Given that it is “important to identify strategies to address human resource shortages,” the Regional Health Service (SESARAM) has issued a “standard for the management of health professionals infected with or exposed to SARS-CoV-2,” particularly with regard to “isolation of cases and quarantine of contacts in the community.” ’, with the aim of ensuring “the prevention of transmission of infection between professionals and users/visitors in health institutions.”
Thus, by adopting three strategies, the traditional, those for mitigation, emergency and crisis, SESARAM calculates that in the case of a shortage of human resources in certain services, the traditional preventive isolation period of 7 or 10 days, from the onset of symptoms, depending on after a negative test to be able to return To work, it must be shortened.
However, it will depend on whether the level of exposure to the virus is high or low, whether you are protected by a protective material, the time of exposure to a positive case, whether or not you have been fully vaccinated, with or without a booster, but also about the need for professionals in certain services and what If they are in contact with more or less patients at risk.
In view of all precautions, SESARAM recognizes that “a sudden increase in SARS-CoV-2 infection may have an impact on the health system, with a consequent shortage of health professionals, due to infection, exposure to high risk, or the need for care from family members.” at home “. However, given the troubling scenario, he recalls, mitigation strategies “specify that professionals with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection must return to work, prior to the period specified in the previous strategy” (Traditional).
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