Year: 2020

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Transport of Laboratory Specimens from Patients with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Infection

Because of the potential for exposure to infectious aerosols or droplets, it is not recommended to transport respiratory specimens from patients suspected to have, or confirmed to have, COVID-19 through the pneumatic tube system (PTS). Examples of respiratory specimens include  •Nasopharyngeal (NP) and oropharyngeal (OP) swabs  •Nasal mid-turbinate (NMT) swabs •Anterior nares swabs •Nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate or nasal aspirate •Pleural fluids •Tracheal and lower respiratory…

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COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Update

Effective today, patients going to Kettering Health Network drive-thru sites for COVID-19 testing should schedule appointments through MyChart. To schedule an appointment, patients should follow the steps below:  Log into MyChart. Go to the “Visit” icon at the top of the page.  Select “Schedule an Appointment.”  Select “Covid Drive-thru Testing.” Answer the questions.  Select the location. Select a date and time. Click “Schedule.”  If patients do not…

Network Recommendations – Repeat SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Patients with a Documented Prior Infection
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Network Recommendations – Repeat SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Patients with a Documented Prior Infection

CDC observation- Research         Positive patients  Mild to moderate disease  Severe disease or severely immunosuppressed    Positive PCR test SARS-CoV-2  Do not harbor live virus   > 10 days   Donot harbor live virus >20 days               Research      Findings  Repeat infection SARS-CoV-2  world wide      Documented only once…

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Updated Screening Process for Employees and Physicians

As of Friday, October 9, employee and physician screening will be discontinued. Employees and physicians working on-site will no longer be screened as they enter the building but will be required to complete daily self-monitoring for COVID-19-related symptoms. To complete the daily symptom assessment, follow the guidelines below:  Take your temperature with a thermometer each day. If you have…

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