Letter to Editor

Facing biological risk in child and adolescence neuropsychiatric services during COVID-19 outbreak: Management of protection levels for the direct access

Maria L Tossali*, Carlo Di Brina, Morena Tafuro, Marco Marcelli and Teresa Sebastiani

Published: 29 December, 2020 | Volume 1 - Issue 1 | Pages: 047-048

COVID-19 emergency requests a new definition of security procedures adopted in Child and Adolescence Neuropsychiatric Services (CANS).

The WHO recommends using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for preventing inter-human transmission of viral diseases [1]. These recommendations regard primarily hospitalized patients and ambulatory medical services for adults.

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  1. World Health Organization. Rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎COVID-19)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ and considerations during severe shortages: interim guidance‎. WHO 2020. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/331695
  2. Boldrini P, Bernetti A, Fiore P. Impact of COVID-19 outbreak on rehabilitation services and Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine physicians' activities in Italy. An official document of the Italian PRM Society (SIMFER). Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2020; 56: 316-318. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32175719/
  3. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Report. Disinfection of environments in healthcare and non-healthcare settings potentially contaminated with SARS-CoV-2. ECDC 2020. https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/Environmental-persistence-of-SARS_CoV_2-virus-Options-for-cleaning2020-03-26_0.pdf


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