Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): Coronavirus Infections
Coronavirus infections in healthcare refer to the spread of coronavirus diseases, such as COVID-19, within healthcare settings. These infections can occur when healthcare workers or patients contract the virus and bring it into the healthcare facility, or when the virus spreads within the facility due to inadequate infection control measures.
Coronavirus infections in healthcare can have serious consequences, including increased morbidity and mortality, as well as strain on the healthcare system. To prevent coronavirus infections in healthcare, it is important for healthcare organizations to implement effective infection control measures, such as wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and equipment, and following hand hygiene protocols.
Healthcare organizations may also work with public health agencies and other stakeholders to implement measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in the community, such as promoting physical distancing and mask-wearing, and identifying and isolating cases of COVID-19.
Overall, the prevention of coronavirus infections in healthcare is critical for protecting the health and safety of healthcare workers and patients, and for maintaining the integrity of the healthcare system.