myphysician360 CEO Angela Fusaro was recently featured in an article from AARP that demonstrated how hospitals are implementing extra precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The piece hopes to inform anyone who may have to visit an emergency room or hospital for any reason what they can expect to see, as well as assure them that hospitals are doing everything they can to keep them safe during their visit.
The article lists a number of ways that hospitals are continuing to protect patients during this time, with the list including:
- You will undergo a thorough screening, very likely before you even step inside
- You will be required to wear a mask (and so will everyone else)
- Visitors are not allowed
- You may never see a COVID patient
- Hospitals are finding solutions to PPE shortages
- You may be sent home to recuperate
When highlighting the ways that hospitals are working to solve PPE shortages, the article states that “…a growing number [of physicians] have purchased reusable respirators — hard plastic masks with cartridges that trap airborne particles — meant for industrial painting or manufacturing.”
“It looks like an astronaut helmet, but I know I’m breathing in uncontaminated air,” myphysician360 CEO Angela Fusaro, M.D., explains in the article.
Fusaro goes on to detail the further precautions that are being taken, “[Hospitals] have little PPE stations right outside of the door of all the COVID patients, so you can do everything right there.”
You can read the full story on AARP’s website.
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