Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
If you subscribe to our blog website, perhaps you’ve seen this recent blog on a webinar that addressed caring for COVID-19 residents in LTC facilities. In that blog, I speak to NETEC and its mission. This group provides great resources “to increase the capability of United States public health and health care systems to safely and effectively manage individuals with suspected and confirmed special pathogens” (their mission statement).
NETEC is offering 2 webinars next week that speak to supply management and inventory control. This is a 2-parter that is being held on Wednesday, August 5th and Friday, August 7th at noon ET.
In this webinar, participants will foster effective team strategies to assist in problem-solving to collectively control inventory and supply chain needs during the coronavirus pandemic, integrate approaches for optimizing PPE supply when caring for patients with COVID-19 including CAPRs/ PAPRs, masks, face shields, and other essential supplies and discuss options for product substitution while maintaining a safe clinical environment as derived from case-based scenarios.
Register HERE for Part 1.
In this webinar, participants will discuss the principles of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and other innovative approaches to assist with making informed decisions related to COVID-19 preparedness, mitigation, and response. Participants will also learn how to articulate creative ways to manage reusable and disposable supplies and how to approach the need for substitution during the pandemic crisis. The vetting processes for supplies received, including managing donations while maintaining safety and infection control measures, will also be discussed.
Register HERE for Part 2.
If you missed previous NETEC webinar, check out their Education and Training webpage. Scroll down that page to view on-demand webinars. Here are two that I recommend for LTC staff: