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Couple of important messages for #nurses #doctors other #HCW #COVID19 #covid19vic #PPE #occupationalexposure #safeworkplaces #SARSCoV2 #biohazard

1. Always remember basics of infection control

2. Keep a daily diary of your experiences (if you haven’t already)

The Basics

- keep hair short and tied back
- be clean shaven
- don’t wear any jewellery
- wear nothing below your elbows
- keep fingernails very short
- meticulous hand washing/cleaning

- stay home if you are unwell(for any reason not just COVID19 symptoms)
- maintain physical distance at work
- talk less, be a bit quieter than usual
- maintain your energy - get enough sleep, food, rest, replenishing activity if you can
- try to smile a bit more (tough ask)

- wear a mask and change it after specified times
- don’t rush things
- your patients safety depends on you being safe - remind yourself of that

The Diary

I’ve been hearing victim blaming statements like “PPE wasn’t donned and doffed correctly” “#hcw got it from the

And also “healthcare hero” “nurses sacrifice themselves” narrative

The Diary

Our work is challenging, heartbreaking but none of us signed up to die or get a long term injury from work - workplace must be safe for healthcare workers like it is on other industries

The Diary

Keeping daily diary can help for a lot of reasons:right now one reason is document whats happening to you at work &outside work

Keeping track of daily experiences & exposures may be very helpful if you get sick with COVID19:to work out if you got it at work or not

The Diary

Details to include daily might be:
How you got to work
Where you worked
What PPE was supplied, how long you work it for (hours in a row, like your face mask)
That you donned and doffed it to the best of your ability with the instructions you were given

The Diary

Events that occurred at work
Amount of time you have to have a break/rest
Hours worked
How you travelled home
Other activities you did before and after work
Your thoughts, feelings
Other stuff as you like of course

The Diary

You might also want to include
- number of hours of PPE training you have had at each healthcare setting you work in
- whether or not the PPE training included using the masks that you now wear at work
- whether you and a Fit Test for the make you are wearing

The Diary

Your diary is not just for your work days - you can write in it every day- including days you may not have gone to work because it was your day off, you were unwell, you were in quarantine etc

* Whether or not you had a Fit Test for the face mask you are wearing *
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Take care, keep safe
We will get to the other side of this


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