Sunday, March 29 update:
Beaumont Health COVID-19 patient tracker as of Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m.
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 and are currently in a Beaumont hospital: 810
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 and were sent home: 1,136
Total confirmed positive: 1,946
Patients who tested negative for COVID-19 and are currently in a Beaumont hospital: 455
Patients who tested negative for COVID-19 and were sent home: 2,800
Total negative tests: 3,255
Patients with a pending COVID-19 test and are in a Beaumont hospital: 210
Patients with a pending COVID-19 test and were sent home: 1,400
Total tests pending: 1,610
Deaths related to COVID-19 at Beaumont hospitals: 65
Do not dispose of reusable stethoscopes
We are beginning to run short of stethoscopes as reusable ones are being thrown away. Reusable stethoscopes can be cleaned and disinfected between patients. Use an EPA-registered disinfectant wipe, such as a Sani-Cloth, for this purpose.
According to CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings, non-dedicated, non-disposable medical equipment used for patient care should be cleaned and disinfected according to manufacturer instructions for use and facility policy. Routine cleaning and disinfection procedures are appropriate.