COVID-19 Guidelines for Coronavirus SARS CoV-2: 2020 CDC SARS-CoV-2 Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

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2020 CDC COVID-19 Guidelines Knowledge Check

Management Guidelines for Coronavirus SARS CoV-2 Pandemic

What do the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state about disinfecting a hospital room that was occupied by a patient with COVID-19 infection?

The 2020 CDC Guidelines contain new information for healthcare professionals about the COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) pandemic. This guideline knowledge check provides up-to-date comprehensive recommendations for the management and treatment of persons suffering COVID-19 and the PPE and disinfecting guidelines for healthcare centers and professionals in the front line of the war against this pandemic.

Note: New COVID-19 content has been added to the Resuscitation, Critical Care, and/or Infectious Disease chapters of all Med-Challenger board review and CME courses for all major specialties for physician, nurses and PAs.

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Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM.

Try this COVID-19 presentation case and find out if you’re following the 2020 CDC COVID-19 guidelines for management of coronavirus SARS CoV-2.

A critically ill patient with a known positive COVID-19 test arrives in respiratory failure and is intubated in the emergency department after a failed attempt at high flow oxygenation. There are no critical care beds open in the hospital, so the patient remains in a resuscitation room with closed doors for 4 hours. 

After he is admitted, what type of cleaning and disinfection does the CDC recommend for a room occupied by a patient with COVID-19 infection?

Answer Options:

The CDC recommends special airborne cleaning and disinfection procedures for COVID-19 virus.

The CDC recommends double cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and a HEPA-filter air-exchange procedure for COVID-19 virus.

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfection procedures between patients only if the infectious patient occupied the room for more than 6 hours.

The CDC recommends routine cleaning and disinfection procedures for COVID-19 virus.

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About Guideline Knowledge Checks:

With each update of national clinical practice guidelines, some recommendations change and many remain unchanged. Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks help you know both what is new and what has stayed the same in the most recent guidelines pertinent to each medical specialty.

About the Author:

Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM graduated from the David Geffen Medical School of Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona. After working as an attending physician in Tucson, she followed a recruiting call to the island of Guam, where she served in various roles, including as the director of the emergency department, the EMS Medical Director of Guam, and the Director of the 911 Call System. She has maintained her emergency medicine board certification through three cycles of American Board of Emergency Medicine Board Exams (last in 2014), all three with the help of Med-Challenger.


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