It's time. let's do this...safely!
ACES in preparation for the New Normal
In the last two and a half months we have all experienced the effects the COVID19 virus that have impinged on our freedom, safety and emotions. Most occupations are affected in various ways but the Medical Profession probably remains the most exposed to the hazards of getting infected. Thankfully Medical experts all over the world have refined guidelines to adapt in order to make the Eye Center patient encounter as minimal a risk as possible.
At ACES we wish to provide an environment that is safe for the patient and of course our staff and doctors. So we have collated guidelines from DOH, DOLE, DTI, The IATF and our Hospital’s (Perpetual Succour Hospital).
A team was created to adapt these to our center. In addition, a Safety Protocol Officer was appointed to oversee employees’ health monitoring and data collection. Prior to opening, our physical premises were sanitized. Foot mats, Disinfectants, scheduled UV sanitizing schedules were set in place. A rule was set that EYE MDs coming from the same household must have the same work schedule. And that teams working on different half days must not meet - to ensure no cross contamination of the working EYE MDs.
Frequent washing of hands by our professionals and personnel, regular wiping down of our equipment, limitation of patients per hour will complement the ACES personal touch.
For patient appointments, verbal triaging is to be done ideally when he or she calls for an appointment to screen for any COVID 19 risk factor.
Until we find the vaccine, The ACES Team is here to make our visit as safe and as satisfactory as ever…
Taken at the first clinic hour of the first day after the ECQ. June 1, 2020.
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