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AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 60,000 nursing home residents and staff—more than one-quarter of the nation’s known COVID-19 deaths. Nursing home residents are especially vulnerable due to their age, their health, and their communal living arrangements. Nursing home staff who care for our seniors are among the nation’s most needed and most at-risk essential workers. We need to do whatever we can to keep the virus from spreading in nursing homes and to prepare and equip staff so that they can protect residents and themselves.

AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network, or the Network is a partnership of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and Project ECHO to support nursing homes around the country in their fight to protect residents and staff from COVID-19. The Network leverages the lead federal agency for improving healthcare quality and safety with the country’s foremost experts on quality improvement and a globally recognized model for scaling up health expertise quickly in communities. Through the Network, we will be part of a virtual community of practice with a laser focus on reducing the rates of suffering and death from COVID-19 in nursing homes around the country. Our team at ECHO-Chicago at University of Chicago in collaboration with Project HOPE has joined the Network as a training center to support this program. Using “all teach, all learn”  model as our foundation, we will run 16-session interactive COVID-19 sessions where our expert team will share best practices and case-based learning to support the on-the-ground efforts of nursing home staff. Staff will learn from experts and from each other, and the expert team will gain valuable insights from the direct experience of community providers. We will also provide rapid response guidance for any nursing home that sees a sudden increase in COVID-19.

 

Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include:

  • Preventing and Limiting the Spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes
  • Infection Prevention and Management: Guidance and Practical Approaches for Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during COVID-19
  • Infection Prevention and Management: Approaches to Cohorting during COVID-19
  • Infection Prevention and Management: Promoting Solutions for Making the Built Environment Safer During COVID-19
  • Infection Prevention and Management: Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Homes
  • COVID-19 Community Transmission and Nursing Home Screening Strategies
  • Staff Returning to Work Safely during COVID-19
  • Inter-professional Team Management of Mild cases of COVID-19
  • Advance Care Planning in the time of COVID-19
  • Promoting Safe Care Transitions during COVID-19 – Admissions, Discharges and Transfers
  • Promoting Safe Visitation and Nursing Home Re-opening during COVID-19
  • The Role of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in managing and Supporting Residents and Families during COVID-19
  • Managing Social Isolation during COVID 19: Perspectives on Staff and Residents
  • Supporting the Emotional Well-being of Staff Caring for Residents during COVID-19
  • Effective Leadership and Communication during COVID-19

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