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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Settings
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities can use this checklist to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 13 2022 8:43AM  
Vaccine Hesitancy: Concerns with Fertility and Pregnancy
View this video featuring nationally recognized women's health physician Gloria Richard-Davis, MD, MBA, NCMP, FACOG, with the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS), who addresses common fertility concerns with COVID-19 vaccines and why it is important to receive the vaccine.
Video    Date Added: 07/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:12PM  
Quarantine and Isolation Changes
This webinar provides updates to the CDC’s COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidelines in health care and non-health care settings.
Video    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:09PM  
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  
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  
Lessons from the Field: COVID-19 On-site Visits
Listen to this Sept. 17, 2020, recording presented by TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization webinar. Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières shares findings from visits to nursing homes in Houston/Harris County. Click here to view the slide presentation for this webinar.
Video    Date Added: 10/21/2020    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:06PM  
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: Feb 16 2022 2:58PM  
COVID Vaccination for Long-Term Care Facility Health Care Workers: The ‘Why’ and the ‘What If’
View this video featuring Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, TMF Chief Medical Officer, who describes the impacts of COVID-19 in nursing homes and the vaccines that have been released to fight COVID-19 in the U.S.
Video    Date Added: 02/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:02PM  
An Interview with a CNA on Vaccine Hesitancy
In this video, a nursing home CNA shares her perspectives on the COVID-19 vaccinations.
Video    Date Added: 03/12/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:11PM  
Video: Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
Watch this video presentation, hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration, to learn how to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. This recording features Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite, PhD, MSPH, MPH, regional health administrator for the U.S. Department and Health Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in Region VII; Marwan Haddad MD, MPH, AAHIVS; and Kasey Harding MPH. You must use the following passcode to access the video: n1c=*y70.
Video    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:13PM  
Vaccine Hesitancy Among Minority Groups
View this video featuring Monika Maxwell, RN, who shares her perspective, as a Hispanic woman in health care, on why minority communities may be hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Video    Date Added: 02/25/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:12PM  
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  
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  
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  
COVID-19 Vaccination Change Package for Health Care Teams
Health care professionals from all care settings are encouraged to use the resources listed in this change package to help care for patients at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 28 2022 2:26PM  
July 21 LTC Connect: Infection Control Practices and Compliance
Register for this LTC Connect webinar on Tuesday, July 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CT. The TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) team will provide a thorough review of hand hygiene protocols and proper procedures for donning and doffing personal protective equipment. Additionally, they will discuss targeted COVID-19 training from CMS for management and frontline staff, including vaccination system preparation. A Q&A session will be held after the presentation. To submit a topic or question in advance, email and it will be addressed as time allows.
Web link    Date Added: 06/30/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 1 2022 9:01AM  
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  
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  

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