How to Minimize the Impact of Flu Season in Your Doctor’s Office

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November 15, 2018 | Aptus Associates

With flu season in full swing, a doctor’s office can expect to have a dramatic increase in business. There are several things you can do to minimize the impact of the flu season on your staff and others who enter your office.

Place A Hand Sanitizer Dispenser in Restrooms and Other Convenient Locations

Hand sanitizer will dramatically reduce the number of germs that are spread throughout your office. People are constantly touching surfaces that are used by others so it’s important to control the number of germs on hands as well as public surfaces. Placing a hand sanitizer dispenser near doorways or in locations where food is kept will help eliminate germs before they can flourish and spread.

Encourage Your Staff to Stay Home if They Are Sick

One of the worst things an employee can do is come to work if they are sick. Everything they touch will pick up germs and every breath they take will release airborne germs that can affect others, even if they don’t touch anything. Allowing your employees to stay home will give them the time they need to rest and regain their strength.

Have the Office Professionally Cleaned At Least Once A Week

Keeping your office clean is also a must. Hire a professional cleaning service to give your office a good, deep clean at least once a week. This includes disinfecting and sanitizing all of the services to make sure germs are not allowed to grow in commonly used places. This will also improve the air quality of your office, making it smell fresh and clean.

When patients come to a doctor’s office, they don’t need to worry about catching a cold or the flu from the staff or vice versa. You can prevent the spread of germs by making sure employees wash their hands often. Provide them with hand sanitizer that can be used throughout the day. Take care of your employees and they will be able to take care of your office without worrying about being sick.