Mitigation Procedures in our Facility for the Novel COVID-19
WE ARE CONTINUING TO BE OPEN TO SERVE OUR PATIENTS BOTH OLD AND NEW PATIENTS
Sports and Orthopaedic Therapy Services is concerned for our employees and our patients health. In this unprecedented time of global pandemic know that our organization has a well-developed plan to mitigate our and your possibility of infection in our facility. We have put in place cleaning procedures recommended by both the CDC and our professional organization the APTA. These procedures are being performed on a daily basis and always after patient interaction by the clinical staff.
- Upon entering the clinic all patients and staff will self-sanitize using an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
- All patients and staff will have their temperatures taken using either an Infrared Thermal Device or by mouth (sanitized between patients).
- All tables, flat surfaces, and objects which are contacted frequently by hand are sanitized using an EPA determined effective anti-viral and anti-bacterial agent after each patient interaction as well at the end of the treatment day.
- Staff will either use a dedicated computer for all office activities or will wipe down the device prior to changing usage from one to the other. This procedure will be used for all phone surfaces as well. All staff should use a dedicated pen or pencil.
- All patients will attempt to maintain social distancing of at least 3 feet while in the clinic.
- We want all patients who are in the high risk group as determined by the CDC to seriously consider self-quarantine, these groups include – See attached.
- All patients who feel ill or have a sick family member at home and want to cancel their appointments even after the 24 hour window will not be charged the cancellation fee.
- Patients who have traveled to and returned from restricted countries as determined by the Federal Travel Ban beginning on February 15, 2020 through March 16, 2020 should not be seen in our clinic until they are certain they are not infected.
- All patients and staff will properly control coughs and sneezes and practice good hygiene including: Stop Handshaking, Limit food sharing. Cough or sneeze into your elbow of non-dominant hand and use elbow of dominant hand for elbow bumping. See Adjacent information.
- In the event of a forced closure by the Federal Government or State Government all patients will be informed before their appointments occur, and being informed when treatment can restart. This is why it is imperative that we have all of our patients email addresses, or ability to contact through a TEXT, or good home phone number.
- We are presently working on the possibility of performing some procedures that will help in our patient’s continuation of treatment through Tele-Health methods.