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How to care for people with COVID-19 from home?

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How to care for people with COVID-19 from home?

Close-up of a patient's hand in that of the person treating him.

Professor André Michaud says that we could offer care to people with COVID-19 from their homes.PHOTO: Reuters / Stephane Mahe

Home care may be available for people with COVID-19. This is what André Michaud, professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Sherbrooke, thinks.

At the start of the pandemic, he conducted a trial for remote care of 46 patients between the ages of 40 and 70. Individuals had to have a mobile phone, a computer and an e-mail address, and know how to use them.

Patients also received tools with which they could measure their own vital signs, such as blood pressure, respiratory rate and blood oxygen levels.

The professor explains how this experiment was a success and could help vulnerable people in particular.

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