COVID-19: First-Aid in the Workplace - Preventive Measures in the Workplace

The measures recommended in this document apply to workers who serve as first-aiders in the workplace in accordance with the First-aid Minimum Standards Regulation and who may be called on to intervene in various situations requiring close contact with an individual in order to help them (e.g., altered state of consciousness, cardiopulmonary arrest, obstructed airway) (Read CNESST’s Secourisme en milieu de travail for additional information) [in French only]. Clinical guidelines for first responders are also available from the Direction générale des services préhospitaliers d’urgence [in French only].

These recommendations are not intended for healthcare professionals trained in pre-hospital care (such as paramedic ambulance technicians), nor for first responders as defined in the Act respecting pre-hospital emergency services. These professionals should refer to the measures set out by the Direction générale des services préhospitaliers d’urgence [in French only]. These recommendations are also not intended for any other healthcare workers. These workers should refer to the infection prevention and control measures: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/en/covid-19/infection-prevention-and-control with more articles available [in French only] here: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/covid-19/prevention-et-controle-des-infections.

COVID-19: First-Aid in the Workplace - Preventive Measures in the Workplace

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