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Resident and Family Engagement Tip Sheet
Here are some ideas that nursing facilities have shared recently for engaging residents and their families as they transition into facilities for both short stays and long-term care.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2022 3:04PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – October 2022
Register now for TMF's Nursing Home Office Hours on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT. October topics include Motivational Interviewing, up-to-date Fall vaccinations, facility holiday prep for visitors, and more.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2022 3:32PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Motivational Interviewing Session 2
In this Sept. 20, 2022, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists teach basic communication skills to quickly build trust and rapport, enabling you to understand motivation and all the factors making change difficult. Viewers also learn how to apply these concepts to conversations about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Download the PDF handout at https://tmfnetworks.org/link?u=fefffb.
Video    Date Added: 09/21/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 21 2022 9:45AM  
Oct. 4: Nursing Home Office Hours - Motivational Interviewing Series Finale: Developing a Plan for Change
Register for this webinar starting Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CT. This session will close out TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization's (QIN-QIO) series on Motivational Interviewing. TMF specialists will discuss how COVID-19 vaccination decisions must be followed up with a plan that details the goals, barriers and solutions, and breaks the action into small steps. An open Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Web link    Date Added: 09/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 19 2022 5:06PM  
Sept. 20, 2022, Nursing Home Office Hours - Handout
Here is the PowerPoint from TMF QIN-QIO's webinar on Sept. 20, 2022, "Motivational Interviewing Session 2: Setting the Stage for Change."
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 19 2022 4:42PM  
Outcomes Table Reporting Template - Pneumonia Example
Use this tool with the pneumonia example to help you set up your measures for reporting your quality improvement project. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/19/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 11:58AM  
Fishbone Diagram - Pneumonia Example
Use this pneumonia example fishbone diagram to help your organization conduct a root cause analysis. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/19/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 11:59AM  
Fishbone Diagram - Influenza Example
Use this fishbone diagram to help your organization conduct a root cause analysis. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 11:20AM  
Healthy Aging in a Pandemic World: What Older Adults and Caregivers Need to Know Now
Since the pandemic began, older adults have seen many changes in their lives, health and relationships. This resource identifies how to recognize changes and provides information on the Eldercare Locator that helps older adults, caregivers and families find local services that help address those changes.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 9:51AM  
QI Plan - Vaccine Example
Use this tool with influenza and pneumonia examples to help your team develop the quality improvement plan based on your root case analysis. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 19 2022 7:42AM  
Outcomes Table Reporting Template - Influenza Example
Use this tool with the influenza example to help you set up your measures for reporting your quality improvement project. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 19 2022 7:31AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Motivational Interviewing Session 1
This Sept. 13, 2022, recorded event begins a four-session series focused on Motivational Interviewing. TMF QIN-QIO specialists share a variety of tools and strategies to help you evoke people’s priorities, experiences and ideas for behavior change, including exploring COVID-19 vaccine acceptance.
Video    Date Added: 09/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 15 2022 10:28AM  
Sept. 27: Nursing Home Office Hours – Motivational Interviewing Session 3: Moving People Toward Change
Register for this Motivational Interviewing series on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CT. This session will discuss how to manage resistance to change. You will learn skills to help others get unstuck, clarify values, explore the pros and cons of tough decisions, and create “change talk.” These easy-to-use tactics can help gain COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. An open Q&A session will follow the presentation.
WebEx    Date Added: 09/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 7 2022 11:01AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series Finale – Self-Assessment and Success Stories
This Sept. 6, 2022, session wraps up the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization’s (QIN-QIO) Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series with a self-assessment guide. TMF specialists walk you through a sample assessment based on improving COVID-19 booster rates.
Video    Date Added: 09/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 3:55PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series 5 – Q&A and Sharing a Successful Plan
This Aug. 30, 2022, recording of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series begins with a discussion on strategies to help boost nursing home vaccine rates with short-stay residents. Then a panel of TMF QIN-QIO specialists answer questions related to nursing home challenges with COVID-19 and vaccinations
Video    Date Added: 08/31/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:10PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series 4: Use Data to Drive Decisions
In this Aug. 23, 2022, recording of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization consultants illustrate how to gather data from Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to decide if you will adapt, adopt or abandon your tests of change. Listeners will also learn how to communicate your findings to leadership and set your change in action.
