Coronavirus pandemic

Our measures for patient safety

Patient safety

In the Klinikum rechts der Isar we are doing everything we can that during the Corona pandemic our patients are being treated according to the highest medical standards. We are protecting our patients and employees from becoming infected with the new Coronavirus. To ensure this, we take our hygiene standards and safety rules very seriously. It is mandatory in the whole hospital to wear a facemask, we have ensured separated treatment routes for our patients. In addition to these we have created new rules for visitors and are performing regular testing as part of our safety standards.

Here you will find all measures for employee safety.

 

Visitation

The visitation of patients in the hospital is only allowed in the special situations listed below. The policy at the Klinikum rechts der Isar is in line with that of the LMU university hospital.

  • Visitation of patients with dementia or who are in palliative care, or patients that are dying.
  • Person accompanying pregnant women during birth
  • Visitation of one close relative after the birth of a child
  • Visitation of the mother/father/legal guardian of a minor
  • When it is medically necessary to visit a patient (the treating physician decides if it is medically necessary)

Registration with the ward is necessary before visiting. If a visitor has been tested for Covid-19 in the last 14 days, we ask that the visitor brings a confirmation of a negative test result when visiting the hospital. 

 

PCR-tests for inpatients

  • We test our patients for SARS-CoV-2 (PCR-test) before planned interventions.
  • Inpatients that are suffering from cold-like illnesses and fever, are regularly tested for the Coronavirus.
  • Patients suspect of having Coronavirus are being isolated until they receive a negative test result. For the treatment of patients infected with coronavirus, seperate parts of the hospital are being used.
  • We would like to ask patients that have had a SARS-CoV-2-test in the last 72 hours, to bring the results of this test with to the hospital.

 

What happens when a SARS-CoV-2-test is positive?

When a patient has a positive Corona test result, the treating physician will discuss with the patient how to continue. If the intervention or treatment can be postponed, the appointment will take place at a later point in time. In that case, the patient will go into home quarantine. If the intervention or treatment cannot be postponed, the patient will be separated from other patients for the duration of stay.

 

Between test and hospital admission

A SARS-CoV-2 test can take place the earliest 3 days before admission in the Klinikum rechts der Isar. We expect that our patients go into self-isolation in the days between testing and admission, to protect themselves, other patients, and the employees of the hospital. We thank you in advance.

 

Reporting of suspected symptoms

Patients need to report symptoms that might indicate a SARS-CoV-2 infection. When you present with any of the following symptoms, please inform us immediately:

  • Respiratory disease (Fever, coughing, headaches and body aches).
  • Sudden loss of smell and taste
  • Digestive problems (diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea)
     

Safety and hygiene measures

Face masks: all patients and visitors have to wear a medical facemask everywhere in the Klinikum rechts der Isar. This facemask will be handed out to you upon entry to the hospital. Patients receive a facemask at the entrance and every day in their room as an inpatient. Community-masks and masks that you bring with yourself are not allowed in the hospital.

Hand hygiene: your hands need to be thoroughly disinfected:

  • Upon entry of the Klinkum rechts der Isar
  • Upon leaving patient rooms
  • Upon entry and departure of an outpatient department, a treatment room, or the day clinic.

Coughing and sneezing: please cough and sneeze in your elbows or in a one-use tissue. The tissue needs to be thrown away immediately after use and you will need to disinfect your hands straight after.

Keeping distance: people need to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters at all times when possible. Plexiglas windows, facemasks and keeping distance ensure safety in the patient intake and waiting areas.

Body temperature: when entering the hospital, an employee will measure your temperature using a contactless thermometer.

Questionnaire: all visitors of the hospital need to fill out a short questionnaire concerning infection risks.

Contact information: all visitors have to give us their contact information. Through this we are able to get in touch with you if you become a contact person of a corona positive person. 

 

Remaining risks

The Klinikum rechts der Isar has high safety standers, however, even when all measures are being followed by all people in the hospital, we cannot guarantee that someone will not get infected with the coronavirus. We judge the remaining risk of infection as small. 

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