COVID safety guidance is provided by the Federal government through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As the nature of this communicable disease is ever-changing, so too must the guidance change. OSHA guidance is intended to help employers and workers take appropriate steps to prevent exposure and infection regardless of vaccination status. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates Interim Public Health Recommendations for Vaccinated. Stay up to date with the most current information by visiting https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework.
The American Heart Association provides the guidelines for training and emergency care in the United States through its issuance of “Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines” that are periodically updated. In addition to the science of resuscitation, the most recent guidelines address health disparities, management of opioid-related emergencies, and physical, social, and emotional needs of patients and their caregivers after survivors leave the hospital. Stay abreast of the guidelines by visiting https://professional.heart.org/en/science-news/2020-aha-guidelines-for-cpr-and-ecc.