Recent CMS and AHRQ Updates to COVID-19 Information

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

CMS has updated the Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes.  This is Version 23.

Here’s a reminder of what’s included in the Toolkit:

AHRQ’s new Nursing Home Vaccine Administration Records for Staff and Residents help users collect, record and file necessary information on COVID-19 vaccinations. A pair of single-page record-keeping tools allows nursing home staff to collect information on every resident and staff member who is offered the COVID-19 vaccine. The forms, which can be used electronically or as a paper record, capture the vaccine manufacturer, injection dates, adverse reactions, administration location and whether the vaccine is declined. Instructions explain how to enter the data into either version of tool.