The Public Health Agency of Canada says it’s going to evaluate its protocols for health care employees after nurses’ unions denounced the nationwide tips set out for coping with the novel coronavirus earlier this month.
The agency says suggestions from the nurses’ unions and different associations will be thought-about by a nationwide advisory committee on an infection prevention and management because it appears to be like to replace the steerage.
The protocols set out how health employees ought to defend themselves and their sufferers in the event that they encounter a possible case of the brand new coronavirus, or COVID-19, together with the sort of protecting tools they need to use.
The Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Unions wrote to Health Minister Patty Hajdu final week to inform her the rules are unacceptable since they assume the virus can’t unfold simply via the air, solely via bigger droplets from coughing or sneezing.
In a press release Monday, the Canadian agency says the rules had been accepted by a particular advisory committee of federal and provincial representatives.
Although Canada’s present federal tips are in keeping with World Health Group suggestions, each the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention in america and its European counterpart name for added precautions to defend in opposition to the likelihood the illness is airborne.
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