Patient Safety information to help you schedule your imaging exam.

At Vantage Radiology & Diagnostic Services, patient safety is our #1 priority. In response to the growing concern over Coronavirus, we want to assure you that we are taking extra precautions to safeguard against the spread of this disease. We are working in close coordination with our health system partners to ensure we have a consistent path of care for patient care during this time. Please see below for links to our health system partner sites.

We ask that you alert us immediately if you have been screened or are undergoing evaluation for COVID-19 exposure so we can effectively triage your care.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact the imaging center where you are scheduled for your appointment so we can assist you with rescheduling for a later date.

– Fever

– Shortness of Breath

– Cough

We adhere to the standard transmission-based precautions for infection control by practicing the following:

-Use of personal protective equipment such as gowns, goggles or gloves, whenever there is an expectation of possible exposure to infectious material

-Perform hand hygiene

-Follow respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette

-Properly handle, properly clean and disinfect patient care instruments and devices

-Handle textiles and laundry carefully

-Follow safe injection practices

-Ensure healthcare worker safety including proper handling of needles and other sharp objects

-Ensure appropriate patient placement

-Limit transport and movement of patients

-Prioritize cleaning and disinfection of the room and equipment.

-Practice social distancing to keep six feet separation between guests

 

Things you can do to assist us in preventing the spread of Coronavirus and other transmittable diseases:

-If you are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or fever symptoms, please call and reschedule your appointment for a later date.

-If you are asked to wear a mask during your visit, please wear a mask for the duration of your visit. If you refuse to comply, we will not be able to see you for your exam.

-Limit the number of guests with you during your appointment. One visitor will be allowed with each patient including children.

 

For more information on disease control and prevention, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to take questions from the public and what to do if you have symptoms. That phone number is 1.800.525.0127 and press #.

Resources can also be found on the following sites:

-U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/

-Washington State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/

-American College of Radiology: https://www.acr.org/