Protocols and ‘Nine Parameter Model’ in the Prevention of COVID 19 A Single Centre Experience
Keywords:covid-19, hospital policy, hand washing, face mask, personal protective equipment, sanitizations, SARS-CoV-2, nine parameter model
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute
respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and is global pandemic. MUMBAI HEART CLINIC
is a tertiary care centre in the heart of chembur with more than 60 health care workers and catering more
than 500 patients per month for OPD services and almost 100 in door patients with more than 50 Cath lab
procedures and almost equal number of surgical cases in a month. Objective: protocols and ‘nine parameter
model’ in the prevention of COVID 19, single centre experience.
Methods: Core team was established. Internal check points were identified and policies were framed to
minimise contact and prevent spread of infection. We followed ‘Nine parameter model’ of hand washing,
physical distancing, temperature measurement, saturation measurement, face mask, hand sanitization,
prophylaxis of HCQS, symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 and wearing Personal protective equipment’s. Results:
It was found that nine parameter model was practically feasible and highly effective in avoiding spread of
SARS-CoV-2. Conclusion: The ‘Nine parameter model’ adopted by our hospital is a simple and effective
method not only to prevent but also to early detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 infection. These simple
measures along with identifying internal check points were instrumental in preventing spread of SARSCOV-2 infection and at the same time allowing for smooth working of hospital.