U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist
For Transport and Arrival of Patients With Conrmed
or Possible COVID-19
Front-line healthcare personnel in the United States should be prepared to evaluate patients for coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19). The following checklist highlights key steps for healthcare personnel in preparation
for transport and arrival of patients with conrmed or possible COVID-19.
Stay up to date on the latest information about signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, and case definitions
for coronavirus disease 2019.
Review your infection prevention and control policies and CDC infection control
recommendations for COVID-19 for:
Know who, when, and how to seek evaluation by occupational health following an unprotected
exposure (i.e., not wearing recommended PPE) to a suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease
2019 patient.
Assessment and triage of patients with acute respiratory symptoms
Patient placement
Implementation of Standard, Contact, and Airborne Precautions, including the use of eye
Visitor management and exclusion
Source control measures for patients (e.g., put facemask on suspect patients)
Requirements for performing aerosol generating procedures
Be alert for patients who meet the persons under investigation (PUI) definition
Know how to report a potential COVID-19 case or exposure to facility infection control leads and
public health ocials.
Remain at home, and notify occupational health services, if you are ill.
Know how to contact and receive information from your state or local public health agency.
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