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Reporting Results of Point of Care Testing for COVID-19: A New NHSN Pathway (Oct. 23 Recorded Event)
Register to attend this National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) event, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, from 1-2 p.m. CT. The NHSN team will introduce and provide training for a new NHSN Long-term Care Facility COVID-19 Pathway laboratory data reporting option. This training a rebroadcast of the recorded training on Oct. 22. This training will be followed by a live Q & A session. The new NHSN option will enable nursing homes to enter point of care (POC) SARS-CoV-2 laboratory test data into the NHSN application. NHSN, in turn, will report the nursing home POC laboratory test data electronically to the public health agency, state or local, that has jurisdictional authority and responsibility to receive and use the nursing home’s data. Deidentified nursing home POC laboratory also will be reported via existing public health reporting mechanisms to the US Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act requirements.
Web link    Date Added: 10/19/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 19 2020 11:00AM  
Reporting Results of Point of Care Testing for COVID-19: A New NHSN Pathway (Oct. 22 Live Event)
Register to attend this National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) event, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, from 10-11 a.m. CT. This is one of two events that will provide the same content. The NHSN team will introduce and provide training for a new NHSN Long-term Care Facility COVID-19 Pathway laboratory data reporting option. This training will be live and allow for submission of audience questions. The new NHSN option will enable nursing homes to enter point of care (POC) SARS-CoV-2 laboratory test data into the NHSN application. NHSN, in turn, will report the nursing home POC laboratory test data electronically to the public health agency, state or local, that has jurisdictional authority and responsibility to receive and use the nursing home’s data. Deidentified nursing home POC laboratory also will be reported via existing public health reporting mechanisms to the US Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act requirements.
Web link    Date Added: 10/19/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 19 2020 10:58AM  
Live Q&A: CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management
Register to attend this event scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, from 3-4 p.m. CT. This live Q&A series is open to clinical and administrative nursing home staff members and others who have completed the self-paced, on-demand Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CMS-CDC) Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management training.
Web link    Date Added: 10/19/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 19 2020 10:24AM  
National LAN Event - Staffing Challenges and Solutions: Insights from the Frontline
Register to attend this National Learning and Action Network (LAN) event on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. CT. This presentation will focus on solutions to nursing home staffing challenges during the current public health emergency, including the use of section 1135 waivers, new staff recruitment, and staff retention and engagement plans.
Web link    Date Added: 10/14/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 14 2020 11:15AM  
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: Sep 24 2020 4:45PM  
CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management Live Q&A Sessions
Register to attend one or all sessions between Aug. 27, 2020, and Jan. 7, 2021, hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This training series will include 13 topics that your nursing home partners must know to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. These trainings will be recorded and housed on QIOProgram.org for 24/7 access.
Web link    Date Added: 08/18/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 18 2020 6:57PM  
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: Jun 3 2020 5:33PM