Solutions for Individuals
People who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (which includes coughing, shortness of breath, and fever) and who are believed to have been exposed are encouraged to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. Self-quarantine is a crucial aspect of preventing the spread of the illness to others, but it can be difficult to receive appropriate medical care under these circumstances. DrOwl provides access medical providers on a 24/7 basis for those in self-quarantine, as well as a daily nurse check-in to monitor things like pulse, temperature, and oxygen level.
Solutions for State & Federal Governments
State and federal governments all over the world are urging citizens to abide by the rules of quarantine. Enforcing these rules is easier said than done. Fortunately, DrOwl has support services in place to ensure local health authorities are made aware of breaches of self-quarantine as soon as possible. Using geofencing technology, GPS coordinates are identified to establish a “zone” around the quarantined patient. If quarantine is broken, the proper authorities will be notified immediately.
Solutions for Skilled Nursing Facilities
Protecting vulnerable populations in assisted living facilities is vital when it comes to mitigating the risk of COVID-19
. People who are older and have complex medical needs, which describes a majority of nursing home
residents, tend to become the most ill when infected. In this case, DrOwl has developed efficient strategies to help residents and staff cope with a possible infection:
- Screening & Logging – All visitors, staff, and guests who enter a nursing home will be subject to an electronic screening process. This process will be monitored remotely by a trained nurse to ensure consistency. Once logged, visitors and staff will be included in a database for easy tracking and communication should infection occur.
- Training – Nursing home staff and assisted living facility caregivers will be remotely trained on infectious disease best practices. If a member of the staff/caregiver has a question, they’ll have access to a 24/7 helpline where they can receive answers for specific queries related to patient care.
- Reporting & Compliance – DrOwl’s electronic logs, which document all visitors and staff coming into an assisted living facility, are easy to review. These electronic logs can be immediately searched by health authorities if a recent visitor tests positive for COVID-19. Electronic logs also make it easier to identify those affected, so residents, staff, and others can be notified to take immediate action.
- Transmission – In the event a resident living in a nursing home tests positive, the person’s health can be remotely monitored. Remote monitoring entails an assessment of vital signs, as well as pulse oximetry, which measures how well oxygen is being sent to areas of the body. The patient can also schedule 3-way telemedicine visits with one of the hundreds of DrOwl-affiliated physicians and their loved ones for peace of mind.