• Covid-19 Info


  • Sauk Prairie Healthcare has been working diligently to prepare for COVID-19 for several weeks. Our planning focuses on preparing to meet the needs of a large influx of patients requiring advanced critical care.  Due to national supply chain disruptions for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other equipment needed to care for patients, many hospitals across the nation are turning to local businesses asking for assistance.  Given your close ties to our community and the people who live here, we are asking for your help.

     

    We need more of the following items: 

    1)      Procedure masks  Ear loop procedure face masks are preferred.  Masks designed to cover the user’s nose and mouth that provide a physical barrier to fluids and particulate materials

    2)      N95 Masks  Must state N95 rating

    3)      Gowns (isolation disposable type)

    4)      Exam gloves (nitrile or similar)

    5)      IV Pumps  BD Alaris preferred

    6)      Ventilators and any associated tubing/valves/connector pieces to complete the ventilator circuit

    7)      Ambu Bag (bag valve masks)

    8)      Hepa filters designed for ventilator tubing, such as https://www.draeger.com/en-us_us/Hospital/Products/Accessories-and-Consumables/Ventilation-Accessories/Breathing-System-Filters-and-HME/Mechanical-Filters.

     

    If you use or have access to any of these items as part of your business, and would be willing and able to donate any extras, please deliver them directly to the hospital (260 26th Street, Prairie du Sac).  Please direct any questions you may have to Foundation@SaukPrairieHealthcare.org, or contact Kris Knutson at 608-743-7194.


     

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    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone should:

     

    1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    2. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
    3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    4. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
    5.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    7. Stay home when you are sick.