Translating COVID-19 is now more and more complex than ever. Heavily influenced not only are the patients or their families but also a large part of the health care providers such as doctors, nurses, and volunteers. Medical workers all over the world are struggling to save victims and effectively stop the virus. Therefore, their health also needs to be guaranteed in the most effective way. They need adequate physical conditions such as medical masks, respirators, protective gear,... Moreover, ensuring working environment hygiene is also imperative to minimize the possibility of infection spread of the virus.
Keep workers safe
To ensure the safety and well-being of healthcare staff and support staff during the season who have to work the hardest is of utmost importance this season.
Make sure these employees are aware, knowledge and information about the extent of the infection as quickly and widely as possible. This information should be complete and should include information on the most recent instructions and measures to prevent infection and how to implement them. In addition, it is also advisable to provide adequate support tools as well as medical equipment for these employees, to avoid shortages during the duty that lead to unfortunate consequences. Each person on the anti-epidemic front should be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 rapid test kit to ensure the health of themselves and the patient.
Protect workers’ health
These health workers have many concerns from themselves as well as from the surrounding community. Not only are severe situations such as life-and-death decisions of patients, but they also face concerns about infecting their families and friends. In 2014, another pandemic named Ebola occurred from West Africa, which is also an example that these health workers are easily discriminated against by the community because they fear that health workers will. infect them.
Providing information as well as raising awareness of the people is extremely important to protect the morale of soldiers on this epidemic front.
Managing working hour
The working hours of health-care workers are usually not fixed during an emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic. They do not even have time to eat, sleep and rest with the desire to help as many people as possible and help the patients with their full strength. They need a reasonable allocation of time to rest after a long day at work and be able to take care of their family and their own health. Working overwork with a dense workload easily leads to their body weakness and increased pressure in their mind, which in turn reduces their immunity and makes them more susceptible to disease than anyone else.
Due to the increasing number of people infected with coronavirus leading to a shortage of health workers, some countries are forced to seek help and support from volunteers, short-term recruiting sources, and industries. other such as military retired medical staff or medical and nursing students. Although knowing that helping others is good and worthy of commendation, they also have potential consequences that are unpredictable. Because the epidemic situation is increasingly high and unpredictable, the use of this human resource deserves the same protection as the official health workers. If in a situation where it is imperative to seek the help of this resource, the government should come up with a reasonable solution as well as a specific plan to ensure their safety and health, such as arranging working time. reasonable work as well as other allowances such as accommodation and food and drinks.
For all global health systems, there is a need to have a system for recruiting, implementing, and maintaining a sufficient number of health workers fully trained in both professional and industry knowledge to be able to support all possible. One of the lessons that this pandemic left behind is that each country should have precautions first, as well as prepare for every possible case. In addition, building a strong medical army is also emphasized. This not only helps the country resilient to pandemic but also protects the economy.
Make sure the work environment is clean
When an item becomes infected with coronavirus it can be passed to people by touching the object with their hands and then placing it in their eyes, nose or mouth. Some research institutes have shown that this virus can survive for 2 to 3 days on some surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel. Because of that, workers, especially doctors and nurses, should be careful with contagious environments. Some specific environments are also given to discuss how galleries are as follows:
For health care facilities in general, medical equipment and facilities should be cleaned regularly. Those who continue to work during the COVID-19 epidemic should keep it clean and regular. To thoroughly clean these places, separate EPA-certified tools and cleaners are required to be able to clean the most effectively.
For those who have to work in an easily infectious environment, they should be equipped with protective gear such as safety face, protective clothing, gloves, specialized masks, … Also, when detecting places with a high potential for coronavirus, do not use compressors or water sprays to clean these surfaces as this may evaporate infectious material.