About the Course
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.
Directors of Nursing
Medical Staff Directors
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.
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.