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What to Expect During an In-Person Cough Evaluation
Whitman-Walker Health
Whitman-Walker Health

March 18, 2020

If our Whitman-Walker team could not treat your cough over the phone and has instructed you to visit one of our health centers for an appointment, here's what to expect during your visit.

You will be evaluated for the causes of your respiratory symptoms. COVID-19 testing will be completed to see if the coronavirus can be detected and a viral culture will be completed to see if influenza (the flu) can be detected. Your test results may take up to 3-4 days. You will need to be on self-quarantine while waiting for your results and possibly for longer if you have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. 

If your results come back negative, your symptoms get better AND you get the ok from your provider, you can stop/discontinue self-quarantine.

Next Steps: After your appointment and testing, you need to return home and self-quarantine immediately. You must remain on self-quarantine until you hear from your medical provider. 

What does “self-quarantine” mean?

  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
  • Stay home with the exception of leaving to get medical care.If having food or groceries delivered by a restaurant, friends, family or community members/volunteers, have them leave it outside your door.
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor and wear a face mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a flexed arm. Do not cough or sneeze into your hands.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often, and for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces daily -- i.e. your phone, keys, door knobs, light switches, work spaces.
  • Monitor your symptoms and notify us immediately at 202.745.7000 if you are feeling short of breath or starting to breath more rapidly even when you are resting.
  • Receive a green light and sign off from health care providers before discontinuing quarantine efforts.

Please see self-care instructions for your cough on our website at whitman-walker.org/careforcoughs.


Qué esperar durante una evaluación presencial de la tos

18 de marzo de 2020

Si nuestro equipo de Whitman-Walker no pudo tratar su tos por teléfono y le ha indicado que visite uno de nuestros centros de salud para una cita, esto es lo que puede esperar durante su visita:

Usted será evaluado(a) para determinar las causas de sus síntomas respiratorios. Se realizará una prueba de COVID-19 para determinar si se puede detectar el coronavirus y se completará un cultivo viral para determinar si se puede detectar influenza (gripe). Los resultados de sus pruebas pueden tardar hasta 3-4 días. Usted debe ponerse en cuarentena voluntaria mientras espera sus resultados, y posiblemente por más tiempo si ha tenido contacto con un caso confirmado de COVID-19.

Si los resultados de su prueba son negativos, sus síntomas mejoran Y recibe la autorización de su proveedor, puede parar/suspender la cuarentena voluntaria.

Próximos pasos: Después de su cita y la realización de sus pruebas, debe regresar a su casa y ponerse en cuarentena inmediatamente. Usted debe permanecer en cuarentena voluntaria hasta tener noticias de su proveedor médico.

¿Qué significa ‘cuarentena voluntaria”?

  • Sepárese de otras personas y animales en su hogar.
  • Quédese en su casa; solo salga para obtener atención médica. Si un restaurante, amigos, familiares o miembros de la comunidad/voluntarios le llevan comida o compras de mercado, pídales que la dejen del lado de afuera de su puerta.
  • Llame antes de visitar al médico y use una mascarilla si tiene tos o estornudos.
  • Al toser o estornudar, cúbrase la boca con la manga o el brazo flexionado. No se cubra la boca con las manos al toser o estornudar.
  • Lávese las manos con agua y jabón a menudo, y durante por lo menos 20 segundos. Si no dispone de agua y jabón, use alcohol desinfectante para manos.
  • Evite compartir artículos personales del hogar.
  • Limpie diariamente todas las superficies de contacto frecuente: por ejemplo, el teléfono, las llaves, las manijas de las puertas, los interruptores de luz, espacios de trabajo.
  • Controle sus síntomas y avísenos inmediatamente al 202.745.7000 si siente falta de aire o su respiración empieza a acelerarse incluso en reposo.
  • Reciba la luz verde y la autorización de los proveedores de atención médica antes de suspender su cuarentena.

Por favor, vea las instrucciones de autocuidado para su tos en nuestro sitio web en whitman-walker.org/careforcoughs.


