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AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

Comagine Health is providing training and mentorship to nursing homes in Alabama, Florida and Washington to advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety and infection control. As an ECHO Hub, we are working with nursing facilities to:

  • Prevent COVID-19 from entering nursing homes
  • Prevent greater spread if the virus is already in a facility
  • Share best-practice care and treatment for residents who test positive for COVID-19
  • Ensure residents who are dying from COVID-19 can safely receive visitors
  • Protect and support staff by ensuring best-practice safety measures so they build confidence in their work and feel safe from infection

This work is part of a partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Project ECHO and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

Please contact us if you have questions.

 


Tools & Resources

We will email tools, resources and videos to participants after each session. You can also get these items from the IHI Higher Logic Community Platform (registration required).

Find more materials in our library:


Alabama

Alabama Cohort 1

Meets Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. CT

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lf-2orDwuGN00E680UlOMQ0ifvGTFEQJP

Meeting ID: 998 8402 7429

  • Session 1: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
  • Session 2: Dec. 1
  • Session 3: Dec. 8
  • Session 4: Dec. 15
  • No session on Dec. 22
  • Session 5: Dec. 29
  • Session 6: Jan. 5, 2021
  • Session 7: Jan. 12
  • Session 8: Jan. 19
  • Session 9: Jan. 26
  • Session 10: Feb. 2
  • Session 11: Feb. 9
  • Session 12: Feb. 16
  • Session 13: Feb. 23
  • Session 14: March 2
  • Session 15: March 9
  • Session 16: March 16


Please contact us if you have questions.

Alabama Cohort 2

Meets Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. CT

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEud-urrDMiE9HR3GVcelacxkIT48uCbN36

Meeting ID: 953 0232 8895

  • Session 1: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
  • Session 2: Dec. 2
  • Session 3: Dec. 9
  • Session 4: Dec. 16
  • No session on Dec. 23
  • Session 5: Dec. 30
  • Session 6: Jan. 6, 2021
  • Session 7: Jan. 13
  • Session 8: Jan. 20
  • Session 9: Jan. 27
  • Session 10: Feb. 3
  • Session 11: Feb. 10
  • Session 12: Feb. 17
  • Session 13: Feb. 24
  • Session 14: Mar. 3
  • Session 15: Mar. 10
  • Session 16: Mar. 17


Please contact us if you have questions.

Alabama Cohort 3

Meets Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. CT

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMucuCrrTwqHtXCwMWa2KF86MWlsRtETl-J

Meeting ID: 973 5933 7041

  • Session 1: Nov. 19, 2020
  • Session 2: Dec. 3
  • Session 3: Dec. 10
  • Session 4: Dec. 17
  • No session on Dec. 24
  • Session 5: Dec. 31
  • Session 6: Jan. 7, 2021
  • Session 7: Jan. 14
  • Session 8: Jan. 21
  • Session 9: Jan. 28
  • Session 10: Feb. 4
  • Session 11: Feb. 11
  • Session 12: Feb. 18
  • Session 13: Feb. 25
  • Session 14: March 4
  • Session 15: March 11
  • Session 16: March 18


Please contact us if you have questions.


Florida

Florida Cohort 1

Meets Fridays, 1-2:30 p.m. ET

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvdOGoqj0vHNOIlpIiujgJSBrd1RJUtdve

Meeting ID: 922 3804 6567

  • Session 1: Oct. 30, 2020
  • Session 2: Nov. 6
  • Session 3: Nov. 13
  • Session 4: Nov. 20
  • Session 5: Dec. 4
  • Session 6: Dec. 11
  • Session 7: Dec. 18
  • No session on Dec. 25
  • Session 8: Jan. 8, 2021
  • Session 9: Jan. 15
  • Session 10: Jan. 22
  • Session 11: Jan. 29
  • Session 12: Feb. 5
  • Session 13: Feb. 12
  • Session 14: Feb. 19
  • Session 15: Feb. 26
  • Session 16: March 5


Please contact us if you have questions.

