As you are aware, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued warnings and precautions to health care providers worldwide regarding coronavirus.
The health and well-being of our patients and staff is very important to us. We are taking every precaution necessary to limit the exposure of any virus within our office, and we ask that you help us by participating in these precautions:
- UPON YOUR ARRIVAL TO OUR OFFICE, WE KINDLY ASK THAT YOU USE THE HAND SANITIZER WE HAVE PROVIDED.
- PLEASE DISINFECT YOUR HANDS PRIOR TO USING ANY PENS TO FILL OUT ANY DOCUMENTS WE MAY NEED FROM YOU.
- IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES, PLEASE TAKE A FREE PAIR FROM THE BOX AT FRONT DESK
- IF USING THE RESTROOM OR EXITING AND REENTERING OUR OFFICE, WE ASK THAT YOU USE THE HAND SANITIZER PROVIDED UPON REENTRY.
- PLEASE INFORM US IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A FEVER, COUGH, OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING.
- PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL BE LIMITING SOCIAL DISTANCE, INCLUDING HANDSHAKING, AS A MEANS OF DECREASING POSSIBLE TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).
- PLEASE INFORM US OF ANY RECENT TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE US TO AREAS CONSIDERED LEVEL 3 PRECAUTION BY THE CDC. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: ITALY, SOUTH KOREA, IRAN, AND CHINA (AS OF MARCH 5, 2020).
- ALSO, PLEASE INFORM US IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED WITHIN THE US. WE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THESE OFFICE POLICIES.
- Dr. Nicholas Grande and Staff
OFFICE CORONAVIRUS PROTECTION PROCEDURES
Purpose: Protect our patients, staff and community from coronavirus infection and transmission.
Provider Mitigation Procedures:
Staff: The doctor will wear protective nitrile exam gloves and disposable surgical masks when engaged in direct patient care activities.
Patient Mitigation Procedures:
Patients are asked to apply alcohol-based hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the office. Patients are encouraged to apply hand-sanitizer as often as needed while in the office.
Hard Surfaces. Subject to availability, all GFC hard surfaces will be disinfected with Cavicide 1. Cavicide 1 is a hospital grade hard surface-only disinfectant manufactured by Metrex Research. https://www.metrex.com/enus/products/surface-disinfectants/cavicide
Cavicide 1 is listed on the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of coronavirus-killing products that just came out. https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
All hard surfaces normally touched by patients and staff will be disinfected with Cavicide 1. Hard surfaces include our “cubby” shelf units, table surfaces, iPads, keyboards, laptops, door handles, and towel, toilet paper, soap and hand sanitizer dispensers.
The main coronavirus-killing ingredient in Cavicide 1 is a quaternary ammonium compound named disobutylphenoxyethoxyethyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride. The Cavacide 1 EPA Registration Number is 46781-12.
Soft Surfaces. Subject to availability, all GFC office soft surfaces will be disinfected with Microcide SQ. Microcide SQ is a hospital grade disinfectant manufactured by Global Biotechnologies Incorporated. https://globalbio.com/disinfectant/
Soft surfaces in our office include roller beds, chiropractic tables and exam tables. Microcide SQ is both a soft and hard surface hospital grade disinfectant. Soft surfaces in our office include roller beds, chiropractic tables and exam tables. Microcide SQ does not destroy the naugahyde fabric that covers all our treatment tables.
Microcide SQ’s main virus-killing ingredient is a quartenary ammonium compound named n-alkyl benzyl dimethyl ammonium chloride. The Microcide SQ EPA Registration Number is 63163-2.
Although Microcide SQ is not listed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of coronavirus-killing products, many products containing ammonium chloride, such as Cavicide, are listed as coronavirus killers on the EPA website.
We think that when applied correctly, there is a high probability that Microcide SQ will kill coronavirus because it contains ammonium chloride.
Over the next few days and weeks, an effort will be made to acquire a soft surface disinfectant listed on the updated EPA list of coronavirus disinfectants.
Online and local retail supplies of virus-killing products are low right now. Suitable effort will be made to purchase equivalent disinfectant and mitigation products if our suppliers of the products listed above run out of stock.