2009 Fall Flu Season Is Approaching! what to do…

With our summer soon ending, our flu season is soon approaching. According to the CDC, this year’s flu season is looking to be a double hitter. On top of our seasonal influenza virus (common flu), the H1N1 or more commonly known as the Swine Flu, is still hanging around as well. Health officials are starting to take a pro active approach to help get a jump start on combating the amount of individuals catching any flu virus this year. American’s who usually get a flu shot each year should expect to receive three flu shots this year.

Now, the best vaccine for your practice is to use the proper methods and procedures to disinfect your office daily. Those of you who work in close corners with your co-workers and who see patients all day long, taking these steps will help lower your chances of spreading a virus and contracting one.

Disinfecting – Steps to Follow:

Make sure you are using a disinfectant that kills all viruses, including H1N1 (Influenza A strain) Note: Most house hold disinfectant cleaners won’t kills all viruses and bacteria, in fact some cleaners can actually be breeding grounds

  • Wipe and disinfect the front entrance door handles.
  • Wipe and disinfect all door handles in your practice.
  • Wipe and disinfect all phones.
  • Wipe and disinfect all cabinet handles throughout the building.
  • Wipe and disinfect all levers and turn-able devices in the building.
  • Wipe and disinfect all keypads.
  • Wipe and disinfect all light switches.
  • Wipe and disinfect all public press-able buttons.
  • Wipe and disinfect all computer mouse devices.
  • Wipe and disinfect all desks and workstation tables, especially your reception desk.

Make sure you are consistently washing your hands. Reception area should have plenty of hand sanitizer available and within reach.

If you have further questions or would like more information please contact MediClean.