With the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout the world, it is more important than ever to protect ourselves and those around us, this includes how to help healthcare workers.
The first thing you can do to limit exposure to possible Corona Virus is to stay home. If you are feeling sick and need medical attention, the best way you can help healthcare workers is to participate in a virtual office visit. This can be done on your home computer or smartphone with an Internet connection if these are available to you. Telemedicine is rapidly gaining ground and for now is the best way to receive medical care without having to leave your home, unless it is a life-threatening emergency that would require a 911 call in your area.
Another way to help is by using personal protective equipment when you need to see a doctor or nurse in person. Many hospitals and doctors’ offices now provide patients with masks and gloves to use during their office visits.
These simple methods can go a long way in keeping yourself, and healthcare workers, and others safe.