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About the Course

Brief Description

Simplifying the Management of COVID-19 in Skilled Nursing Homes is an online program where the guidance and regulations regarding long-term facility COVID-19 plan help ensure the protection of residents, staff and the facility will be reviewed.


Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, participant will be able to

  • Describe current management of COVID-19, including measures to:

    • Protect your residents​

    • Protect yourself, your staff and your family

    • Protect your facility with respect to regulations and guidelines

  • Clarify the different testing modalities for COVID-19

  • Identify "fake COVID-19 news" and describe how to interpret and analyze it


Who Should Attend This Course

This course is an advanced course for Infection Preventionists (IPs) in Long-Term Care.  Its focus is on the management of COVID-19 in LTCFs.

  • Infection Preventionists

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Administrators​

  • Licensed Nurses

  • Pharmacists

  • Medical Staff Directors


Course Content

A brief overview of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected skilled nursing facilities will be given and terms used will be discussed and defined.

Strategies for protecting the residents and staff will be presented. These will include implementation of Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions and guidance regarding cohorting residents and staff.

The procedure for fit-testing of N95 respirators will be reviewed to enable facilities to perform fit-testing of staff.

There is a plethora of guidance and regulations that have come out of the pandemic. This program will enable participants to navigate the maze of guidelines and regulations that apply to long-term care facilities. Some of the ramifications for non-compliance will be addressed.

What to do when news headlines contradict current science and guidance will be discussed.


Online Classroom Learning

Persons selecting this option will attend an online class. The complete class must be attended for full continuing education credits. Online chats and discussions will offer the participants an opportunity to interact directly with the course faculty.

Simplifying the Management of COVID-19 in SNFs

Price

$149

Duration

1 day - 3 hours

Your Instructors

Dolly Greene & Nancy Parris

Dolly Greene and Nancy Parris are both Registered Nurses and Certified in Infection Control (CIC) and have extensive experience in Infection Prevention and Control in long-term care.

Dolly Greene & Nancy Parris
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