Online Resources for COVID-19 Vaccines

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultants – Briggs Healthcare The following vaccine resources were cited in the May 11, 2021 … QSO-21-19-NH: COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs and Reference Materials for Healthcare Professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/downloads/COVID-19-ClinicalTraining-and-Resources-for-HCPs.pdfImmunization Action Coalition – for education and implementation materials: https://www.immunize.org/handouts/covid19-vaccines.asp  CDC’s Clinical Resources for COVID-19 Vaccine:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html   Long-Term Care Facilities COVID-19 Vaccination (landing page…… Continue reading Online Resources for COVID-19 Vaccines

Breaking News: CMS Expanding Efforts to Grow COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake Amongst Nation’s Most Vulnerable

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS issued this Press Release this morning – May 11, 2021.  It carries the same title as this blog. “As part of the ongoing response to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and to improve health care access and reduce the risk of severe illness and death from…… Continue reading Breaking News: CMS Expanding Efforts to Grow COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake Amongst Nation’s Most Vulnerable

Recently Updated COVID-19 Information/Guidance

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes … Version 21 is the latest version, updated in April 2021.   It Includes recent information and guidance on vaccinations to prevent infection with influenza virus, pneumococcus, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Unanswered Questions:…… Continue reading Recently Updated COVID-19 Information/Guidance

CDC, CMS and NHSN COVID-19 Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for week ending April 25, 2021.  Cases and deaths for both residents and staff continue to stabilize and remain much improved since the vaccination programs in LTCFs and overall communities began.  Keep working on getting folks vaccinated –…… Continue reading CDC, CMS and NHSN COVID-19 Updates

Community Champions Video Launch (CMS)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On May 5, 2021, as a part of CMS’ ongoing COVID response efforts to support the long-term care community, we debuted our first social media videos highlighting staff, also referred to as Community Champions, who moved from being initially uncertain about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to…… Continue reading Community Champions Video Launch (CMS)

Latest COVID-19 Data Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the latest LTC COVID-19 data – week ending April 18, 2021.  CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker shows this LTCF data as of early morning April 30, 2021: NHSN data as of April 26, 2021: