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MedPro’s COVID-19 FAQs

Our Pandemic Promise to You

MedPro upholds its unwavering commitment to our current explorers, and the healthcare professionals prepared to join our workforce. As a primary response to COVID-19, we have taken measures to develop and ensure financial support for our healthcare professionals who become infected by the disease. If you are exposed to COVID-19 while on assignment with MedPro and are required to quarantine, MedPro will keep you financially whole. The MedPro aid will come in the form of payment for guaranteed hourly wages, meal stipends, and lodging stipends while away from home, pending return to work for up to 14 days.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus FAQs)

What is novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause colds and other upper respiratory infections. The current coronavirus outbreak is known as COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019.” It was first identified in China in December 2019 and has since spread to countries around the world, including the United States.

How can I protect myself?

There are easy steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19, and they’re the same things you’d do to avoid the flu. We encourage you to:
– Wash your hands often.
– Avoid touching your face.
– Stay home when you’re sick.
– Cover your mouth & nose when coughing or sneezing.
– Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects people frequently touch.
– Review the CDC’s recommendations.

How can I Practice Social distancing?

According to the CDC, social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible. The goal of social distancing is to slow down the spread of COVID-10 and reduce the rate of infection. This is especially important for healthcare workers when not in the field.

How are COVID-19 patients treated?

Not all patients with COVID-19 will require supportive medical care. Most healthcare facilities will focus on supportive care for complications, including supplemental oxygen and advanced organ support.

Can I end my current assignment to take a crisis response opportunity?

We admire your desire to help during this crisis; however, leaving your assignment early can directly impact the facility’s ability to care for the patients that are already hospitalized. It is very difficult to send someone to replace your position. The hospital and staff at your current assignment are counting you to assist them during this critical time.

What if my COVID-19 infected patient has underlying medical conditions?

If discharged from your facility, encourage patients with underlying medical conditions to carefully follow their care plans for the management of chronic diseases. The CDC notes that this includes better glycemic or blood pressure control measures.

What body fluids can spread infection?

The CDC reports that while viable, infection cells have been found in blood, urine, and stool specimens. It is not yet known whether other, non-respiratory, body fluids from an infected person — including vomit, urine, breast milk, or semen can also transmit the virus.

What if I’m a pregnant healthcare professional?

MedPro recommends all pregnant healthcare personnel to review the CDC’s risk assessment guidelines. While the COVID-19 risks level information for expecting mothers is currently limited, you may want to discuss limiting your exposure to infected COVID-19 patients with your facility.

Links and Resources

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization

The Joint Commission