When you arrive at our facility, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our team which consists of Registered Alcohol and Drug Technicians, Case Managers, Primary Therapists, and our professional and fully licensed nursing team. Upon initial arrival, you will be led to the back of the facility outside in order to complete a rapid Covid test as per our Covid safety protocols. Belongings will be searched to ensure that there is no contraband, and valuables will be inventoried and stored in a locked and secure area. Additionally, the Registered Alcohol and Drug Technicians will walk the client through consents for treatment, as well as other initial documentation. Once this is completed, the licensed nurse will take over and begin the nursing assessment.
The nurse will walk the patient through a pain assessment, fall risk assessment, health screening questionnaire, as well as a comprehensive medical assessment which includes dietary, nutrition, and medication orders. The nurse will also lead the client through two other assessments called the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (if appropriate) and the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment. These assessments are designed to assist in evaluating the severity of the clients current withdrawal symptoms from substances or alcohol use.
Once the above assessments are completed and medications are ordered, the client will then meet with a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technicians to go over facility orientation, room assignment, and introduction to the other clients.