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Vol. 22 - Num. 87

Original Papers

Protection systems and detection of contacts in pediatrics of primary care in the COVID-19 epidemic

Pedro J. Gorrotxategi Gorrotxategia, Concepción Sánchez Pinab, Javier E Blanco Gonzálezc, M.ª Teresa Cenarro Guerrerod, Marianna Mambie Meléndeze, Ejecutivo AEPap, vocales autonómicos y Grupo Laboral-Profesionalf

aPediatra. CS Pasajes San Pedro. Pasajes. Guipúzcoa. España.
bPediatra. CS San Andrés. Madrid. España.
cPediatra. CS de Azuqueca de Henares. Guadalajara. España.
dPediatra. CS José Ramón Muñoz Fernández. Zaragoza. España.
ePediatra. CS Escorxador. Palma de Mallorca. Baleares. España.
fCarmen Villaizán Pérez, Eva Suárez Vincent, Dolores Cantarero Vallejo, Carmen Góez Sanz, Nuria Martínez Moral, José Ignacio Pérez Candás, Agustín Graffigña Lojendio, Alberto Bercedo Sanz, M.ª del Pilar Rojo Portolés, M.ª Mercedes Garrido Redondo, M.ª Amor Peix Sambola, Cecilia Gómez Málaga, Amparo Rodríguez Lombardía, José Bernard Usoz, Guillermo Martín Carballo, Sebastián Llorente García, Manuela Sánchez Echenique, Rubén García Pérez, Ángel Carrasco Sanz, Carmen Rosa Rodríguez Fernández-Oliva. Reyes Hernández Guillén, Dora Bejarano López

Correspondence: PJ Gorrotxategi. E-mail: pedrojesus.gorrotxategigorrotxategi@osakidetza.eus

Reference of this article: Gorrotxategi Gorrotxategi PJ, Sánchez Pina C, Blanco González JE, Cenarro Guerrero MT, Mambie Meléndez M, Ejecutivo AEPap, vocales autonómicos y Grupo Laboral-Profesional. Protection systems and detection of contacts in pediatrics of primary care in the COVID-19 epidemic. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22 [en prensa].

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Abstract

Introduction: during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of protective equipment and devices by professionals is essential to prevent transmission of the infection in the healthcare community.

Methods: the Professional Labor Working group of the Spanish Association of Primary Care Pediatrics (AEPap) has carried out a survey of the autonomous members of the AEPap to find out the availability for primary care pediatricians (PCP) of protection elements against the disease, the diagnostic measures carried out on the professionals for the diagnosis of infections in the PCP.

Results: during the month of March, in 32% of the autonomous communities (CC. AA.), pediatricians had adequate means of protection, which in April amounted to 70%. Sick cases of PCP have been registered in all the CC. AA., although it is difficult to quantify the number of patients affected. According to our data, adding the positive test patients, those who have been in isolation and those admitted, the figure rises up to 7.65%. Rapid serological tests or PCR or both have been carried out in 6 communities in the last days of April and in 6 others in the first days of May. The only community in which it has not been carried out is that of Aragon. The availability of protection systems and health expenditure have been correlated.

Conclusions: protection systems have been insufficient. The CC. AA. with the highest health expenditure have had adequate protection systems earlier. PCP have been infected in all the autonomous communities, especially in Madrid, Castilla y León and Valencia. The detection of affected professionals by the infection has been late.

Keywords

COVID-19 Healthcare workers Prevention of occupational hazards

 

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