The DOH for NYC didn't recommend any thing in particular. They advised to do standard precautions as you would do for any other winter time respiratory virus in the ER, such as hand washing and isolating if possible. They did not recommend masks, gowns or gloves for providers or patients.
We also found decadron and repeated albuterol given upon arrival helped a lot of them and most vastly improved by the 6 hour mark, if you could watch that long. Not so much luck with racemic epi.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
New York Methodist Hospital
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> What, if any, precautions are people using for pediatric ED patients with respiratory symptoms who could possibly have EV 68? We have received a litany of sort of vague recommendations from various sources. The most recent endorses contact and droplet precautions for fever, rash, runny nose, cough and myalgia.
> Thanks in advance,
> Amy Roy
> New Hampshire's Hospital for Children
> Manchester, NH
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