በፊት-ለፊት የሳል ምርመራ ጊዜ ምን መጠበቅ እንዳለብን

ማርች 18, 2020

የዋይትማን-ዎከር ቡድን ሳልዎን በስልክ ሊያክም ካልቻለ እና ለቀጠሮ አንዱን የጤና ማዕከላችንን እንዲጎበኙ መመሪያ ከሰጥዎት፤ በጉብኝትዎ ጊዜ መጠበቅ ያለብዎ ይህንን ነው።

ለመተንፈሻ አካል ሕመም ምልክቶች መነሻ ይመረመራሉ። ኮሮና ቫይረስን ለማግኘት የ COVID-19 ምርመራ እና ኢንፍሉዌንዛ (ጉንፋን) ለማግኘት የቫይረስ ናሙናው ምርመራ ይደረጋል። የምርመራዎ ውጤት ከ 3-4 ቀናት ሊወስድ ይችላል። ውጤትዎን እየጠበቁ ከሆነ ይልቁንም የተረጋገጠ የ COVID-19 ጉዳይ ካለበት ሰው ጋር ግንኙነት አድርገው ከነበረ፤ ራስዎን በመለያ ውስጥ ማቆየት አለብዎ።

ውጤትዎ እንደሌለብዎ የሚያሳይ ውጤት ከመጣ፣ ምልክቶችዎም እየተሻሉ ከመጡ እና ከጤና እንክብካቤ አቅራቢዎ እሺታን ካገኙ፤ ራስዎን በመለያ ውስጥ ማቆየት ማቆም/ማቋረጥ ይችላሉ።

ቀጣይ እርምጃዎች: ከቀጠርዎ እና ከምርመራዎ በኋላ፤ ወደ ቤትዎ ተመልሰው በአፋጣኝ ራስዎን በመለያ ውስጥ ማቆየት አለብዎ። ከጤና እንክብካቤ አቅራቢዎ ካልሰሙ በስተቀር፤ ራስዎን በመለያ ውስጥ ማቆየት አለብዎ።

“ራስዎን በመለያ ውስጥ ማቆየት” ማለት ምን ማለት ነው?

  • ራስዎን በቤትዎ ካሉ ከሌሎች ሰዎች እና እንሰሳት ይለዩ።
  • የህክምና እንክብካቤ ለማግኘት ካልሆነ በስተቀር በቤትዎ ይቆዩ። በሬስቶራንት፣ በጓደኞች፣ በቤተሰብ ወይም በማሕበረሰብ አባላት/በጎ ፈቃደኞች ምግብ ወይም ግሮሰሪዎች መጥቶልዎት ከሆነ፤ ከበርዎ ውጪ እንዲያስቀምጡት ያድርጓቸው።
  • ሐኪምዎን ከመጎብኘትዎ በፊት ቀድመው ይደዉሉ፤ እናም እያሳሉ ወይም እያስነጠሱ ከሆነ የፊት ማስክ ያድርጉ።
  • ሳልዎን ወይም ማስነጠስዎን በኮሌታዎ ወይም በክንድዎ ይሸፍኑ። በመዳፍዎ ላይ አያስሉ ወይም አያስነጥሱ።
  • ቢያንስ ለ 20 ሴኮንዶች እጅዎን በሳሙና እና በውሃ አዘውትረው ይታጠቡ። ሳሙና እና ውሃ በሌሉበት ጊዜያት፤ አልኮል ያለው የእጅ ጀርም ማፅጃ ይጠቀሙ።
  • የግል የቤት ውስጥ ዕቃዎችን ማጋራት ያቁሙ።
  • እንደ ስልክ፣ ቁልፎች፣ የበር እጀታዎች፣ የመብራት ማብሪያ ማጥፊያዎች፣ የስራ አካባቢዎችን ያሉ -- “ከፍተኛ-ንኪኪ” ያለባቸውን ሁሉንም ስፍራዎች በየዕለቱ ያፅዱ።
  • ምልክቶችዎን ይከታተሉ እናም የትንፋሽ ማጠር ወይም በሚያርፉበት ጊዜ እንኳን በቶሎ በቶሎ የሚተነፍሱ ከሆነ፤ በአፋጣኝ በስልክ ቁጥር 202.745.7000 ይደውሉልን።
  • ራስዎን በመለያ ውስጥ የማቆየት ጥረትዎን ከማቋረጥዎ በፊት ከጤና እንክብካኬ አቅራቢዎ አረንጓዴ መብራት ወይም የእሺታ ፈቃድ ይቀበሉ።

ለሳልዎ የሚሆን የግለ-እንክብካቤ መመሪያዎችን እካክዎ በድረገፃችን whitman-walker.org/careforcoughs ላይ ይመልከቱ።


 

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