COVID-19 Info and Tele-Nursing Triage Protocols

As the corona virus (COVID-19) affects practices nationwide, Circlelink’s tele-nursing team (100% Registered Nurses) is here to help with the worried well and sick at home.

Our RNs triage Chronic Care Management (CCM) patients, or others, answering questions and referring them to appropriate care settings before patients physically visit practices or take up staff time with calls.

After ~5 years working with patients most at-risk for COVID-19 (Medicare patients with multiple conditions), we assembled the following COVID-19 exposure protocol and content base, shared with our healthcare provider customers on 3/12.

We partnered with ClearTriage for their gold standard Schmitt-Thompson protocols and evidence-based content, including below COVID-19 exposure protocol.

Hopefully, below will help any practices and healthcare providers dealing with potential COVID-19 patients. Our team is humbled to work with these healthcare providers/heroes.

If you think CircleLink’s tele-nurses or platform can be helpful, please reach out to raph@circlelinkhealth.com.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocol

A Summary of Preventive and Protective Measures Specific to Our Patients

  • Medications, medical supplies adequately filled
  • Respiratory and hand hygiene
  • Practice social distancing, crowd avoidance, avoid non-essential travel
  • Stay home as much as possible

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

Patient education materials

Print resources

Videos

Information for Travelers

FAQs

Healthcare Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Pertinent Guidelines for Patients at Home

How COVID-19 Spreads: International Areas with Sustained (Ongoing) Transmission

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities

Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Interim Guidance for Discontinuation of In-Home Isolation for Patients with COVID-19

Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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