We are ready to return to work, next Tuesday, May 5, if all the protective material we have requested has just arrived, to guarantee the maximum possible safety for our patients and for us physical therapists. For now, the government recommendations advocate a limitation of physical therapy clinical activity exclusively to the treatment of emergencies, although we do not have official specific protocols, but we have been sent recommendations from the college of physiotherapists to take into account for the return to asistencial activity.
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE CURRENT SITUATION, WE HAVE DRAWN UP A NEW PROTOCOL FOR ACTION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR ACTIVITY DURING THE SANITARY CRISIS OF COVID- 19
Patients will contact the center by telephone or email in this first telephone contact, the possibility of doing the face-to-face session or recommendations will be sent via mail or telematically.
If it is decided to be in person, a document will be sent by email to the patient to present the relevant authorities, if applicable.
An initial telephone evaluation, as a prevention, to establish the symptoms presented by the patient could be compatible with that presented by the Covid-19. Please inform us if you are aware of having been in contact with a positive SARS-Cov-2 person in the last 14 days.
PATIENT PROTOCOL BEFORE ENTERING THE CENTER:
– The patient must come alone, unless it is a minor or person in need of help, in which case a single companion will be accepted.
– Avoid wearing rings, bracelets, earrings, chains … wear your hair up, do not wear makeup.
– People who come to the center must wear a mask, preferably surgical, children under 2 years old do not need to wear it.
– They will be given disposable leggings before entering the center and that they will have to carry all the time they are in the consultation.
– They will be encouraged to clean their hands when entering the center and disinfect them. If it is convenient, they will be given gloves.
– Maximum punctuality is requested, (not long before) there will be a margin of 15 minutes from the end of a session and the arrival of the next patient so that they do not coincide in the waiting room, and that they give us time to clean all the material used . If for any reason they coincide with another patient, they will have to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters.
– If the physio considers it important, the body temperature will be taken with an infrared thermometer and the oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter.
ONCE THE PATIENT HAS ENTERED THE CENTER:
– The patient and the companion will wear their surgical mask.
– The physiotherapist will wear an FFP2 mask, glasses, work pajamas and, if he deems it appropriate, the use of gloves.
– At the entrance of the center the patient will disinfect his hands with hydroalcoholic gel.
– If you come with a pram it will be left at the entrance.
– Coats and bags and packages they carry will be left in the waiting room.
– An informed consent for treatments in the Covidien-19 health crisis will be signed.
– If cough appears during the session, if possible, we will ask the patient to notify the physical therapist so that he can move away.
– If you have to do treatments on the face, mouth, ears, eyes, the physiotherapist will put on gloves.
– Before leaving, the patient will again wash their hands and / or disinfect with hydroalcoholic gel.
– It will be convenient to pay the price of the session with a card and not with cash.
BETWEEN VISIT AND VISIT, THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST:
– Disinfect the material and furniture used.
– Ventilate the treatment room a minimum of 10 minutes.
– By having two treatment rooms, the two rooms will be alternated as far as possible.
AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST:
– It will disinfect the most used surfaces in the entire center.
– Spray the floor and furniture throughout the center with water and bleach or virucidal product, ventilate all the rooms, including the waiting room.
– The central air will be treated with an ozone cannon.
-In the center there will be documents reminder of protection measures against coviden-19
-They have been removed: some chairs in the waiting room, decorative elements, magazines, books, brochures …
These will be the questions that we will ask them when they call us by PHONE:
Have you had recent contact with a suspected or confirmed covid-19 person?
Have you had a cough, nasal congestion, or any respiratory signs in the past 14 days?
Have you had or are you having diarrhea or digestive discomfort in the last 14 days?
Have you noticed anosmia (loss of smell), hypogeusia (loss of taste) in the last 14 days?
Do you have or have you had general malaise, myalgia, headache in the last 14 days?
Do you have a fever or have you had it in the last 14 days
Do you belong to the group of vulnerable people that the Ministry of Health has established? The main ones would be: those over 60 years old, people diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung diseases, cancer, immunodeficiencies and pregnancy by the precautionary principle.