Open for Patient Health and Safety

By March 13, 2020 Uncategorized

According to the Guilford County Health Department, there are currently no identified cases of the novel corona virus in this county. However, cases have been identified in other parts of North Carolina and are expected to spread throughout the state over the coming weeks and months. Dr. Montgomery and the staff of Triad Clinical Trials (TCT) are aware of the potential impact of this virus and the importance of following public health recommendations such as social distancing, restricting gathering in large groups and spending time in crowded public buildings.

 

As the situation evolves, the TCT team is committed to remaining operational and continuing to see our study patients as scheduled while protecting staff and patient safety and the health of our community. As we are a low volume clinic with short patient wait times and limited gathering in common areas, at this point we can safely remain open.

 

In addition, in order to minimize any potential risk to staff or patients, TCT is taking the following steps.

  • Asking patients in visit reminder calls if they have any possible symptoms of illness or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, and if yes rescheduling their visit.
  • Posting signs in our waiting room reminding everyone to wash their hands, and for anyone with fever/chills, cough or sore throat to notify staff immediately.
  • Promoting even more regular hand washing and hand sanitizing for staff and patients both before and after visits, and regularly throughout the day.
  • Patient exam and assessment rooms are always cleaned and sterilized prior to every visit and staff are taking extra precautions to regularly clean public areas several times a day.
  • Upon arrival patients can be immediately escorted into a private exam area or relax in a rocking chair outside on our porch until the scheduled visit begins.
  • At the patient’s request, a medical face mask and procedure gloves can be provided.

 

If you have a visit scheduled and are experiencing flu like symptoms with 24 hours, please contact us at (336) 235-0991. Current study participants should also contact us if they have been in contact with a known virus carrier or have been subject to corona virus related quarantine.

 

The safety of our patients and staff is always our number one concern and it is our desire to stay ahead of the curve on this evolving crisis. We will continue to monitor the situation and any changes or updates will be immediately sent out via phone, email and social media.

 

Please see the following links for the most current, reliable information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina

https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/human-services/health-department/coronavirus-covid-19-info

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