During this challenging time, we want to remind our entire Outcome Health community that we are here for you. Outcome Health’s mission is to support patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals by delivering critical information at the moment of care, especially in unprecedented moments like we are having now.
We are committed to delivering up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19 to all. We will continue to provide updates in blog form and across our social media channels, with the latest information from the CDC and other validated, trusted sources.
COVID-19 Resources and Information
Our content team has developed incredible resources to support our point-of-care network as new information becomes available. Please feel free to download these assets and share with your networks and communities.
The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, dry cough, tiredness, and shortness of breath and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Patients have reported mild to severe respiratory illness and symptoms are usually mild. Talk to your doctor about being tested if you think you may be at risk.
Coronavirus and Children
Most cases of reported COVID-19 have affected adults and it poses a low risk to children. However, it is still important to take preventative action to avoid infection including regular hand washing and avoiding people who are sick. The risk to pregnant and breastfeeding women is still unknown, but the CDC recommends continuing to breastfeed because of the protections it can provide children.
General Preventative Actions
To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, it is important to frequently wash your hands with soap and water and avoid touching your face. It is also important to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces like cell phones and doorknobs. If you are sick, stay home and avoid contact with others and cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
Coronavirus and the Elderly
Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are at a higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19. If you are at a higher risk, you should avoid crowds and any non-essential travel, stock up on supplies and medication, and keep away from other people who are sick. Staying at home as much as possible can further reduce your risk of being exposed.
Outcome Health supports healthcare professionals
While our focus today, and in the coming weeks, is to address the challenges created by COVID-19, we recognize that patients will continue to need care for chronic conditions, emergencies, acute scenarios like childbirth, and so much more. Now more than ever, we will continue to create empathetic patient experiences and support better outcomes.
From all of us at Outcome Health, thank you for keeping our communities healthy and safe.
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