Providence OR Surgery Program

Patient Isolation Instructions v. 1.0

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR SURGERY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Last Updated: 11/24/2020 You are scheduled to have a surgery or procedure soon at one of our Providence locations. Your safety is our highest priority, especially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We need your help to keep you safe. Here are steps we ask you to take: SELF ISOLATE WEAR A MASK & KEEP YOUR DISTANCE AVOID GROUPS It is very important that you isolate yourself before your surgery or procedure to help prevent you from getting infected with COVID-19. This means staying at home and seeing only the people in your household for 14 days. If you must see anyone outside of your household, stay outside at least six feet away from them. You should wear a mask, and so should they. Being around groups of people increases the risk of getting infected with COVID-19. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AVOID PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (Bus, Taxi, Uber / Lyft, etc.) AVOID THE GROCERY STORE, PHARMACY & RESTAURANTS Ask friends or family to shop for you or consider using a delivery service. Avoid household members who are sick Get a COVID-19 test before surgery as instructed Call your doctor if you start feeling sick. If anyone in your house starts feeling sick (fever, headache, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhea, etc.), stay away from them in a separate room. Do not share bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas or kitchen areas with anyone who is sick. You'll need to get a COVID-19 test prior to your surgery. See the additional pages of this handout for instructions. Call your doctor if you have any of the following: • Fever • Cough • Shortness of Breath • Lost of taste or smell • Nausea • Diarrhea

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