We don’t recommend the patient to wear gloves
As the virus doesn’t spread with touch alone. It can spread if you touch a contaminated surface and then touch your face. This can happen even while wearing gloves. We do recommend washing your hands often with antibacterial soap and hot water. Handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. When using hand sanitizer, make sure to use enough so that you can cover the entire surface of your hands. Rub your hands together until they are completely dry (CDC Guidelines).
“When coming in for a procedure you can find comfort in knowing that we are extensively cleaning every piece of equipment that is inpatient care areas.
All of our staff are wearing proper personal protective equipment to ensure that we are protecting ourselves as well as our patients from coming into contact with the virus. Patient safety is and always will be our top priority. That includes ensuring that we are maintaining a clean and safe environment for our patients”.
“Every person should be wearing a mask or face covering while in any public place.
There are many options for masks. Anyone can use a bandanna, a scarf, or a homemade mask. It is important to make sure that your nose and mouth are both covered. If you are making your own mask, make sure that there are multiple layers of fabric. The mask should fit snugly on your face, but make sure you are able to breathe comfortably. Make sure to wash your mask in between uses”.
What made you feel most at ease about having a procedure in your doctor’s office?
“I felt so much more comfortable after the Mobile nurse explained everything. She made me feel safe and also made me realize it was safer in the office than having to go to a hospital.”
How do you feel everything went overall with your pre-procedure experience?
“I didn’t want to have my procedure done during the COVID pandemic but my doctor said it would be OK. I was told anesthesia would test me and the other patients for COVID first. They told me over the phone what would happen which helped. The nurse was wearing protective gear and it felt better the way everything was explained.”
I’m so thankful to be working for Mobile as they have always made patients and staff the priority.
“During this unusual time, they have gone the extra mile, in my opinion, to continue caring for patients and especially the staff. I’m proud and thankful to work for Mobile.”
Be Prepared For More Procedures
“7 of 10 that skipped receiving care expect to get care in the 3 months. We’re certainly there, and in many ways very safe and especially with low volumes in some places, we’re able to see people quickly. Come on in, please.”
Make Your Health A Priority
You should not put off visiting your doctor if you are:
Managing chronic conditions
In need of medically necessary procedures, imaging, and lab tests
Due for childhood immunizations
Dealing with extreme pain management
Due for time-sensitive colonoscopies or mammograms
Experiencing an emergency, like heart attacks, strokes, or intense stomach or abdominal pain
Be Cautious, Not Afraid
“As we’re doing more testing the number of patients impacted by COVID-19, in our experience, are about five percent. That means about 95 percent of patients who experience illness or symptoms have things other than COVID-19.”
Don’t Delay Seeking Care
“It’s really important that patients do not delay seeking care. We have seen an increase of severity of illness and chronic disease associated with patients not seeking timely care because of their fear of COVID-19 and we want to reassure patients that we have taken measures to ensure that the environment is safe.”
Patient Screening Is The Key To Safety
“Those measures include screening every patient that enters a D-H facility, regular temperature checks for every patient in a D-H building, redesigned waiting rooms, and staggered appointment times for optimal social distancing. In some cases, patients who are waiting for appointments or procedures may even be asked to wait in their cars.”
LEADER IN ANESTHESIA
We are the leader in safe, state-of-the-art anesthesia and recovery services for office based surgical procedures.
ALL PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
All of MA’s doctors are Board Certified/Eligible Anesthesiologists and supported by critical care trained recovery nurses.
COMFORT, PRIVACY AND CONVENIENCE
Your procedure is performed in your physician’s office while you receive quality of care equivalent to that in the hospital setting.
Office based surgery offers significant cost savings compared to the hospital.
AN INTRODUCTION FROM ONE OF OUR SENIOR NURSES
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE
POST OP INSTRUCTIONS & THE NEXT 24 HOURS