Recent Updated COVID-19 Guidance

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

  • In Case You Missed It … the June 16, 2020 Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) – Applying COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Strategies in Nursing Homes. During this COCA Call, presenters discussed how to apply infection prevention and control guidance for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that are preparing for and responding to COVID-19.  To listen to the recorded session, go to: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2020/callinfo_061620.asp?deliveryName=USCDC_425-DM31399      
  • Management of Visitors to Healthcare Facilities in the Context of COVID-19: Non-US Healthcare Settings was updated by CDC on June 28, 2020.  “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with international partners to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CDC provides technical assistance to help other countries increase their ability to prevent, detect, and respond to health threats, including COVID-19.”  This website has numerous recommendations and resources as well as a training slide deck for non-US healthcare facilities that US facilities may find helpful in addition to other CDC guidance.
  • Training for Healthcare Professionals webpage was updated June 26, 2020. As with most of the June 28, 2020 updates, there is no summary of what was added or updated.  This website does have a wealth of information regarding training on these topics:
  • Clinical Care & Infection Control (includes the link to the self-paced online Nursing Home Preventionist Training Course)
    • PPE (includes safe donning and doffing video and healthcare respiratory protection resources)
    • Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (includes social distancing)
    • Emergency Preparedness and Response
      • Hurricane Preparedness
      • Psychological First Aid  
      • Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication
      • Public Health Emergency Law Online Training
      • Reproductive Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response
      • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
      • Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses (a self-paced online course)
      • COVID-19 in Animals
      • COVID-19 Trainings on TRAIN