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OCCUPATIONAL ENGLISH TEST
WRITING SUB-TEST: Nursing
TIME ALLOWED: READING TIME: 5 MINUTES
WRITING TIME: 40 MINUTES
Read the case notes below and complete the writing task which follows.
You are Namrata Iyer, a registered nurse working at Henry II School, Vancouver, United Kingdom. Although the school is closed now, there has been report of Covid19 positive cases among 13 students who had attended an orientation program prior to the closing of the school, 20 days ago. Write a letter to be sent to the parents / guardians of all the students of the school.
- Limit contact (within about 6 feet)
- Monitor respiratory droplets, talking, coughs or sneezes.
- The caregiver not be at high risk
- Separate bedroom, bathroom (sick room)
- Shared space – should have good air flow.
- Open windows, fan on (if possible, air circulation, removes respiratory droplets from the air)
- Avoid visitors (higher risk groups)
- Eat separate rooms / areas, wash dishes, utensils (gloves and hot water)
- Take off gloves > clean hands.
- Avoid sharing personal items (dishes, cups/glasses, silverware, towels, bedding, or electronics (like a cell phone))
When to wear a cloth face cover or gloves?
- When around other people at home and out (helps prevent a person who is sick from spreading the virus to others; keeps respiratory droplets contained and from reaching other people)
- Cloth face coverings not be placed on children under age 2, has trouble breathing, or not able to remove the covering without help.
- Wear gloves (to touch sick person’s blood, stool, or body fluids, such as saliva, mucus, vomit, and urine)
- Disposal: into lined trash, wash hands right away.
- Ask sick person to put on a cloth face covering before entering.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Tell everyone in the home to do the same, especially after being near the person who is sick.
- Stay home and monitor their own health for COVID-19 symptoms while caring for the person who is sick.
- Important! They should also continue to stay home after care is complete.
- Caregivers can leave their home 14 days after their last close contact with the person who is sick (based on the time it takes to develop illness), or 14 days after the person who is sick meets the criteria to end home isolation.
- Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath but other symptoms may be present as well. Trouble breathing is a more serious warning sign that you need medical attention.
Removing upper garments
When someone comes home after being out, be careful with removing upper garments:
- No problem with buttoned garments (shirt)
- Make sure the face mask is still on while removing upper garments
- (Ten times more chances for viruses to be present on upper garments that come in close contact with mouth and nose while removing)
- Hold breath while removing upper garments
- Make sure kids wear buttoned-upper garments
- (If soap and water are not readily available), use hand sanitizer (contains at least 60% alcohol).
- Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Clean and disinfect “high-touch” surfaces and items every day
- (tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics)
Sharing a bathroom
- Sick person clean → disinfect after each use.
- (Not possible?) → Wear cloth face covering and wait (as long as possible) after the sick person has used the bathroom before coming in to clean and use the bathroom.
- Wash and dry laundry
- Do not shake dirty laundry.
- Wear disposable gloves while handling dirty laundry.
- Wash items according to the label instructions.
- Use the warmest water setting you can.
- Remove gloves, and wash hands right away.
- Dry laundry, on hot if possible, completely.
- Wash hands after putting clothes in the dryer.
- Clean and disinfect clothes hampers. Wash hands afterwards.
- Place used disposable gloves and other contaminated items in a lined trash can.
- Use gloves when removing garbage bags, and handling and disposing of trash. Wash hands afterwards.
- Place all used disposable gloves, facemasks, and other contaminated items in a lined trash can.
- If you are having trouble breathing, call 911
- Call your doctor or emergency room and tell them your symptoms before going in. They will tell you what to do.
- Do not visit the school till so instructed
- Members of the affected students self isolate (as many days as possible)
Write a letter explaining the instructions in simple and clear words. Preserve the flow of writing, include all relevant information but exclude irrelevant and “understandable” information.
In your answer:
- Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences
- Do not use note form
- Use letter format
- The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.
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