ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PEDIATRICS 21:
We have moved back to being open with our normal hours. The office is currently seeing plenty of well visits as well as few sick visits or we can set up appointments through Telehealth. If visiting the office we will have gloves and masks for anyone who may need them. Please practice good hygiene and avoid big crowds. Check back on our web page for any updates. Thank You Pediatrics 21!
For More Information on COVID-19 in Children, Please See Our Latest Blog Post
Our Office preparedness for the Ebola virus
Infection control is an integral part of the Pediatric office.
All our staff has been educated about exposure to body fluids and secretions and proper prevention of the infectious diseases. We are aware about the emergency of the different threats than usual of our environment such as Ebola Virus, Enterovirus D68, MRSA, flu infections etc.
1. Hand washing
2. Barrier precaution when indicated
3. Proper Handling of sharp instruments and hazardous material and proper disposal of the same
4. Waiting area rules ( very sick and an immunocompromised child immediate transfer to separate room, baby not to wait in waiting room )
5. Regular washing of toys
6. Cleaning of floors and furniture
7. Cleaning of exam rooms after each patient visit
8. Sterilization of the equipment and instruments
9. Cleaning of personal instruments
10. Immunization of the personnel and watching the health status of all staff
11. Questioning about travel or contact with the person who has been traveling
About Ebola virus:
Please see this excellent article from NEW YORK TIMES about the Ebola virus and its presence in USA.
Ebola Facts: When Did Ebola Arrive and Spread at a Dallas Hospital?
UPDATED OCT. 16, 2014
The Ebola virus is an endemic for Africa. The outbreak started in West Africa, and so far we do not have any case of a person infected of Ebola in PA. In the beginning of the infection with Ebola the symptoms are very similar to any other disease, so information about travel and the contact with person who was abroad, and potentially was in contact with Ebola virus is very important.
In a case of the nationwide infection spreading, everyone sick should be directed to the nearby hospitals-ER , such as The Commonwealth General Hospital and The Geisinger Medical Center.
“There is no risk of transmission from people who have been exposed to the virus but are not yet showing symptoms.
Ebola spreads through direct contact with bodily fluids. A cough from a sick person could infect someone who has been sprayed with saliva, underlining how contagious the disease is once symptoms set in.”
If you have any other question, please contact us.
An online resource center providing you with additional helpful information.
View the KidsDoc Symptom Checker from HealthyChildren.org
Choosing a pediatrician is an important and personal decision and we want you to feel at ease with the care you and your child will receive.
WE ARE NOW USING THE NEW WEBSITE, https://doxy.me/DOCTORAZRA, WHERE YOU CAN ACCESS DR. SEHIC VIA THE PHONE AND SEE HER FACE-TO-FACE FOR SICK VISITS. GO TO THE LINK AND SIGN IN WHERE YOU WILL GET CONNECTED TO DR SEHIC. ALL YOU NEED TO DO ONCE WEBSITE IS ACCESSED, TYPE IN CHILD'S NAME,HIT CHECK IN AND ENABLE CARMERA & MICROPHONE. YOU WILL THEN BE SENT TO A VIRTUAL WAITING ROOM WHERE YOU WILL BE CONNECTED TO DR SEHIC.THANK YOU, PEDIATRICS 21!
670 N. River St., Suite 207 Plains, PA 18705