Qin Si1, #, Caidi He1, #, Jingjing Ai2, Xiaodan Xia1, 3, Siqi Chen1, 3, Xijiang Zhang1, Chumming Zhang1, Cheng Zheng1, #
1Department of Critical Care Medicine, Municipal Hospital Affiliated to Medical School of Taizhou University, 381, Zhongshan East Road, Taizhou 318000, Zhejiang, China - 2Department of Orthopaedic Trauma, Jingmen First People's Hospital, Jingmen 448000, Hubei, China - 3Department of Critical Care Medicine, Tianyou Hospital Affiliated to Wuhan University of Science & Technology, Wuhan 430000, China
Objective: Discussion of the application effect of Video Monitoring System (VMS) to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection during taking off personal protective equipment (PPE) in the designated hospital for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.
Method: Monitoring system, alarm system was installed in the buffer area of taking off PPE, with monitoring, guidance, and supervision by special personnel. Comparison with the effect of arranging dedicated staff for monitoring.
Result: By application of video monitoring system, the infection prevention and control problems, as well as potential risks by process of taking off PPE, can be timelier discovered, compared with the traditional monitoring method of arranging dedicated staff, the number of non-conforming cases of taking off PPE within two weeks significantly reduced and the efficiency drastically increased.
Conclusion: The video monitoring system plays a very effective role in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection during the process of personal protective equipment taking off. Timely implementation of video monitoring system management can effectively avoid the risks caused by nonstandard PPE taking off and secure the safety of Healthcare personnel.
Video monitoring system, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, personal protective equipment, infection prevention and control.