Video    Date Added: 08/24/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:11PM  
Top 5 TMF Nursing Home Resources
What are the most popular resources for nursing homes? Based on TMFNetworks.org research, these are the Top 5 links, especially during COVID-19.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Aug 19 2022 2:59PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series 3 – Implement Plan and Measure Progress
In this Aug. 16, 2022, recording of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series, learn how to develop SMART goals to advance your change efforts to improve COVID-19 booster acceptance. The TMF Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) guides you in creating a successful plan using proven performance improvement tools, and in determining process, outcome and balancing measures to track your progress. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII8-16-22.
Video    Date Added: 08/17/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:11PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series 2: Problem-Solving Tools
In this Aug. 9, 2022, recording of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series, the TMF QIN-QIO reviews continuous improvement tools that help nursing homes identify the source problem and potential solutions affecting COVID-19 booster acceptance. We discuss tools such as root cause analysis (RCA), the Five Whys Tool, and a fishbone diagram. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII8-9-22.
Video    Date Added: 08/10/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:12PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series Kickoff
In this Aug. 2, 2022, webinar recording, the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) kicks off a series explaining Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) tools, methods and applications, and how to incorporate them into your daily nursing home operations.Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII8-2-22.
Video    Date Added: 08/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:12PM  
Efficacy of Antibodies and Antiviral Drugs against Omicron BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 Subvariants
Read this article in the New England Journal of Medicine to learn how the drugs developed to treat the virus that causes COVID-19 works, especially against the five sublineages of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
Web link    Date Added: 07/31/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 29 2022 2:39PM  
LTC Connect: Infection Control Practices and Compliance
This July 21 LTC Connect recording features TMF QIN-QIO subject-matter experts reviewing hand hygiene protocols and proper procedures for donning and doffing personal protective equipment. They also discuss targeted COVID-19 training from CMS for management and frontline staff, including vaccination system preparation.
Video    Date Added: 07/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 28 2022 1:30PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Engaging Family in Medical Decision Making
In this July 26, 2022, webinar recording, the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) discusses how some facilities have developed creative ways to maintain open communication with residents and their families and encouraged COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII7-26-22.
Video    Date Added: 07/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 28 2022 10:00AM  
COVID-19: FDA Authorizes Pharmacists to Prescribe PAXLOVID with Certain Limits
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for PAXLOVID for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in certain adults and pediatric patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. On July 6, the FDA revised the EUA to let pharmacists prescribe and dispense PAXLOVID to eligible patients without seeing a doctor or other clinician.
Web link    Date Added: 07/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 14 2022 12:56PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Updates on NHSN Reporting, COVID-19 Boosters and Vaccines
In this July 12, 2022, webinar recording, TMF QIN-QIO provides an update on the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, as well as the latest recommendations. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII7-12-22.
Video    Date Added: 07/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 13 2022 9:05AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: A Retrospective of Top COVID-19 Response Strategies
In this July 5, 2022, webinar recording, we spotlight the best ideas that we have found this year to overcome daily challenges with COVID-19 and vaccinations in nursing facilities. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII7-5-22.
Video    Date Added: 07/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 6 2022 12:30PM  
Top COVID-19 Response Strategies for Nursing Homes
Valuable peer-to-peer learning is shared during TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization’s (QIN-QIO) weekly Nursing Home Office Hours. This article shines a spotlight on some of the best ideas revealed during the first half of 2022 to overcome daily challenges with COVID-19 and vaccinations in nursing facilities.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 07/01/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 12 2022 1:34PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: COVID-19 Vaccinations and Health Equity
In this June 28, 2022, webinar recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network's (QIN) behavioral health medical director Clifford Moy, MD, leads a discussion about health equity in the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations, and reviews the concepts and definitions of this topic as it applies to nursing facilities. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII6-28-22.
Video    Date Added: 06/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 28 2022 3:55PM  
AHRQ COVID-19 Identification & Prevention Series
This series of three learning modules focuses on identifying the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, knowing when and how to report signs and symptoms of COVID-19, and remembering to maintain infection prevention processes.
Web link    Date Added: 06/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 22 2022 4:35PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Competency Check Versus Observational Audit for Infection Control
Staying up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters is a primary line of defense for this illness. In this June 21, 2022, webinar recording, TMF reviews vaccination information, then focuses on competency checks versus observational audits, and their importance in infection prevention and control practices. We also review the tools used and briefly discuss the World Health Organization’s multimodal approach to decreasing health care-associated infections. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII6-21-22.
