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Table 2 Reduction of COVID-19 transmission in haemodialysis centres (based on Basile et al. [69])

From: COVID-19 in adult patients with pre-existing chronic cardiac, respiratory and metabolic disease: a critical literature review with clinical recommendations

Target Group Recommendation
Healthcare professionals Receive training in use of personal protective equipment
Inform healthcare team leader if symptomatic or contact with known case
Self-isolate if unwell
Use full PPE when caring for confirmed cases of COVID-19
Renal dialysis patients Observe hand hygiene on arrival and departure from unit
Observe respiratory etiquette
Wear a suitable barrier face covering
Have body temperature checked before and after session
Inform staff if symptomatic before arrival at unit
Be educated on how to self-isolate
If symptomatic/diagnosed case should undergo dialysis in a separate isolation room