Florida Cohort 2

Meets Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. ET

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsc-mpqjMoGt2SvmlHXIzkGPY0wrcsH6KC

Meeting ID: 961 4014 8209

  • Session 1: Nov. 10, 2020
  • Session 2: Nov. 17
  • Session 3: Dec. 1
  • Session 4: Dec. 8
  • Session 5: Dec. 15
  • No session on Dec. 22
  • Session 6: Dec. 29
  • Session 7: Jan. 5, 2021
  • Session 8: Jan. 12
  • Session 9: Jan. 19
  • Session 10: Jan. 26
  • Session 11: Feb. 2
  • Session 12: Feb. 9
  • Session 13: Feb. 16
  • Session 14: Feb. 23
  • Session 15: March 2
  • Session 16: March 9


Please contact us if you have questions.

Florida Cohort 3

Meets Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. ET

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYscOqsrjkjG9H1qs-MWlq_mC2BKUH95XK3

Meeting ID: 921 7340 2915

  • Session 1: Nov. 11, 2020
  • Session 2: Nov. 18
  • Session 3: Dec. 2
  • Session 4: Dec. 9
  • Session 5: Dec. 16
  • No session on Dec. 23
  • Session 6: Dec. 30
  • Session 7: Jan. 6, 2021
  • Session 8: Jan. 13
  • Session 9: Jan. 20
  • Session 10: Jan. 27
  • Session 11: Feb. 3
  • Session 12: Feb. 10
  • Session 13: Feb. 17
  • Session 14: Feb. 24
  • Session 15: March 3
  • Session 16: March 10


Please contact us if you have questions.

Florida Cohort 4

Meets Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m. ET

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwufu2hrDspG9whTD93WxaB-QXlwiy9dg9W

Meeting ID: 983 9492 0318

  • Session 1: Nov. 12, 2020
  • Session 2: Nov. 19
  • Session 3: Dec. 3
  • Session 4: Dec. 10
  • Session 5: Dec. 17
  • No session on Dec. 24
  • Session 6: Dec. 31
  • Session 7: Jan. 7, 2021
  • Session 8: Jan. 14
  • Session 9: Jan. 21
  • Session 10: Jan. 28
  • Session 11: Feb. 4
  • Session 12: Feb. 11
  • Session 13: Feb. 18
  • Session 14: Feb. 25
  • Session 15: March 4
  • Session 16: March 11


Please contact us if you have questions.

Florida Cohort 5

Meets Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. ET

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscu-prDsuG9GIYpWOhUJfUKdEJpdZ93Ry

Meeting ID: 981 5612 0415

  • Session 1: Nov. 12, 2020
  • Session 2: Nov. 19
  • Session 3: Dec. 3
  • Session 4: Dec. 10
  • Session 5: Dec. 17
  • No session on Dec. 24
  • Session 6: Dec. 31
  • Session 7: Jan. 7, 2021
  • Session 8: Jan. 14
  • Session 9: Jan. 21
  • Session 10: Jan. 28
  • Session 11: Feb. 4
  • Session 12: Feb. 11
  • Session 13: Feb. 18
  • Session 14: Feb. 25
  • Session 15: March 4
  • Session 16: March 11


Please contact us if you have questions.

Florida Cohort 6

Meets Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. ET

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckf-GgrzgiGNCAYevQXV4faBpT_WiiRd86

Meeting ID: 939 8881 3824

  • Session 1: Nov. 17, 2020
  • Session 2: Nov. 24
  • Session 3: Dec. 1
  • Session 4: Dec. 8
  • Session 5: Dec. 15
  • No session on Dec. 22
  • Session 6: Dec. 29
  • Session 7: Jan. 5, 2021
  • Session 8: Jan. 12
  • Session 9: Jan. 19
  • Session 10: Jan. 26
  • Session 11: Feb. 2
  • Session 12: Feb. 9
  • Session 13: Feb. 16
  • Session 14: Feb. 23
  • Session 15: March 2
  • Session 16: March 9


Please contact us if you have questions.