Video    Date Added: 06/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 22 2022 8:07AM  
LTC Connect: Up to Speed – NHSN Updates
This June 16, 2022, LTC Connect recording features TMF QIN-QIO subject-matter experts reviewing recent updates to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting system, including changes to the data that facilities are asked to report in the COVID-19 Pathway and Vaccination modules.
Video    Date Added: 06/21/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 22 2022 9:56AM  
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 NHSN Reporting Requirements for Nursing Homes
This brief document details the COVID-19 Reporting data fields with the associated CMS reporting deadlines and frequency.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 20 2022 3:41PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Preparing for the Next Pandemic
In this June 14, 2022, webinar recording Marilyn Pattillo, PhD, RN, FAAN, APRN, discusses nursing home preparedness for the next epidemic or pandemic. The discussion includes durable medical supplies, education and training, and staffing. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII6-14-22.
Video    Date Added: 06/15/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2022 1:45PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Is It Allergies, Cold, Flu or COVID-19?
In this June 7, 2022, webinar recording TMF’s Infection Preventionist Samuel Elenwo, BS, MPH, CIC, looks at the distinction between the common cold, flu, allergies and COVID-19. He will review the causes, mode of transmission, treatment, prevention and best practices to break the chain of infection. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII6-7-22.
Video    Date Added: 06/08/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 8 2022 8:46AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Continuity in Operations During Staff Turnover
In this May 31, 2022, webinar recording TMF specialists review the important factors in maintaining continuity of facility operations when key staff members leave. We cover preparing for continued NHSN reporting, infection preventionist activity, as well as policy and procedure maintenance.
Video    Date Added: 06/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 6 2022 10:58AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Leadership Rounding and the Impact on Organizational Culture
Organizational culture has a major impact on staff satisfaction, retention and COVID-19 vaccination rates. In this May 24, 2022, webinar recording TMF reviews the impact leadership rounding can have on building a positive culture.
Video    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 2:14PM  
Podcast: The Science Behind Vaccines and Herd Immunity
What is herd immunity or community immunity? Both phrases mean the same thing. The strategy behind the phrases is to make sure there are enough people in the community who are either not able to catch a disease or not able to spread the disease so that the disease dies out. Listen to this podcast with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF, to learn more.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 8:47AM  
LTC Connect: Being Mindful of Medications in Acute Illness and COVID-19
This May 19, 2022, LTC Connect recording features Amie Taggart Blaszczyk, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS, FASCP, professor and division head of Geriatrics & Pediatrics with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, discussing her research on medication issues seen in the wake of a COVID-19 diagnosis. Her findings show the dangers of polypharmacy and interactions beyond the acute illness, and can inform us about what to watch out for when any acute illness occurs in residents.
Video    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 3:03PM  
Podcast: The Science Behind Vaccines and Immunity
How does the body defend against infections? How can vaccines improve immunity? Listen to this podcast with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF, to learn more.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 8:50AM  
Podcast: The Science Behind Vaccines and Why We Vaccinate
We know that when you get a vaccination, it stimulates the production of antibodies. Vaccinations help train our bodies to defend against infectious agents. Listen to this podcast with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF, to learn more.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 8:44AM  
Flyer: Is It Allergies or Something Else?
You may be confused about whether your symptoms are truly allergy related, flu or symptoms of an infection like COVID-19. This flyer helps distinguish the differences.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/12/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 20 2022 3:46PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Recruitment, Hiring and Retention of Staff
This May 10, 2022, webinar recording discusses strategies for successful recruitment, hiring and retention of staff for long-term care facilities during COVID-19. In addition to TMF specialists, nursing facility leaders also share specific suggestions.
Video    Date Added: 05/11/2022    Date Last Modified: May 11 2022 7:31AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Strategies to Deal with Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
The burden of COVID-19, including vaccination mandates and changes, has affected all staff. This May 3, 2022, webinar recording continues our discussion from the LTC Connect on April 21, and talks about strategies that nursing facilities may use to deal with burnout and compassion fatigue.
Video    Date Added: 05/03/2022    Date Last Modified: May 3 2022 5:08PM  
COVID-19: Tips for Dementia Caregivers in Long-Term or Community-Based Settings
This website provides information and resources for emergency situations, such as disasters, epidemics and pandemics. Maintaining operations with staffing shortages, preventing illness, providing person-centered care and observing and responding to dementia-related behaviors are some of the topics.
