Dealing with germs and unnecessary illness is something most companies strive to avoid when possible. After all, whenever an employee gets sick, this creates more downtime that takes away from company productivity. Here are some of the most helpful ways you can encourage safety, and cut down on the spread of disease within a medical practice setting.
Have Temperature Checks for Employees and Patients
Having temperature checks for everyone who comes through the doors is one way you can avoid spreading fevers, although it is not a full-proof method. By making sure no one comes in with a high fever, you can mitigate potential problems. Encourage employees and patients alike to call early and let your office know if they aren’t feeling well to save them time from coming in.
Ensure Masks Are Mandatory
By requiring everyone who steps in the door to wear a mask, you can further reduce germs even if the person is asymptomatic. That is because wearing masks protects individuals from breathing in the other person’s air. It can even reduce their viral load, which means less of a chance of getting sick altogether. For those in a medical setting, medical grade masks can go a long way in helping reduce illness.
Be As Understanding As Possible
If you are truly concerned about spreading germs or dealing with illness, know that being understanding is important. People can develop fevers or other symptoms at the last-minute. Consider what is more important: taking someone at their word and avoiding the further spread of illness or assuming everyone is trying to avoid coming in.
If your goal is to protect your medical practice from unnecessary germs and illness, consider having temperature checks to weed out potential sickness and have a mandatory mask policy for all who enter. Finally, being understanding of both employees and patients can help you and those you serve.