LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
HEALTH FACILITY MONITORING AND ACCREDITATION AGENCY
PROTOCOL FOR COVID-19 IN HEALTH CARE FACILITY
This protocol entails infection prevention and control for COVID-19 at the healthcare facility in Lagos State.
Ensuring Screening, Triage, Early Recognition, and Source Control
Applying Standard Precautions for all Patients
Implementing Empiric Additional Precautions
Airborne Precautions for Aerosol-Generating Procedures
Using Administrative, Environmental and Engineering Controls
These controls address the management and basic infrastructure of the health care facility and aim to ensure adequate administration of staff, ventilation in all areas in the health care facility, as well as adequate environmental cleaning. Staff should be effectively rotated to prevent overwork and fatigue.
Ensure social distancing, and separation of at least 1 meter should be maintained between all patients. Both spatial separation and adequate ventilation can help reduce the spread of many pathogens in the health care setting. Ensure that cleaning and disinfection procedures are followed consistently and correctly.
Cleaning environmental surfaces with water and detergent and applying commonly used hospital disinfectants (such as sodium hypochlorite) is effective and sufficient. Manage laundry, food service utensils and medical waste in accordance with safe routine procedures.