The Covid-19 virus will change the way we interact with our patients. This page will keep you updated to our procedures and processes as Covid-19 progresses. Below you will find what you need to know about M-Power's plan for your next office visit and how M-Power will protect everyone from patients to staff members.
March 20, 2020
A message from Amy Mehary, Managing Partner of M-Power Prosthetics and Orthotics.
With new rules and restrictions in place for persons of Dallas, Texas as to COVID-19, and to protect our clients and staff at our facility we will reduce our staff to 1 administrator, at the most 2 clinicians, and 1 person in the lab. As apparent in past posts to this COVID-19 page, this is a rapidly changing situation.
Your next office visit what to expect:
Our staff will continue to disinfect every hard touch service, such as door handles, countertops, chairs, exam tables, and restrooms at the start of the day and after every client visit. We will stagger the appointments so that each patient will not have to wait in the lobby and we ask that clients not bring anyone other than 1 person to assist them if needed for the appointment. If you are feeling ill, have a temperature or a cough. STAY AT HOME this applies to our employees as well.
Below you can read our previous posts to this COVID-19 page.
Introducing E visit with M-POWER:
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, M-Power will offer a way for you to visit your clinician face to face via the internet. This type of appointment can be created by first sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org include your name and contact phone number. We will then contact you to set up an internet visit.
If you have any questions please call at 214 265 5060 and stay updated on this COVID-19 webpage.
March 16, 2020
This is an update to M-Power Prosthetics & Orthotics' COVID-19 procedures:
How will Covid affect your visit to M-Power
For our patients:
Effective Immediately, we are requesting that patients ONLY bring someone to our office if it is a necessary CAREGIVER. We are trying to minimize exposure within our office and will not host non-essential persons at this time.
Once you arrive at our office, we will minimize your wait-time in our reception area and escort you directly to a patient room. These rooms will be properly sanitized/disinfected after each patient.
Our clinic staff will be reviewing schedules daily and calling patients in-advance of the next scheduled appointments, to confirm you have no risk factors. Should you have any concerns, please discuss this with them at the time of confirmation call.
We also ask that you practice good hygiene, including:
If you are coughing, sneezing or have a fever- please stay home- call to reschedule your visit. (We are asking the same of our staff members.)
Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Avoid sharing food and beverages when symptoms are present
Clean & disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Rapidly changing events surrounding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) may necessitate that M-Power close temporarily to prevent the spread of the disease. In the event of a temporary closure, we will notify patients immediately with detailed information. In the meantime, M-Power is open and will continue to maintain and increase the frequency and extent of our cleaning regimens including, but not limited to:
Staff and Patients wash hands throughout the day, including before and after patient care episodes
Staff disinfects tables, bathrooms, door knobs, and other high-use areas throughout the day
Surfaces are disinfected nightly
March 13, 2020
In an email to staff members managing partner of M-Power Prosthetics and Orthotics Amy Mehary today stressed that they should Plan instead of Panic as to the COVID-19 Virus. Below is her instructions to the M-Power Staff:
M-Power will continue to monitor CDC and local health organization's recommendations.
DO NOT COME TO WORK IF YOU ARE SICK. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, or any flu-like symptoms, seek medical care.
In the workplace the M-Power Staff will:
-be diligent about wearing single-use Personal Protection Equipment when appropriate.
-Wipe down /disinfect surfaces in patient rooms after every patient care encounter
-Wash your hands (hourly at minimum).
The Admin Staff is to advise our clients to not come in if they are sick and have any symptoms listed above.
The M-Power staff will start the day cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms, door handles, high touch hard surfaces and the M-Power team will continue to clean throughout the day as needed.
This is a dynamic situation, please feel free to bring any concerns, suggestions or ideas to the table. We want to manage this safely and offer peace of mind to you and your families.