As you may have noticed in the news, flu season is taking its toll on communities across the country.
With issues like Ebola facing physicians recently, and with flu season here for the time being, it is key to ensure that practices guard themselves from gaining more illnessness and spreading flu germs.
We all know that germs are difficult to contain, this is is not something new.
But, with new technology comes new advances. Because germs are hard to control, practices are now trying out telemedicine to help contain the spread of illnesses like the flu. Telemedicine can help control the spread of the flu because patients can been seen virtually and not face-to-face. By seeing patients via telemedicine, fewer germs are coming into practices.
But, telemedicine is only being used in a limited number of practices. There are other ways to help block the spread of flu germs.
Here are some tips to prevent the spread of germs:
- Incorporate hand-sanitizer gel in busy areas of practices and enforce hand washing and good hygiene
- Offer face masks in practices; offer masks to both patients and workers
- Ensure countertops and surfaces are constantly sanitized
- Separate sick patients from well patients to the best ability