Leadership, Management and Safe Operations – AHRQ COVID-19 Resources

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

During April 2021, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) created a landing page that is filled with resources to assist LTCFs.  It’s a website you’ll want to bookmark and check periodically for additional information.

“Nursing home administrators and others may benefit from the following specific resources that address leadership, management and safe operations.”

Staff & Resident Well-Being:

Addressing Social Isolation for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Crisis
This document describes various state-based approaches to addressing social isolation in older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASPR TRACIE Mini Modules to Relieve Stress for Healthcare Workers Responding to COVID-19
These mini-modules are designed to help healthcare workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic relieve stress.

Compassionate Care Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis
This resource provides guidance on compassionate care during COVID-19.

Effective Tools for Practicing Self-Compassion and Self Care in the Time of COVID-19
This webinar recording provides tools that nurses can use to help maintain mental well-being while caring for COVID-19 patients.

Managing Anxiety and Grief in the time of COVID-19 for Direct Care Staff
This session for direct care staff offers tips to manage stress and cope with grief.

Managing Anxiety and Grief in the time of COVID-19—Administrators
This session for administrators provides tips to effectively manage stress and suggestions for coping with grief.

Taking Care of You: Tips for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
This resource for residents of long-term care facilities provides tips for self-care, dealing with stress, and more.

Tips for Healthcare Professionals: Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue
​This resource provides tips for healthcare professionals on stress and compassion fatigue, as well as signs of distress.

Staffing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guide for Nursing Home Leaders 
This resource guide outlines steps to reduce or eliminate urgent staff shortages, particularly shortages of direct care workers.

Strengthening Families as They Reunite in Uncertain Times
This on-demand webinar discusses moving forward during the pandemic while supporting loved ones and focuses on visitation in long-term care.

Safe Operations:

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) COVID-19 Response Resources Hub
This CAPC resource hub has tools, technical assistance, clinical training, and convening opportunities to help your organization in the middle of a COVID-19 surge or planning ahead.

Cohorting Residents to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
​​This document provides guidance on cohorting in order to reduce the exposure of residents without COVID-19.

Guidance on Protecting Individuals Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities
This document provides recommendations for establishing a long-term care support team within local government for COVID-19 preparedness and response.

Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist for Transport and Arrival of Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19
Frontline healthcare personnel can use this checklist to evaluate patients for COVID-19.

Strengthening Families as They Reunite in Uncertain Times
This on-demand webinar discusses moving forward during the pandemic while supporting loved ones and focuses on visitation in long-term care.

Track the Status of Nursing Home Visits in Your State
Families and visitors can use this interactive map to see nursing home visitation guidance by State.