ECHO Series: National Nursing Home Covid-19 Action Network
Registration for this TeleECHO event is now closed.
See the press release about this project at http://www.kumc.edu/news-listing-page/nursing_home_echo.html
Attention Kansas Nursing Homes:
Join KUMC Project ECHO for the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network.
This initiative is a collaboration between the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Project ECHO, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control in nursing homes.
Our team at the University of Kansas Medical Center is participating in the Network as an official training center for nursing homes. We will serve as a virtual community of practice for nursing home staff to engage with experts and their peers and share cases for real-time discussion and advice.
Network sessions will begin the week of November 9th and run for 16 sessions using the ECHO model, an "all teach, all learn" methodology developed around case-based learning and active engagement. ECHO's virtual guided practice approach has gained significant traction both nationally and globally as a core learning strategy for education and training in healthcare.
Nursing homes participating in this national program will work with Project ECHO toward the following goals:
- Preventing COVID-19 from entering nursing homes via staff, visitors, and patients.
- Should the virus enter the nursing home, preventing greater spread among patients, staff, and visitors.
- Providing best-practice care and treatment for patients who test positive for COVID-19.
- Protecting staff from infection and ensuring best-practice safety measures, to help staff build confidence in their work, feel safe from infection, and support staff retention.
- Ensuring that patients who are dying from COVID-19 can safely receive
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