COVID-19 Lessons Learned and Preparedness
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7/15/2020 to 8/6/2020
When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
2:00- 3:30 pm
Where: United States
Contact: Doreen Napoli
203-774-4941


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3 sessions:

·         Part 1: COVID-19 Preparedness: The Wave of the Future (90 min)  July 15th (2-3:30pm)

·         Part 2: COVID-19 Preparedness: Provider Strategies for PPE and Staffing (60 min) July 30th (2-3pm)

·         Part 3: COVID-19 Preparedness: Provider Strategies for Communication, Education and Care Coordination (60 min) August 6th (2-3pm)

Summary:

What’s next?  Some experts have forecasted a potential "second wave" of coronavirus cases in the fall or next winter, while some say we’re still in the midst of “first wave.”  Providers of care in the home need to remain vigilant and prepared to safely care for patients with COVID-19.

·         Part 1: COVID-19 Preparedness: The Wave of the Future (90 min):  Join Infection Prevention and Control Home Care expert Mary McGoldrick as she reviews updated recommendations from the CDC and others, and provides practical, evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies necessary to further prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the home and community-based settings.

·         Part 2: COVID-19 Preparedness: Provider Strategies for PPE and Staffing (60 min):  Hear from 3 CT providers as they address strategies for PPE and staffing management to better prepare you for future pandemic crises.  Included in this session will be PPE management, ordering, distribution, and appropriate usage as well as staffing management with respect to cohorting, scheduling during shortages and knowing how to utilize your staff’s skillsets for maximum triage and assignments.

·         Part 3: COVID-19 Preparedness: Provider Strategies for Communication, Education and Care Coordination (60 min):  Once again, 3 CT providers will share their strategies for optimal communication, education and care coordination.  Included in this session will be specifics for staff communication such as emails, texts, virtual meetings, huddles—how to best communicate clear, concise messages.  Education regarding current guidance that changes daily is one of the biggest challenges during a crisis—these providers will offer successful techniques to ensure understanding and compliance.  Lastly, our speakers will cover successful ways to ensure care coordination both within your agency and with your care partners across the continuum. 

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe infection prevention and control strategies to protect the staff and prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the home. 
  2. Describe best practice recommendations for managing PPE/supplies, staffing, communication, education and care coordination.
  3. More effectively prepare for the potential of COVID-19 resurgence when caring for a patient with COVID-19 in the home.