Web link    Date Added: 04/28/2022    Date Last Modified: May 12 2022 10:20AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: How to Develop a Vaccine Clinic and Community Partnerships
This April 26, 2022, webinar recording provides tools and strategies to develop your own vaccine clinic and the role community partnerships may play in this endeavor.
Video    Date Added: 04/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2022 8:30AM  
Helping Residents with Dementia Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in LTC Communities
This document acknowledges challenges to and provides strategies for preventing the spread of COVID-19 among long-term community residents living with dementia.
Web link    Date Added: 04/27/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 26 2022 8:22AM  
Tips on Mask-Wearing for People with Dementia
This article shares some reasons why people with dementia resist wearing masks (e.g., post-war trauma) and also provides tips on how to help overcome that resistance.
Web link    Date Added: 04/26/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 26 2022 8:17AM  
Respirator Fit Testing
This Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - AHRQ - document provides guidance on what fit testing is, how to do it and what the person being tested can expect.
Web link    Date Added: 04/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 21 2022 9:51AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: COVID-19 Impacts on Nursing Home Measures – Hospital Admissions and Readmissions
This April 12, 2022, webinar recording reveals how COVID-19 has impacted the hospital admission and readmission rates for nursing homes. We also discuss resident transitions to and from the hospital, and the importance of improving communication to assure safe transitions.
Video    Date Added: 04/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 13 2022 3:04PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Vaccine Safety and Efficacy – Responding to Misinformation
This April 5, 2022, webinar recording presents the latest guidelines and common misinformation, with a pharmacist providing insight into how to respond to common misinformation. We also review the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines through the different variants.
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 6 2022 9:44AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Understanding Religious and Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations
This March 29, 2022, webinar recording discusses the guidelines for medical and religious exemptions reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and the impact these exemptions have on vaccine measures for facilities.
Video    Date Added: 03/31/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 31 2022 7:27AM  
NHSN Basic Training, Part 2
TMF created these brief videos for National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) basic training for nursing homes. Part 2 explains how to obtain the Level 3 Secure Access Management Services (SAMS) Grid Card, and how to add and delete users in NHSN. Also, look on this page for the accompanying PowerPoint (PDF) with important links and resources. (Note: Parts 1, 3 and 4 are being updated.)
Video    Date Added: 03/23/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 16 2022 12:42PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: The Science Behind Vaccines, Antibodies and Herd Immunity
This March 22, 2022, webinar recording takes a deep dive into common areas of misunderstanding, such as vaccine development, antibody protection, and how herd immunity works. Additionally, tactics are shared for how concepts can be communicated effectively.
Video    Date Added: 03/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2022 3:46PM  
Q&A: Resistance to COVID-19 Booster Vaccines
TMF's Nursing Home team lists some common concerns that people give for not receiving a COVID-19 booster, followed by reasons why receiving the booster is important.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 16 2022 4:10PM  
Nursing Home Staffing Solutions Summary
TMF’s Nursing Home team held a webinar discussion on Staffing Challenges and Solutions During COVID-19 on March 1, 2022. Here are some staffing solutions generated from nursing home administrators, directors of nursing and others who participated.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/15/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 17 2022 11:07AM  
Talk to Patients About: Natural Immunity Versus Vaccine Immunity for COVID-19
Which is safer for building immunity -- getting a COVID-19 vaccine or getting sick with the disease? This article from the Texas Medical Association (TMA) has the answers.
Web link    Date Added: 03/10/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 10 2022 4:34PM  
Nursing Home Office: Hours Health Literacy and Vaccine Hesitancy
This March 8, 2022, webinar recording focuses on the impact of health literacy in vaccine hesitancy. Strategies are shared to tailor communications for different populations and individual factors such as attitudes, culture, education and stress levels.
Video    Date Added: 03/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 9 2022 4:23PM  
Vaccine Clinic Checklist
Download this fillable checklist to help plan your nursing home facility's COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Each step of the way is outlined, including helpful resources.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 16 2022 5:03PM  
Vaccine/Booster Clinic Flyer
Download this fillable flyer to announce your long-term care facility's next COVID-19 vaccine or booster clinic date.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/08/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 8 2022 2:00PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Staffing Challenges and Solutions During COVID-19
This March 1, 2022, webinar recording explores common staffing challenges and innovative solutions developed by nursing home facilities during the pandemic.
