I-TEAM: See what EMS crews are doing to help keep patients safe from the coronavirus

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The I-TEAM has discovered that Cleveland EMS crews at the moment are placing ambulances by a deep cleansing, generally day-after-day, to attempt to restrict the unfold of the coronavirus.

On Tuesday, our cameras had been rolling as groups of individuals carrying masks and gloves scoured ambulance after ambulance behind Cleveland EMS headquarters.

They scrubbed and mopped and wiped throughout, from the place the driving force sits to the place the affected person is transported.

EMS crews in Cleveland have all the time accomplished some cleansing after every affected person, however the deep cleansing is one thing new.

We discovered EMS crews in different cities like Parma, Sandusky and Cleveland Heights, are additionally disinfecting their ambulances extra extensively than earlier than.

T.J. Martin gave us a glimpse at how its being accomplished by the
Parma Fireplace Division.

“You need to be certain further steps are taken particularly at a time like this,” he stated.

if an ambulance really carries a coronavirus affected person to the hospital, that
unit will get much more than a great scrubbing.

“Sterlizing the ambulance as finest we will. Then subsequent to that, if vital, we have now an area firm that gives steam-cleaning with hydrogen peroxide and sterilizes the ambulance,” Martin defined.

EMS crews are additionally routinely checking their very own temperatures so that they know straight away in the event that they, in truth, may be coming down with one thing.


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