Everyone from your patients to your staff are vulnerable to infection in the office. Since your employees also treat many patients at a time, germs can be transmitted very easily if the proper precautions are not taken. However, the same goes for your patients at home. This is why correct procedures should be followed by staff, yourself, and most importantly, your patients. Here are some tips you can give them so they may maintain good hygiene after their checkup:
- Implement germ prevention in the office so patients understand how important it is to their health.
- Wash hands regularly. This is especially true for after going to the bathroom, handling food, or sneezing and coughing.
- Clean surfaces with antibacterial wipes, especially if you are sick.
- If someone is sick in the family, try to stay away from them so you don’t get sick.
- Make sure the office and home has the proper ventilation systems.
- Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for personal, social, and for health reasons.
- Poor personal hygiene can heighten bad body odor, spread germs quickly, or even cause infection on the body.
- Show younger patients what good hygiene consists of. Wash your hands or brush your teeth with them so they can start to get into a routine.