Video    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 2:56PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Fuel Versus Friction
This Feb. 22, 2022, webinar recording reviews methods to decrease friction and increase “fuel” to promote healthy behaviors in nursing homes in times of change.
Video    Date Added: 02/24/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 24 2022 10:15AM  
COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies: FDA Authorized Bebtelovimab
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of the monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients when they meet certain criteria.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/18/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 18 2022 4:37PM  
COVID-19 Infographic: Who Gets Sick and Dies?
This infographic shows current COVID-19 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Aug 3 2022 2:42PM  
Fuel Versus Friction Tip Sheet
This communication tool offers fuel-based interventions intended to increase vaccine uptake and friction-based interventions that respond to hidden barriers that hold people back from vaccination.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 16 2022 2:56PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: High-Stakes Conversations
This Feb. 8, 2022, webinar recording is based on the “Crucial Conversations” method, and provides tools for how to have a safe conversation about vaccinations and boosters when the stakes are high. Because there are differing opinions, it can be emotionally charged. Wendy Bradley, LPC-MHSP, CPHQ, TMF's director of behavioral health integration, and Clifford Moy, MD, TMF's behavioral health medical director, are the featured presenters.
Video    Date Added: 02/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 9 2022 1:08PM  
COVID-19 Vaccination Reports and Charts from Mississippi
The Mississippi State Department of Health lists the latest information about COVID-19 vaccinations.
Web link    Date Added: 02/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 9 2022 12:55PM  
Dashboard of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status in Texas
The Texas Department of State Health Services has created new interactive data dashboards to help increase awareness about the need for everyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 02/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 9 2022 12:39PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Engaging Residents and Caregivers in Promoting Vaccines and Boosters
Listen to this webinar recording from Feb. 1, 2022, to learn practical, skills-based methods you and your team can apply to explore vaccine resistance and address residents’ and caregivers’ questions and concerns. Clifford Moy, MD, TMF's behavioral health medical director, and Wendy Bradley, LPC-MHSP, CPHQ, TMF's director of behavioral health integration, are the featured presenters.
Video    Date Added: 02/02/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:07PM  
Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19
The Food and Drug Administration has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals.
Web link    Date Added: 02/01/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 1 2022 6:16PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: The 3 T's of COVID-19
Listen to this webinar recording from Jan. 25, 2022, as Russell Kohl, MD, TMF's chief medical officer, provides a quick overview of best practices for COVID-19 testing, treatment (including vaccines and boosters) and return-to-work protocols for nursing homes.
Video    Date Added: 01/27/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:07PM  
Study Says Vaccinated and Boosted Nebraskans Far Less Likely to be Hospitalized for COVID-19
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services State Epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Donahue and his team completed an in-depth analysis of vaccination and booster rates correlated to hospitalizations. The data indicate that individuals who are vaccinated, and especially individuals who have received a COVID-19 booster, are less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 01/25/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 25 2022 6:26PM  
COVID-19 Toolkit for Nursing Homes
This toolkit provides information about COVID-19, including resources on steps to preventing the spread of the virus, building trust in vaccines, providing guidance on vaccinations and learning more about the different variants.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Nov 9 2021 1:04PM  
Podcast: COVID-19 Variants
Listen to this podcast from the week of Aug. 30, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute. Dr. Kohl explains what viral variants are, how they respond to vaccines, and why getting vaccinated and wearing masks are both still important protective measures to follow to help protect yourself and others from being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Podcast    Date Added: 08/31/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 31 2021 5:57PM  
Podcast: The FDA Approval Process for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Listen to this podcast from the week of Aug. 30, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute. Dr. Kohl explains the process the drug manufacturer, Pfizer/BioNTech, followed to receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2021 for its COVID-19 vaccine.
Podcast    Date Added: 08/30/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 31 2021 6:08PM  
COVID-19 Update: The Delta Variant
Read this update on COVID-19 and the delta variant from Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, behavioral health medical director at TMF Health Quality Institute. Share this information with your patients, residents, co-workers, families, friends and your community to help educate everyone on what they can do to reduce infections and hospitalizations.
Web link    Date Added: 08/16/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 16 2021 2:24PM  
COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Obstetric-Gynecologic Care
Provides an overview of current COVID-19 vaccines and guidance for uses in pregnant, recently pregnant and nonpregnant individuals.
