COVID-19 emergency management activities promoted by an university hospital in northern Italy

Paolo Lago, Giuseppe Albano, Marco Toscani, Roberto Albera, Anna Maria Grugnetti, Bianca Dell'Olivo, Donata Magnani, Alberto Nevelli, Irene Moretti, Adriano Giorgi, Salvatore Lauretano, Valeria Romagnoli, Elena Bombonato, Maurizio Strosselli, Marinella Daglio, Emanuela Bertoli, Claudia Rona, Giusi Grugnetti, Simone Tezzon, Anna FormentonNicoletta Lombardi

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Abstract

Background. In December 2019, a Coronavirus 2019 epidemic (COVID-19) was reported, caused by a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which occurred in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Perceived risk of contracting diseases has led many Governments and Healthcare Organizations to implement a variety of control and protection measures for the population, in particular for health professionals who have made contact with positive Covid-19 patients. In this publication, we have carried out a review of the information available, in order to share the prevention and protection measures for health and safety at work, which a University Hospital of Pavia, in Northern Italy, has remodulated, according to the changed scenario in which professionals finds themselves carrying out their profession in the post lockdown, in account to the specificity of processes and methods of work organizing, which overall, they serve to characterize risks, in order to be able to prevent them in the best possible way for patients, visitors and healthcare professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-194
Number of pages8
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume42
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2020

Keywords

  • Control and prevention
  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare workers
  • Risk management
  • SARS-CoV-2

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