Version 11 – Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in NHs Available

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

The latest version – 11 of this toolkit was recently posted.

This version is 186 pages, up 10 pages from Version 10.   This toolkit catalogs the many innovative solutions designed at the state level to protect our nation’s vulnerable nursing home residents during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  Beginning with this new 11th edition (October 2020), the toolkit includes up-to-date information, guidance, and innovative programs designed to increase vaccine use against influenza virus, pneumococcus (bacterium), and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

[NOTE: the bolded verbiage in the above paragraph is new.  It was not present in the previous versions.  Also new in this version is that there is no mention of Key Words Index in the TOC, but that Index is present at the end of the Toolkit.]