Web link    Date Added: 07/20/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2021 1:08PM  
Well-Being Playbook 2.0: A COVID-19 Resource for Hospital and Health System Leaders
The American Hospital Association has updated the Well-being Playbook with tools to support teams who work directly with patients with COVID-19. This version includes curated resources specific to COVID-19 on suicide prevention, operationalizing peer support, and a guide to walk leaders through well-being program development and execution.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/03/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 2 2021 6:58PM  
Language that Works to Improve Vaccine Acceptance Communications Cheat Sheet
The de Beaumont Foundation offers concise, practical guidance around language and messaging to support vaccine acceptance. This toolkit includes communication tips and specific recommended language emerging from a broader survey conducted on the topic.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 10:47AM  
Minority Health Videos About Vaccine Safety
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity has released two videos that speak to the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, how communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and how it is important to get vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from the virus. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
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Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
The COVID-19 crisis is constantly evolving—so Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has developed a powerful tracking and data visualization system to provide daily updates to the public on the state of the pandemic. JHU’s Daily COVID-19 Data in Motion report shares critical data on COVID-19 from the last 24 hours. Explore COVID-19 trends with in-depth data tracking.
Web link    Date Added: 02/01/2021    Date Last Modified: Jan 29 2021 2:02PM  
Risk Factors, Presentation and Course of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a Large, Academic, Long-Term Care Facility
A retrospective cohort study describing the clinical characteristics and risk factors associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in long-stay nursing home residents. Key takeaways, such as predictors and the most common symptoms may be helpful when developing strategies to early detection and mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 12/18/2020    Date Last Modified: Dec 17 2020 2:00PM  
AHA COVID-19 Snapshot: Challenges Confronting America’s Hospitals and Health Systems
The AHA released a new edition of the COVID-19 Snapshot highlighting the critical needs of hospitals and health systems during the deepening public health emergency.
Web link    Date Added: 12/14/2020    Date Last Modified: Dec 16 2020 4:04PM  
Wear a Mask - It Is the Right Thing to Do
Bryan Health developed this poster showing the levels of risk for the spread of COVID-19 with and without a mask. Download the PDF and share this important information with your team and residents.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Dec 9 2020 4:07PM  
Free Education Modules: Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic
John Hopkins University offers a new, free e-learning course to help people understand the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is set up as a series of short modules to explore the pandemic and specifics about the virus, including discussion of the virus that causes COVID-19 and the pandemic’s broader implications for society.
Web link    Date Added: 09/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:05PM  
Preventing COVID-19 Infection Among Residents Who Visit Skilled Nursing Facilities and Dialysis Facilities
A regional work group in Allegheny County Pennsylvania identified a risk of transmitting the SARS-CoV-2 infection from residents of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities who also visit dialysis facilities. Download this memo and communication form from the National Forum of ESRD Networks that explains the identified problem and proposed solution to minimize infection.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/19/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 19 2020 12:17PM  
COVID-19: Managing the Surge
The New England Journal of Medicine has compiled this collection of best practices and recent developments to reference as health care facilities continue to learn and apply the best strategies to treat patients who have COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 07/21/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 21 2020 5:54PM  
How to Handrub? How to Handwash?
The World Health Organization provides this graphic tool to add value to any hand hygiene improvement strategy.
Web link    Date Added: 06/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 24 2020 6:41PM  
Your Five Moments for Hand Hygiene
Download and share this handout from the World Health Organization that shows when it is important to wash your hands when caring for a patient or resident.
Web link    Date Added: 06/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 24 2020 6:32PM  
COVID-19 Focused Survey Readiness Book
Use this readiness book checklist created by Health Quality Innovation Network to prepare necessary documents for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services COVID-19 focused survey.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/29/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:31PM  
Hospital to Long-term Care Facility Transfer - COVID-19 Assessment
Use this COVID-19 assessment by Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and others to facilitate communication during transition between care settings.
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COVID-19 and HIPAA: Disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders and public health authorities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights lists answers to questions about COVID-19 and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule disclosures in this document.
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SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information
SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities and states across the country.
Web link    Date Added: 04/27/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:13AM  
NPIAP Position Statements on Preventing Injury with N95 Masks
The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) has issued position statements on preventing injury with N95 masks.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 8:51PM  
Protecting Facial Skin Under Personal Protective Equipment N95 Masks
Download this infographic from the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) about preventing injury with N95 masks.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 8:55PM  
Training Spotlight: Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course
This course will provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training for individuals responsible for IPC programs in nursing homes.
