After weeks of not being able to see as many patients (if any) as you’d like, what are the options for rebuilding that relationship and ensuring a smooth, safe transition back to normal operations? Here are a few tips.
Abide by Social Distancing Safety Protocols
In order to effectively deter any contagions from spreading within your facility, it’s important to be vigilant in meeting and exceeding safety standards both new and established. Use PPE when possible and limit unnecessary contact and proximity between patients, staff, and each other.
Use Remote Communication when Possible
You may also be able to diagnose and recommend treatment over the phone or video call for minor cases. When patients make an appointment, present this as an option and encourage them to get help in this way unless physical presence is mandatory. Even when meeting in person, make sure patients receive a call beforehand informing them of your safety procedures and ensuring they are asymptomatic.
Make Use of Appointment Reminders and Other Information Accessories
When going from no or reduced appointments to opening back up, every successful visit counts. That’s why it’s important to keep your patients’ appointments fresh in their memories to avoid no-shows. Patient Pleasers offers a wide selection of appointment reminders that are easily mailable to patients whenever they schedule a date. In addition, check out our other products, like pill organizers, bookmarks, or reflective road safety accessories that will all help bring you and your patients closer together, even when you’re far apart.