OUR COVID RESPONSE

Patient Safety Policy & Protocol

 

Screening for known exposure: Patients have been notified that they must report 

  • Any fever over 100 degrees 

  • Any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough &\or  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  

  • Or at least two of these symptoms: Fever • Chills • Repeated shaking with chills • Muscle pain • Headache • Sore throat • New loss of taste or smell 

  • Any close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual in the last 14 days

 

Policies & Procedures for screening: In addition to above, health care providers will

  • Inquire about any travel outside the country in the last 14 days

  • Restrict scheduling procedures for 14 days after contact with a positive case

  • Require a negative COVID test result after symptoms before returning for care

 

Companion policy: Patients companions must wait outside to increase social distancing unless necessary for the patients well-being, pediatric guardians, behavioral, intellectual, developmental disabilities, mental health or physical disability assistance is required.

 

All patients, visitors & staff must wear face masks that cover both mouth & nose unless prevented from doing so by a medical condition

 

Upon entry, all persons should immediately utilize the hand sanitizing station

 

Scheduling appointments is mandatory to improve social distancing & reduce wait times

Infection Control Policy & Procedures

Social distancing: Abide by the policies outlined by the CDC 

Specific measures taken to increase Social Distancing: 

Waiting Room

  • Space chairs in waiting room

  • Convert the play room to a second waiting room w\ fresh air

  • Option to be contacted by phone when clinician is ready

  • 50% staff reduction in clinical treating areas

 

Scheduling: It is now mandatory to schedule to reduce high traffic times & waiting

 

Signage: CDC & DPH public health measures will be posted in multiple areas

 

Cleaning & Disinfecting: Mandatory sanitization procedures as follows

  • Establishment of a hand sanitizer station on the front desk

  • Hourly disinfectant spray of waiting room chairs & all office door handles

  • Disinfectant spray of keyboards & work spaces before & after shift change

  • Hospital grade disinfectant of tables & chairs in the treatment room in addition to all equipment used after every patient contact.

  • Removal of all tablecloths, use of towels or paper at patient head placement areas.

  • Washing of all pillowcases, towels after every patient use

  • Washing \ Hand sanitizer use by all employees before and after patient contact

  • End of day sanitization of all equipment including electrical stimulation, ultrasound machines, bottles of cleaner, lotion, gel, stools, computers etc.

Workforce \ Workplace Safety Policy & Protocol

 

PPE: Saugus Family Chiropractic & Physical Therapy has secured PPE & cleaning supplies from MeyerPT & a local manufacturer of masks with stock located at the front desk for patient & employee use.

Health care providers & all staff must wear facemasks in all areas that can be occupied by patients & in office spaces where social distancing <6’ is not possible

 

Treatment space restrictions: Only the designated treating provider for the designated chiropractic or physical therapy spaces is allowed to be present while patients are receiving services. 

 

Screening: All employees are required to report the following to the chiropractor or physical therapist prior to entering the facility

  • Any fever over 100 degrees 

  • Any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough &\or  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  

  • Or at least two of these symptoms: Fever • Chills • Repeated shaking with chills • Muscle pain • Headache • Sore throat • New loss of taste or smell 

  • Any close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual in the last 14 days

  • Any travel outside the country in the last 14 days

 

Employee safety policies: All employees are required to adopt the following measures

  • Temperature must be taken at home on a daily basis prior to coming to work

  • Travel abroad is restricted

  • Must use hand sanitizer or \ soap immediately upon entering the building but also after contact with a shared surface such as a door knob, keyboard

  • Contact with a patient or their belongs such as paperwork, ipads

  • Abide by the Infection Control Policy & Procedures

 

Social distancing: Each staff member has been provided their own office space

 

Notification: We will prominently educate & post all policies & procedures for employee safety, patient safety, infection control protocols in addition to the mandatory Massachusetts state safety standards for workplaces, CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of germs & Massachusetts Covid-19 Control Plan attestation poster.

In accordance with the Massachusetts Reopening plan we have posted our Attestation form below

THE CLINIC

INFORMATION:
194 Central Street

Saugus, MA, 01906

Email: reception@Fcsaugus.com

Tel:  781-231-3475

Fax: 781-233-0959

OPEN HOURS:

Monday:         8:30am-6pm

Tuesday:        8:30am-6pm

Wednesday:  8:30am-6pm

Thursday:      8:30am-2pm

Friday:           8:30am-6pm

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