network Criteria for Removing COVID-19 Patients from Isolation

Kettering Health Network is following guidance from the CDC and ODH regarding criteria for removing COVID-19 patients from isolation.  This non-test-based strategy is favored over repeat testing because PCR detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA can persist long after the infectious period has ended.  Symptom-Based Strategy for Discontinuing Transmission-Based Precautions  Patients with mild-to-moderate illness who are not severely immunocompromised:  At least…

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