Web link    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: May 18 2020 2:03PM  
Medical and Public Health Considerations of COVID-19
The American College of Medical Toxicology provides a collaborative web series on emerging COVID-19 topics featuring voices from the front lines.
Web link    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 2 2021 10:11AM  
Mask Wearing 101 Video: How to Use and Re-Use a Face Mask
This five-minute video offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and dont's.
Video    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 9:15AM  
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) answers frequently asked questions about how to wear a cloth face covering.
Web link    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:04AM  
COVID-19 Activity Resources
More than 50 activities and resources for the populations you serve.
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LeadingAge Coronavirus Resources
Current information, tools and resources to help LeadingAge members plan for and respond to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/14/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 10:13AM  
The Official White House Response to COVID-19
Keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:36PM  
CMS' April 14, 2020, Office Hours on COVID-19
Listen to this webinar from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as they answer questions during office hours on April 14, 2020.
Audio    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 7:43AM  
COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Transfer Scenarios
On April 13, 2020, CMS released supplemental information for transferring or discharging residents between facilities for the purpose of cohorting residents based on COVID-19 status.
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CDC COVID-19 Module Update: Healthcare Worker Staffing and Supplies Pathways
Get the important information from this April 14, 2020, training webinar presented by CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:03PM  
COVID-19 Related Guidance Documents for Industry, FDA Staff, and Other Stakeholders
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing timely recommendations, regulatory information, guidance, and technical assistance to support rapid coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts.
Web link    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:15PM  
Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers During COVID-19 Outbreak: CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
This information from the American Heart Association (AHA) is intended to help health care providers reduce the risk for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) transmission, especially with regards to resuscitation care.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 2:39PM  
New CMS COVID-19 Contact Info
Email your COVID-19 questions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at Covid-19@cms.hhs.gov.
Web link    Date Added: 04/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:12AM  
Updated: CMS Issues New Wave of Infection Control Guidance Based on CDC Guidelines to Protect Patients and Health Care Workers from COVID-19
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) official website has the latest resources related to COVID-19. It is updated regularly with clinical and technical announcements for providers and facilities, as well as guidance on billing and codes, coverage, provider enrollment and more.
Web link    Date Added: 04/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:17AM  
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
CMS announced the following blanket waivers are in effect, with a retroactive effective date of March 1, 2020, through the end of the emergency declaration.
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COVID-19 Interim Final Rule FAQs
Here are CMS' frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) billing during COVID-19.
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CDC Social Media Toolkit
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this social media toolkit to help localize efforts in responding to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:17AM  
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
This interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pertains to critical infrastructure workers.
Web link    Date Added: 04/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:07AM  
CMS' April 9, 2020, Office Hours on COVID-19
Listen to this webinar from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as they answer questions during office hours on April 9, 2020.
Audio    Date Added: 04/08/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:35AM  
Chronic Disease and COVID-19: What You Need to Know
Here are tips and information from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to protect yourself and your family.
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NEW CMS Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During COVID-19 Emergency
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded its current Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers for the duration of the public health emergency
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CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) COVID-19 Update Call: April 7, 2020
On April 7, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experts provided updates on recent actions taken to address the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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CMS's COVID-19 Webinar for Nursing Homes
Listen to the recording and read the transcipt of this April 8, 2020, CMS webinar for nursing homes during COVID-19 emergency.
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CMS Teleconference: Lessons from the Front Lines -- COVID-19
On April 3, 2020, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Deborah Birx, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force, and officials from the FDA, CDC, and FEMA participated in a call on COVID-19 flexibilities.
Audio    Date Added: 04/07/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:59AM  
How to Make Your Own Face Covering
This is a 45-second video demonstration from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:06AM  
CDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report
The report, updated each Friday, summarizes and interprets key indicators, including information related to COVID-19 outpatient visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as laboratory data.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:15AM  
CDC Resources for Community and Faith-Based Leaders
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:17AM  
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to wear a cloth face covering
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:03AM  
Webinar: Preventing Coronavirus Transmission in Nursing Care Centers
This on-demand webinar from The Joint Commission provides an overview of the spectrum of clinical presentations of coronavirus and specific suggestions for decreasing the risk of transmission in nursing care centers.
