DISCUSSION CALL: Re-Assessing the Return to Face to Face Visits During COVID-19: What Have We Learned? – PART II
In July, the IPRC hosted a networking call on re-opening post lockdown in many areas. Providers joined to discuss practices, policies, and challenges they experienced with providing face to face services.
The group requested that we re-convene to again discuss and share ideas.
The IPRC invites all pediatric rehabilitation providers to join us as the group again discusses ideas, practices, and policies related to face to face visits throughout an episode of care during the pandemic. Providers from all settings are encouraged to attend.
Please come prepared to share.
Policies, Guidelines, Questions, and Resources are welcomed.
Topics to Guide Discussion:
- What trends have you noted since returning to face to face visits? Since our last discussion call (July)?
- How have your practices and policies adapted in response to local infection rates?
- What challenges have you experienced with return to school in your area?
- What procedures do you implement if there is an exposure on your campus?
- What populations are you seeing in person vs. virtual? Percentage of total volumes? How have you determined this?
- What safeguards do you have in place in order to resume aquatic therapy? Group therapies? Feeding therapies?
- Have any problems/issues surfaced that you did not expect? How were you able to creatively problem solve?
- How are you adjusting for lower volumes/revenues with the restrictions?
- Have you implemented any “out of the box” policies or practices in order to maintain a safe environment?
- Social Distancing
- Cleaning Procedures
- Equipment/Toy Use
- Room use
- Facility Traffic
- PPE / mask use
- How have you altered your physical clinic or office space to maintain safety?
- What specific protocols or process changes have you implemented for higher risk procedures or therapies?
- What issues remain that we can collectively problem solve?
For Call information, Contact IPRC Director.