C&S CLIENTS, FAMILIES, AND RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus C&S Healthcare Services and C&S Care Management have initiated our Emergency Preparedness Plan. Keeping our clients and staff members’ safe is our highest priority. Since the elderly are the most vulnerable population, we have taken steps to educate all employees on the virus to reduce the risk of exposure.
Since February 20, 2020 C&S employees have attended ongoing in-service classes to learn about the Coronavirus. Each employee has passed a written test on prevention, symptoms, treatment and how the virus is transmitted. In addition employees identified and discussed immediately reporting any changes in a client’s condition to their supervisor.
All employees were instructed to report to their immediate supervisor if a client or employee exhibits any of the following symptoms:
Fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, persistent chest pain, or gastrointestinal symptoms
Employees with symptoms are NOT to report to work but are to immediately report to their supervisor, stay home and seek medical attention.
Instructions for prevention include:
Washing hands: Washing both caregiver’s and client’s hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose/wiping nasal drainage, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
Use hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
Soap and water: Soap and water are the best option if hands are visibly dirty.
Avoid touching: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean and disinfect: Practice routine cleaning of high touch surfaces, including but not limited to: counter tops, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, railings, cell/home phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables. Disinfect any medical equipment ex: bedside commodes, wheelchairs and walkers.
Avoid crowded areas.
We suggest if there are any routine, non-urgent MD appointments, they be rescheduled for a later date. This would assist in keeping our clients away from potential risk.
For more information select the link below. If you have any questions, call the office to speak with Cindy Hartman, RN or Joyce Bridie, RN. Office: 281-550-3665.