National CMS/CDC nursing home COVID-19 training continues

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If you missed the July 16, 2020 session - Establishing an Infection Prevention Program in a Nursing Home, With an Emphasis on COVID-19 – you can now access the presentation slides, the National CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Training Series Resources Document and the recording (just under 59 minutes in length).  You can also scroll down on this website to locate the materials and recordings.

Upcoming weekly sessions and topics – through early January 2021 - are as follows:

  • July 23: Is Your Nursing Home Ready to Handle the Demands of the COVID-19 Pandemic? Assessing Readiness: Advice from the CDC
  • July 30: COVID-19 Knowledge for the Front-Line Staff
  • August 6: COVID Surveillance to Enable Early Detection and Response to Outbreaks: NHSN Mandatory Data Collection
  • August 13: COVID Testing
  • August 20: Cohorting Strategies
  • August 27: Transparency: Resident and Family Notification, DOH and Other Notifications
  • September 3: Reopening Considerations
  • September 10: Clinical Care/​Managing COVID Positive Residents in the Nursing Home
  • September 17: Getting Your Vaccine Delivery System Ready: Influenza and COVID-19
  • September 24: Cleaning Environmental Surfaces and Shared Equipment
  • October 1: Establishing a Dedicated COVID-19 Care Center
  • October 8: Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment Strategies for COVID Care: Supply, Use, Re-use, Removal, Disposal
  • October 15: Managing Staffing Challenges, Including Employee Health Considerations
  • October 22: Managing a Nursing Home During a Pandemic: Facilities Management, Supply Issues, Communication - How and When to Get Help When You Need It
  • October 29: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, Care of the Ventilator Dependent Patient, and Special Respiratory Therapies During a Pandemic
  • November 5: Accepting New Patients During an Active Pandemic: Considerations of Both Transfers from Hospitals and Admissions from the Community
  • November 12: Caring for Residents with Dementia During a Pandemic, Special Considerations
  • November 19: Telehealth in the Nursing Homes
  • December 3: Assuring Evidence-Based Care Delivery During a Pandemic
  • December 10: Supporting Staff Resiliency for Excellent Care During Pandemic Precautions
  • December 17: Emergency Preparedness
  • January 7: Nursing Home Responses During the COVID Pandemic: Learning from Real Experiences

Pre-Register for any or all of these sessions.  I’ve been attending these sessions and have found them to be extremely informative.  There’s also opportunity for questions with each session.

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