Safe caring for a COVID-19 patient at home

With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases breaking records day after day, it becomes an “when” rather than an “if” problem. It is highly likely that someone you live with will get exposed and infected with COVID-19. They will need your help, but you don’t want to get sick too or pass the virus to others.

What should you do?

Let’s hope that your household members are generally healthy and won’t develop any severe symptoms or infections and won’t need any medical assistance for overcoming the Coronavirus infection. But they are still a huge risk for transmitting the infection to the other household members.

The CDC recommends a few mandatory measures for self protection:

– Don’t go within 6 feet of the sick person unless they, or you, have covered both mouth and nose with a mask or cloth. Stay out of the same room as them, and give them a dedicated space.

– Make sure the sick person coughs into their mask or cloth, or their elbow or a tissue, to keep virus particles out of the air. Dispose of tissues after one use.

– Clean your hands often and thoroughly with soap or alcohol rub.

– Clean surfaces with soap or disinfectants.

– Don’t touch your face unless you’ve just cleaned your hands.

But what if their symptoms are mild or moderate and they need your help. How can you reduce the risk of you getting infected when caring for a COVID-19 patient at home?

Behave like a combination of nurse and hotel room service. Pick a ‘sick room’: The sick person should stay in a bedroom with a door if at all possible, and not come out except to go to the bathroom. No one else should spend time in that room more than absolutely necessary. Children and pets should stay out. Keep a window open in the sick room if possible, to keep air circulating. Provide tissues. Assign a sick bathroom: If you have two bathrooms, make one of them the sick person’s bathroom, and don’t let anyone else use it.

If you don’t have additional bedrooms or bathrooms and you’ll need to share the same room with a COVID patient, you’ll need to limit the time spent in the same room to the bare minimum and always wear a protective mask. After the COVID patient leaves the room you’ll need to clean and sanitize all surfaces that the person was in contact with to eliminate all risks of getting yourself infected with the virus. You’ll need to clean every surface they touch after they go to the bathroom, so it’s clean when you or other people you live with need to use it.

The CDC suggests that you go through your entire home and use a disinfectant spray or wipes to clean everything the sick person might have touched when they were in the early stages of getting sick, or when they were contagious before developing symptoms.

This includes tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, handles on cabinets and refrigerators, desks, toilets, sinks, computer keyboards and mice, tablets, and more. Wash things they wore or used in the days before you isolated them in the ‘sick room.’ 

To help you have a cleaner and sanitized home, we’ve developed a product that can help every household with the cleaning and sanitization of rooms and surfaces, allowing you to focus more on the COVID-19 patient and help them more with food, getting comfortable and entertained and provide moral support.

Using the “ViTralizer” allows you to easily sanitize and make the space far safer for your families, clients, employees, patients, passengers, etc.

A great advantage of our system is it’s ability sanitize significantly more of the target area than manual cleaning alone. Under tables, chairs, benches behind curtains, under beds, etc.  The dry fog provides excellent coverage.

Our Specially formulated Neutralizing Solution is Hydrogen Peroxide Based. When used properly it is very safe and exceptionally effective against a wide range of  Viruses, Bacteria, Molds and Fungus.  The “food grade” solution is tested to be compatible with all surfaces, fabrics and electronics.  It will not leave a residue.

For lab tests, further info and special pricing, please get in touch with us via 800-418-9289

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