Friday, January 18, 2013
Lakeview takes proactive approach to prevent the flu within the community
Lakeview Health takes proactive approach to prevent flu cases
(Stillwater, MN) – The number of flu-like cases is reaching an ultimate high. With 60 deaths confirmed in Minnesota, Stillwater Medical Group employees are taking extra-precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the flu within the community.
According to Julie Johnson RN BSN, Clinical Educator for Stillwater Medical Group, “We currently have an adequate supply of flu vaccine. We will continue to monitor our supply and communicate as needed. Patients requesting vaccination will be offered an appointment in our injection room. They may also be seen at the Walmart Clinic on a walk in basis.”
The following protocols are in effect at Stillwater Medical Group:
- Evening and weekend urgent care waiting areas will have designated space for patients with flu-like symptoms and a separate designated area for patients with other medical issues.
- Toys have been removed from the lobbies and exam rooms.
- All patients and family members that are exhibiting flu-like symptoms are being asked to don a mask by reception staff.
- Exam rooms will be disinfected in between patients.
- Employees are asked to wash their hands, cover their cough, stay home if sick, and disinfect their personal workspace.
We are working with our Healthcare partners to monitor this situation and respond as needed so that we can offer the best care for our patients. For more information please visit; lakeviewhealth.org