This content is a diary of my experiences in dealing with a new type of coronavirus infection.
This is not an expert blog.
I am recording this in the hope that I can share my experience and knowledge.
Please do not read this if you have an urgent need.
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Created on August 6, 2022, this is a blog about our experience in dealing with a new type of coronavirus infection.
In the future, it may become unnecessary knowledge.
We would be happy if you could think about it yourself and continue reading.
Information Gathering (in advance)
Be aware of local websites, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website, and the regulations of the company you work for (what to do in case of infection).
If this is troublesome, register a shortcut on your smartphone to avoid confusion.
Especially a means of contact (if you have more than one contact phone number, it’s good to know them all) in case you have trouble getting through.
In case you get infected.
Identify hospitals and facilities that offer antigen and PCR testing
Identification of means of patient transportation (e.g., cabs for infected patients)
For when you’re in home care.
Medication (painkiller): When the sore throat gets worse, it is difficult to eat.
Medication (antipyretic): fever-reducing
Pulse oximeter (device to measure blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate)
Home care (effective to necessities of life)
Paper cups, paper plates
[Use the tray wrapped around the tray, discard it after use, and disinfect the tray with disinfectant alcohol.]
[Trays should not be used if possible. (Prevention of infection)]
[Before use, inflate the vinyl gloves and check for air leaks to make sure there are no tears (infection prevention).]
[Use rubbing alcohol sprayed on kitchen paper to disinfect toilets and doorknobs.]
[Discard after use]
Clear plastic bags (small and large)
[Make the contents visible. Visual confirmation prevents human error.]
[Wrap the used product in plastic (small) (preferably done by the infected person), and then double wrap it in another plastic bag (large) and dispose of it.]
Home care (food)
[(Jelly or liquid type is preferred) When sore throat occurs]
Sports drinks and water
[Hydration and electrolyte replacement (with water, as sometimes drinking can leave a taste in your mouth or you may be concerned about the intensity of the taste)]
Retort pouch food
[During my recuperation, I prioritized what I wanted to eat and what was easy to eat.]
[Since they were too sick to make calm decisions, we increased the variety so that they could choose, discarded the rest, and gradually searched for the optimum value.]
[Add a word of advice to the infected person, “Don’t force yourself to eat it all.]
[When discarding, visually check the clear plastic bag to see how much has been eaten.]
status check (of a patient’s condition)
Video calling with a smart phone is effective. You can see the other person’s facial expressions.
Facial expressions can provide a better understanding of a person’s condition than words can, allowing for a more appropriate response.
Isolate infected persons in private rooms
The toilets are also separate. (Infected people are on the second floor, heavy contact on the first floor, etc.)
The bath was taken at the end of each day.
(When finished, the infected person should open the windows and use the exhaust fan.)
(After about an hour, clean doorknobs, etc. with disinfectant alcohol.)
After the meal, the infected person is asked to place the containers in a small plastic bag and leave them outside the isolation room.
Then, wearing a mask and rubber gloves, garbage is collected and placed in a plastic bag (large).
*When tying up the plastic bag, I felt it necessary to be careful because the air inside sometimes blows out when the bag is tied up.
At the end.
Since this was my first time dealing with an infected patient, I was quite nervous.
Both infected and concentrated contacts were handled in a rigorous manner that could lead to misunderstandings if the usual communication was not good.
I don’t want to go through this experience again.