Protecting Your Staff and Patients

The proper use of PPE (personal protective equipment) in medical offices and healthcare settings is extremely important with the outbreak of COVID-19. Staff health and safety, safe workplace practices, and patient safety will be vital for stopping the spread of germs, breaking the chain of infection, and protecting everyone from COVID-19. At Mobility on Mainway, we obtain our PPE from a trusted supplier: Longevity Wellness and PPE located in Burlington, Ontario. They have free shipping for orders over $99 and same-day pickup service.

Phone: 905-332-2121 or Email: contact@longevitywellnessandppe.com

At Mobility on Mainway we are providing you with the following tips on how to:

  1. Protect your Patients
  2. Protect Yourself while Protecting your Patients
  3. Encourage Staff to Check for COVID-19 Symptoms Daily.

How to Protect Your Patients

At Mobility on Mainway, this is how we recommend wearing and removing PPE to protect your patients:

  • Wash your hands before putting on a disposable face mask. Individually Wrapped Disposable Face Masks are the best way to stop the spread of germs and prevent the contamination of an entire box of masks.
  • Wash your hands after putting on a disposable face mask and before seeing a new patient
  • Ensure staff wear a new disposable face mask with every new patient
  • Staff should not touch the face mask
  • Staff should wash hands after throwing out their face mask
  • Be sure to wear disposable gloves if you are going to touch your patient
  • Wash your hands before reaching into a box of gloves, or use individually wrapped gloves

Encouraging patients to stay home if they are not feeling well will help to stop the spread of germs and COVID-19. A flexible cancellation policy along with an efficient rebooking procedure should foster an environment where patients will take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and your staff.

Protect yourself while protecting your patients by:

  • Encouraging staff to stay home if they are sick
  • Taking your staff’s temperature with a Digital Infrared Thermometer upon entering the clinic
  • If someone has travelled outside of the country they should quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to work and show no symptoms of COVID-19
  • Disinfecting your exam rooms after every patient

Encourage Staff to check for COVID-19 Symptoms daily

There is a wide range of symptoms reported for COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 could appear 2-14 days after being infected with the virus. Providing your staff with a check-list to confirm that they do not have the following symptoms on a daily basis is a best practice:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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