Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
- COVID-19 Nursing Home Data has been updated again. Currently on display is data for week ending August 2, 2020.
- Iowa Guidance on Phased Easing of Restrictions for Long-Term Care Facilities was most recently updated on August 10, 2020. Prior to that, the guidance carried an update of June 30, 2020. The June 30th version contained a category identified as Non-Medically Necessary Trips for each of the 3 phases. That category has been renamed as Medical Trips Outside the Facility. Appendix D FAQs remain the same as those in the June 30th version of the guidance.
- CDC’s Assessing Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19 Illness shows as being updated August 10, 2020. I’m not certain what’s been updated. This is a great resource to bookmark and check periodically, especially for assessment purposes.
- Presentation slides for Transparency: Resident and Family Notification, Department of Health and Other Notifications for the August 13, 2020 National Nursing Home Training session. The recording should be available next week.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: To provide more options to view these important Nursing Home Trainings, we are moving to an on-demand, pre-recorded format.
The first session, Cohorting Strategies, will be available on this page, August 20th at 4pm ET.
Live Q&A Sessions will be available on a bi-weekly basis to address questions and answers. The first of these hour-long sessions will begin August 27th at 4pm E.T. Registration is required. To register, please click here. Additional information about the program is also available.