Tips for Your Office Sanitation Post-COVID-19
Now that a number of medical practices are reopening, we have created a short video to highlight tips for your office sanitation post-COVID-19. In our video, our Marketing Assistant Denise Lee shares helpful tips and simple, yet effective, preventative measures you can take, such as increased hand washing, maintaining 6 feet of distance when possible, and avoiding touching your face while in the office to prevent the spread of the virus. The main goal of sharing these procedures is to keep you, your staff, and patients as healthy and safe as possible, and also minimize the transmission of the coronavirus.
In sharing helpful guidelines for your medical office sanitation post-COVID-19, we wanted to elaborate more on the following:
Social Distancing Policy
Within your medical practice, social distancing is an effective method to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Social distancing protocols seek to modify the frequency and type of face-to-face interactions within the practice. Social distancing methods that should be utilized within your practice include:
In order to prevent the spread of the disease, efforts must be taken to curb physical contact in any interaction whether it be between staff or patients and staff. The following policies regarding physical contact should be instituted immediately:
- No handshakes
- Employees must maintain 3 feet of separation at all times between themselves and other employees and patients, unless immediately necessary for treatment.
- Employee breaks should be staggered. No more than 2 employees should take their break at the same time. During breaks, all employees should adhere to the 3-foot perimeter etiquette.
In order to limit fact-to-face interaction, consider initially relegating all non-essential office functions off-site. Team meetings can take place via teleconference.
Personal Hygiene Policy
Employees are always expected to adhere to strict standards of personal hygiene. Due to the current global health concern, staff members are expected to take extra precautions. These precautions include but are not limited to:
- Increased hand washing – the frequency of handwashing should be increased to after all interactions between staff and patients.
- Sanitization of workstation – Each employee is responsible for keeping their workstation sanitary.
- Signs of Illness – If any employee shows ANY signs of illness, they are asked to leave the premises immediately. Please refer to the existing sick-time policy.
We hope you found these tips helpful and if you need expert assistance successfully reopening you practice post-COVID-19, reach out to us! Our team of practice management consulting experts are excited to assist you and be your backbone for success during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new stimulus package offers you 5 hours of our award-winning, expert consulting assistance, FREE access to our COVID-19 Emergency Tool Kit and FREE enrollment into our 0% Patient Financing Program (to help patients finance their dream procedures once your practice reopens). 5 hours of consulting are to be used by June 15, 2020. LEARN MORE and get started now!
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