Crestone Wellness COVID-19 Infection Control Precautions
For the safety and wellness of clients, staff, and community members, Crestone Wellness designed policies and procedures in accordance with The Joint Commission requirements and CDC guidelines on COVID-19 infection prevention and control.
In addition, Crestone Wellness coordinates with Williamson County to ensure facility policies and procedures meet the latest local authority recommendations.
Crestone Wellness Infection Control Protocols
- Director of Nursing, Sherrie Scott, RN, designated as Crestone Wellness Infection Control Officer oversees and monitors the effectiveness of infection control policies and procedures, including screening, testing, and prevention measures
- Employees are educated on the COVID-19 vaccines through the COVID-19/Influenza vaccine program
- Strict protocols have been implemented for the screening of symptoms of employees and clients, which to date, have been proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the facility
- Incoming clients are verbally screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to scheduled intake
- Clients receive a Rapid Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival for intake and must test negative to be approved for admission;
- Intake staff wear appropriate PPE when performing client antigen tests
- All clients are regularly monitored for symptoms by nursing staff throughout their stay at Crestone Wellness
- All client clothing is washed and sanitized upon admission, and during their stay to prevent the spread of germs
- Crestone Wellness partners with a linen company that follows CDC guidelines for COVID-19: “Our laundering processes and services meet or exceed OSHA, CDC, and HLAC standards, and comply with The Joint Commission requirements. Our sanitizing wash process kills 99.999% of common pathogens. The wash is followed by a bacteria-inhibiting softener. Supplies are then wrapped in plastic for transport for a Clean You Can Count On” (ImageFIRST, 2022).
- Strict implementation of protocols for the disinfection of facility and client living environment: All hard surfaces, handles, floors, and furnishings are regularly and thoroughly disinfected using cleaning chemicals approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s List-N (EPA, 2022).
- Anti-bacterial soap and foaming hand sanitizer dispensers readily available and easily accessible throughout the facility
EPA. (2022, May 24). About List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19). United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/about-list-n-disinfectants-coronavirus-covid-19-0
ImageFIRST. (2022). Linen & Laundry Services for Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities. Retrieved from https://www.imagefirst.com/
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). (2022, September 23). Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html
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