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 8:28AM  
Webinar: Nursing Facility COVID-19 Q&A for Texas Providers
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission presented a nursing facility COVID-19 webinar for Texas providers.
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 8:43AM  
Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services
This CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) video provides answers to common questions about the Medicare telehealth services benefit.
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CMS News Room
Read the latest actions the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 9:36AM  
CDC Update for Rural Health Partners, Stakeholders and Communities on the 2019 Coronavirus Disease Response
This April 8, 2020, webinar by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided a COVID-19 update for rural health partners.
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:18AM  
Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 3, 2020, memorandum from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides interim guidance to compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs).
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 12:36PM  
March 27, 2020, CMS Guidance Memo: Quality Reporting and Value-based Purchasing Programs
Read about exceptions and extensions for Quality reporting requirements for acute care hospitals, PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care (LTC) hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASC), renal dialysis facilities, and MIPS-eligible clinicians affected by COVID-19.
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Webinar -- Burnout and Crises: Joy in the Face of Chaos
April 16, 2020, webinar by TMIT Research.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 12:47PM  
Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers
Answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about cloth face coverings
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:03AM  
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators
This CDC document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”) in health care settings when there is limited supply.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:39PM  
Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19
Here is a list of CMS changes due to COVID-19.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:43PM  
How to Apply for Section 1135 Waivers
CMS provides guidance to states on how to apply for Section 1135 waivers through the Medicaid Disaster Response Tool Kit.
Web link    Date Added: 04/03/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 2:02PM  
COVID-19 Checklists and Tools to Accelerate Relief for State Medicaid & CHIP Programs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new tools to help speed states’ access to emergency flexibilities and resources.
Web link    Date Added: 04/03/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 2:33PM  
Coronavirus Emergency Management Best Practices
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) compiled the best practices and lessons learned that communities have already faced fighting COVID-19
Web link    Date Added: 04/03/2020    Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 8:52AM  
COVID-19 Updated Long-Term Care Facility Guidance
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are issuing new recommendations to state and local governments and long-term care facilities (also known as nursing homes) to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/03/2020    Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 8:55AM  
Long-Term Care Facilities: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19
CMS released these new changes on April 29, 2020.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 9:02AM  
COVID-19 Health Care Personnel Screening Form
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are directing facilities to screen health care personnel (HCP) prior to allowing them to work or provide services in the facility. This form is intended to document screening of HCP.
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 10:11AM  
Recordings for CMS National Stakeholder Calls on COVID-19
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 10:27AM  
COVID-19 Long-Term Care (LTC) Surveyor Training
This is a brief training related to a focused COVID-19 survey for nursing home surveyors.
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 10:56AM  
New COVID-19 Coding Guidelines
Ensemble Health Partners provides the latest coding updates due to COVID-19.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 11:11AM  
Disinfecting Your Facility If Someone Is Sick
Here are some everyday steps, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:04AM  
CDC Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Transcripts and audio recordings of the CDC's public service announcements can be found here.
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:16AM  
CDC Communication Resources for Travelers
Here are the CDC's public health communication options at U.S. ports of entry.
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:14AM  
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
This guide is published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
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COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults
Here are the latest CDC updates for face coverings, care plans, persons with disabilities, managing anxiety and stress, and more.
Web link    Date Added: 04/01/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 12:34PM  
Long-Term Care Regulatory Provider and Information Letters
Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a list of provider and information letters.
Web link    Date Added: 03/23/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 11:51AM  
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers tips for social distancing, quarantine and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/19/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 11:46AM  
Coronavirus and How to Protect Your Residents and Staff
Essential resources for long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) from the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN).
Web link    Date Added: 03/13/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 8:20AM  
¿Coronavirus, Gripe, Resfriado o Alergia?
Tal vez se pregunte si sus síntomas son los de una alergia o los de una infección como el COVID-19.
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Infografía sobre el COVID-19: ¿Quién se enferma y fallece?
Esta infografía muestra los datos actuales sobre el COVID-19 de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 07/18/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 18 2022 12:09PM  
Preguntas y respuestas: Renuencia a las vacunas de refuerzo contra el COVID-19
El equipo de centros de enfermería especializada de TMF indica algunas de las inquietudes más frecuentes por las que las personas no quieren recibir una vacuna de refuerzo contra el COVID-19, seguidas de las razones por las cuales es importante recibirla.
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