As medical facilities learn to operate in the “new normal” and other healthcare-related businesses prepare to re-open, they all face the unique challenge of providing a safe and healthy environment for customers and employees. CDC guidelines recommend “screening patients and visitors for symptoms of acute respiratory illness, including high temperature” before entering the facility. This means that medical and healthcare facilities need to implement measures that will reliably and effectively identify persons that may be sick and prevent them from entering the facility.

New Challenges for Medical and Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities, particularly those that treat high-risk individuals with respiratory and immunodeficiency issues like hospitals and nursing homes, face unique challenges to protect their patients and residents from coronavirus exposure.

These facilities with high-risk patients include:

  • Surgical centers
  • Birthing centers
  • Blood banks
  • Medical offices
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Radiology centers
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation centers
  • Mental health/addiction treatment facilities

These facilities must ensure they have effective and accurate procedures and processes in place to protect staff, patients, and their loved ones.

For more information download the Mitigating Covid-19 Challenges White Paper.