North Caddo Medical Center prepped to battle COVID-19

North Caddo Medical Center

VIVIAN, La. — The North Caddo Medical Center is ready to take on the fight with COVID-19.

The rural medical center announced its facility is equipped with state of the art technology to handle COVID-19 and subsequent precautions.

“Our goal is to provide the best care for our patients, families, and employees,” CEO David Jones said. “It is important that when seeking care you feel safe when walking in a healthcare providers doors. North Caddo Medical Center is here to do just that and this new technology is contributing to the exceptional care provided.”

North Caddo Medical Center now has a thermographic camera in their lobby, which allows for the monitoring of temperatures of individuals who walk through the doors. Now, large groups of people can walk through the doors and have their temperatures monitored simultaneously.

The thermographic camera will alert a NCMC employee if someone who arrives has a higher than normal skin surface temperature.

The quick response of readings allows convenience for those entering the facility as well as allows for a fast response to isolating patients with a possible fever.

The best practices are carried out when an alert is received indicating someone has a high temperature so that appropriate care can be provided for the patients. The device is for screening measures only and is not a data collection device.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, NCMC has had an employee stand at the door and take temperatures. Now, the employee can go back to completing their previous daily duties.