By Lee Champion, MSN, FCN, RN, Clinic Director/Risk and Compliance Officer at Health Partnership Clinic
The COVID-19 pandemic and increases in flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV cases continue to remind us of the importance of patient safety in everything we do at Health Partnership Clinic. During March 12-18, we celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week. Although patient safety is an integral part of our processes and protocols, March is dedicated to building awareness among our staff and patients. Bottom line, safety is everyone’s responsibility.
To learn more, watch our newest video:
Improving Patient Safety Begins With You
Here are a few steps to ensure your safety when visiting the clinic:
- Most importantly, wash your hands on a regular basis (before eating, after eating, after using the restroom, etc.) and sneeze in your arms not in your hands.
- Everyone working at or visiting our clinics must wear masks while on campus. Masks work to decrease the droplets that can carry COVID-19 and other germs.
- Chairs are spaced apart in our lobby areas to provide less contact between patients and visitors.
- We offer telemedicine visits if you would prefer to stay at home for your visit. If you are sick with COVID-19, a telemedicine visit allows you to discuss your care with a provider.
- Dividers have been installed in our Olathe Pediatric lobby to separate patients who are sick from patients who have appointments for physicals and preventative care.
- We are participating in the Federal program to distribute COVID-19 Home Testing Kits. You can pick up kits at our clinic locations by asking the front desk. Limit two per household member.
- We also continue to offer COVID vaccines on the second Friday of the month in Olathe. To schedule, call 913-648-2266.
- Keep an eye on your children at all times. Running and playing are not permitted in the clinic.
For updates on how we are addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit us at https://hpcks.org/coronavirus.