Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at TrustPoint Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at TrustPoint Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Murfreesboro’s Preferred Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) & Treatment Program

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health as a successful treatment option for severe depression, bipolar disorder, some forms of schizophrenia and catatonia.

At TrustPoint Hospital a treatment team consisting of the attending psychiatrist who is certified in ECT, anesthesiologist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, respiratory therapist, registered nurses and patient care technicians are involved with the ECT treatment.

ECT can relieve the symptoms of these illnesses including, depressed mood, lack of interest, appetite and weight disturbances, sleep disturbances, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, loss of self­-esteem and thoughts of suicide.

ECT has been used for over 70 years and in the United States about 100,000 individuals are estimated to receive ECT each year. Frequently, ECT is given when patients have not responded to psychotherapy or pharmacological therapy or if medications are less safe or not well tolerated.  ECT is usually the treatment of choice if a patient has responded well in the past. It is considered when time is a factor; especially if a patient is suicidal or medical conditions make it important that a patient recover quickly and fully. Therefore, ECT can be a lifesaving treatment because it is rapidly effective, even when other treatments fail.

The treatments are administered in  a suite especially equipped for this procedure. ECT is given as a course of treatments on an inpatient or outpatient basis dependent upon a patient’s specific needs. The total number of ECT treatments needed to successfully treat psychiatric disturbances varies from patient to patient. The typical range for depression is from six to twelve treatments, but some patients may require less while others require more.

I wanted to say how AMAZING TrustPoint was. My doctor was fantastic, he not only was concerned for me but also my wife and daughter. My social worker was so easy to talk to and was so caring. Thank you all for being so supportive and kind in our time of turmoil.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval

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