Guidelines for Re-Opening Operations at Rejuvenation Station, LLC
In coordination with State and local public health guidelines we reopened our medical spa operations in Step 2 of Phace 2 (June 29, 2020) on per appointment only basis. Our patients and our staff members safety is our first priority so we take all necessary pprecautions to keep everyone not only beautiful but also safe.
Please review our current operational guidelines:
- Patients are seeing by appointment only.
- Patients are not allowed to wait in the reception area/waiting room.
- Patients must arrive at the scheduled time, alone (i.e. without significant others, children or pets), and if they arrive early, they must wait in their car. A call will be placed once the previous patient vacates the office and the patient rooms are properly disinfected.
- Patents will be entering Blush Spa via back door (there will be a sign for Rejuvenation Station)
- Other non-office employees (visitors, researchers, delivery personnel etc.) will be prohibited from the office unless they are necessary for device operation, monitoring or troubleshooting; they will also be pre-screened in the same way as patients and staff are.
- A maximum of 3 persons may be present in a patient room at one time.
Personal Protection Equipment and Procedures
- Office staff should always wear facemasks. A mask can be worn for up to 4 hours at a time, unless visibly wet or dirty. If wet or dirty replace immediately. Masks are considered enough protection for healthy individuals. Staff as necessary will utilize face and eye shields.
- Treatment procedures performed on the facial areas, should be carried out with great care and consideration. Staff should utilize appropriate respiratory protection such as N95 masks and face shields. A smoke evacuator may be used during treatment.
- Before and after contact with the patient, all staff will wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizing alcohol (70%) gel. Dry hands with paper towels and discard in a bin with closed non-hand contact lid.
- All staff should wear gloves during every treatment session. Gloves should be removed immediately and discarded at end of the session, followed by hand washing as described above before touching any other surface.
Staff Screening and Availability
Staff should be routinely screened for symptoms of COVID -19 and if symptomatic, they should be sent home and recommended to seek medical call and consider quarantine measures.
Patient Screening and Procedures
- Written instructions will be delivered via email to all patients prior to each office visit that will outline the procedures so that patients can confidently and safely visit our office.
- Covid-19 symptom and exposure risk assessment phone screenings will be performed by office staff PRIOR to all patient visits.
- All patients will have their temperature taken and will be screened for potential symptoms or exposure of COVID-19 prior to entering the office.
- Patients must arrive at the agreed time, alone (i.e. without family, children or pets), and if early, they must wait outside or in the car.
- Patients must wear a mask to enter to office.
- Upon entering the office, patients will wash their hands or clean their hands with sanitizing alcohol gel (70-90%).
- Upon entering the office, the patient’s temperature will be obtained using thermometer. For temperatures above 37.5 C or 99.5 F, the patient’s appointment will be cancelled, and they will be asked to immediately leave the office. Patients will be advised to seek medical attention to exclude COVID-19. Patients will be asked to send test results to the office. Patients will be contacted by nursing staff via phone and cleared medically before returning to the office.
- All patients will be asked to sign a specific COVID-19 related consent prior to any treatment.
- All patients will be asked to complete a Symptom/Exposure questionnaire prior to any treatment.
CDC Disinfection Protocols
- CDC recommendations: Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other purposes. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection products used. Wash hands immediately after gloves are removed.
- If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- For disinfection, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products for (concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
- Additionally, diluted household bleach solutions (at least 1000ppm sodium hypochlorite) may be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application, ensuring a contact time of at least 1 minute, and allowing proper ventilation during and after application. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach is effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
- Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
- 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
- Gloves must be worn when handling bleach
Treatment Room and Office Disinfection
- At least twice a day, all touch areas (including keyboards/mice/phones, light switches) to be disinfected with a CDC approved disinfectant wipe or 70% alcohol.
- All treatment chairs, doorknobs, sinks etc. are disinfected as above after each patient.
- Clean or Dirty room signs will be placed on doors for clear communication for room status.
- All rooms, offices, waiting areas and reception desk should be professionally cleaned daily.
Document content adapted from the following materials:
ASPS Statement: Considerations for the Resumption of Elective Surgery and Visits, approved by the ASPS Executive Committee, April 21, 2020
Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Guidelines for Opening Up America Again
OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Recommendations Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I
Netherlands Position Paper and measures in the context of Covid-19 prevention: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Medicine, Ali Pirayesh, Berend van der Lei and NVPC/NVEPC Executive Committee.
Government Guidelines: https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/#criteria