RCC - Client with Signs/Symptoms of COVID-19

Purpose: 

To create a standard of care for residents/patients who are exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19. To ensure client and employee safety.

Regulation: N/A
Policy: N/A

Process:

  1. If a client is exhibiting a new onset of any of the following symptoms (by previst screening, or self report), employee must call the RN on call before continuing with any cares:
    • Cough or Shortness of breath or difficult breathing, or at least two of these symptoms:
      • Fever (of 100.4)
      • Chills
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore Throat
      • New loss of taste or smell
      Call RN to report symptoms
      RN to call Administrator on call
  2. RN will review client details, including specific documentation, if needed. If needed call facility specific RN or Administrator to formulate a plan, if not able to get ahold of RN or Administrator call Director. Based on RN evaluation the following may result:
    1. Call family to explain symptoms suggest testing
    2. Notify MD and follow instructions as indicated
    3. If needed stop cares until a negative test
  3. Communicate with Lead Administrator about what decision was made or requesting assistance in the best course of action
  4. Lead Administrator will follow up with Director about what measures were taken and why