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MSPT COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

Updated: 7/15/2020

Movement Systems Physical Therapy considers your Safety and Health our number one priority. We understand how deeply COVID-19 pandemic has affected our communities and want you to know all we are doing to protect you and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We can assure you that we are monitoring and updating our safety guidelines as new information is obtained.

 

COVID-19 MSPT Prevention Bundle

NOTE: THIS IS A BUNDLE OF PREVENTION. EACH ITEM INDEPENDENT IS NOT EFFECTIVE, BUT AS PART OF A BUNDLE IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AT MITIGATING VIRUS TRANSMISSION

  • Stay Home if Sick
    • You will be asked the following screening questions:
      • Since your last visit:
        • Have you been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
        • Have you been told by a public health official that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
      • Since your last visit, have you experienced any of the following symptoms:
        • Cough
        • Shortness of breath
        • Or at least TWO of the following
          • Fever
          • Chills
          • Repeated shaking with chills
          • Muscle pain
          • Headache
          • Sore throat
          • Congestion or runny nose
          • Nausea or vomiting
          • Diarrhea
          • New loss of smell or taste

 

  • Your temperature will be taken prior to each appointment and recorded in your EMR. A forehead temperature of 98.4-99.3 degrees F is considered a fever.
  • If you answer YES to the above screening questions, or have a fever, you will be asked to return home and use this link [CDC Self-Checker] as a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.
  • Visitors are limited to ONE per patient and to only those essential for the patient’s well-being and care. All other visitors are asked to wait outside or in their car to limit the number of people in our facility.
  • If Visitors are to remain for the essential well-being of the patient, they will be screened for symptoms and temperatures taken and recorded in a Visitor notebook.
  • All visitors must wear a face mask in accordance with WA state requirement.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • In accordance with WA State requirement, face coverings are now required statewide in all public spaces.
    • If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with a sanitized cloth mask.
  • Physical Distancing
    • Plexiglass protectors are installed in front of FOC for the protection of both FOC and patients.
    • Stickers are placed on the floor in front of reception to note 6’ distancing from someone standing at the reception desk.
    • Chairs will be kept 6’ apart in reception:
      • Mercer Island – Patients will be asked to wait outside with 6’ distancing if they see 2 patients in the reception area.
      • South Lake Union- Patients will be asked to wait in the lobby of AGC if more than 4 patients are in the reception area.
    • Hand Hygiene
      • We ask that you wash your hands with soap and water before and after your appointment.
    • Environment
      • We ask you avoid touching surfaces in the reception area.
      • We have single use pens.
      • Credit card readers are taken away at this time. We will key in your credit card number.
      • Restrooms are open for patients and visitors. Masks are required in restrooms.
      • We have our HVAC system set for maximum outdoor air circulation with MERV-13 filters.
    • Education and Communication
      • We will continue to monitor information about COVID-19 and adapt our health and safety practices to reflect updates from WHO, CDC, DOSH, The Governor’s office, and our state and national professional associations.
      • These standards will be communicated to you on an as needed basis.

 

We look forward to continuing to provide physical therapy services to keep you and your Movement System in optimal health as we navigate this trying time.

Everything we do has one goal in mind: ensuring the health and safety of our patients, clients, and team members.

Do not hesitate to call if you have any questions about your care at Movement Systems Physical Therapy.

President/CEO

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

We got this Washington!