Washington

Washington Cohort 1

Meets Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m. PT

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqd-yoqDgpEtJWcPycaY6sJeGd4YIO7dvE

Meeting ID: 917 0506 3386

  • Session 1: Nov. 23, 2020
  • Session 2: Nov. 30
  • Session 3: Dec. 7
  • Session 4: Dec. 14
  • Session 5: Dec. 21
  • Session 6: Dec. 28
  • Session 7: Jan. 4, 2021
  • Session 8: Jan. 11
  • No session on Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Session 9: Jan. 25
  • Session 10: Feb. 1
  • Session 11: Feb. 8
  • No session on Feb. 15 (Presidents Day)
  • Session 12: Feb. 22
  • Session 13: March 1
  • Session 14: March 8
  • Session 15: March 15
  • Session 16: March 22


Please contact us if you have questions.

Washington Cohort 2

Meets Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. PT

https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtcO2rqjsjHd1lZUT4hcQ6trx8G0bCg_nA

Meeting ID: 950 7434 0979

  • Session 1: Monday, Nov. 23, 2020
  • Session 2: Dec. 1
  • Session 3: Dec. 8
  • Session 4: Dec. 15
  • No session on Dec. 22
  • Session 5: Dec. 29
  • Session 6: Jan. 5, 2021
  • Session 7: Jan. 12
  • Session 8: Jan. 19
  • Session 9: Jan. 26
  • Session 10: Feb. 2
  • Session 11: Feb. 9
  • Session 12: Feb. 16
  • Session 13: Feb. 23
  • Session 14: March 2
  • Session 15: March 9
  • Session 16: March 16


Please contact us if you have questions.


Compensation

Nursing homes that participate in the program are eligible for $6,000 compensation. To qualify for compensation, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least two staff members participate in your program cohort. Certified Nurse Assistants are highly recommended to attend.
  • Attend 13 out of 16 training sessions. Because of the value of peer learning to the ECHO Model, we strongly encourage nursing home staff to attend live training sessions. However, we understand that during a pandemic, this may not be possible.
  • Certify that you are eligible to receive HHS Cares Act Provider Relief Fund announced on Aug. 27, 2020, and that you accept the terms and conditions of that payment
  • Certify that you accept the terms and conditions required for receiving the $6,000 training participation

Project ECHO at the University of New Mexico will issue compensation payments to nursing homes after the 16-week program is completed. In order to receive payment, you must:

Project ECHO will verify attendance records with Comagine Health.

If you have questions about compensation, please send an email to ECHONursingHome@salud.unm.edu.


Session Topics

  • Session 1
    Program Introduction / Preventing and Limiting the Spread of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
  • Session 2
    Infection Prevention and Management: Guidance and Practical Approaches for Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During COVID-19
  • Session 3
    Infection Prevention and Management: Approaches to Cohorting During COVID-19
  • Session 4
    Infection Prevention and Management: Promoting Solutions for Making the Built Environment Safer During COVID-19
  • Session 5
    Infection Prevention and Management: Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting During COVID-19
  • Session 6
    COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Homes
  • Session 7
    COVID-19 Community Transmission and Nursing Home Screening Strategies
  • Session 8
    Staff Returning to Work Safely During COVID-19
  • Session 9
    Interprofessional Team Management of Mild Cases of COVID-19
  • Session 10
    Advance Care Planning in the Time of COVID-19
  • Session 11
    Promoting Safe Care Transitions During COVID-19 — Admissions, Discharges and Transfers
  • Session 12
    Promoting Safe Visitation and Nursing Home Re-Opening during COVID-19
  • Session 13
    The Role of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in Managing and Supporting Residents and Families During COVID-19
  • Session 14
    Managing Social Isolation During COVID-19: Perspectives on Staff and Residents
  • Session 15
    Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Staff Caring for Residents During COVID-19
  • Session 16
    Effective Leadership and Communication During COVID-19


Session topics are subject to change.