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COVID-19 Safety for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

Residents, staff and administrators of post-acute and long-term care settings are faced with distinct challenges when it comes to COVID-19 preparedness, safety, infection control and reopening.

This ECHO Idaho series unites you virtually with peers and experts to learn current best practices and help to tackle the distinct emotional, physical and operational challenges that COVID-19 introduces in post-acute and long-term care settings.

Join this interactive and engaged community to help advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness and prevention throughout Idaho. Registering for this series arms you and your organization with information, skills and resources that are immediately applicable. It also connects you with a network of specialists and colleagues to gain insight on complicated challenges.


This series took place Nov. 3, 2020 through Aug. 24, 2021

Virtual sessions met every Tuesday

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Pacific time / 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Mountain time.

ECHO Idaho's full series schedule is available here.


COVID-19 Safety for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care is designed for clinicians who work with geriatric populations, including those in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, critical access hospitals and swing beds, health centers, hospice, and home health/home care.

Session Structure

Utilizing curriculum and content provided by the ECHO Institute, ECHO Idaho will host weekly 90-minute Zoom sessions based on the following framework:

CDC and Epidemiology Updates (30 minutes)

Patient Case Presentation and Discussion (30 minutes)

  • Discuss real cases and systems issues for guided best practice and technical assistance with our specialist panel and session participants.

Didactic Lecture Presentations (30 minutes)

  • Topics will include: Post-vaccination practices, emotional and organizational support for staff, ongoing compliance for vaccination and testing, addressing and supporting the needs for residents and families or care partners and more.


Participation in ECHO Idaho is free for clinicians and organizations. 


Please register here for ongoing sessions.

Once you register, you’ll receive convenient, day-of Zoom access direct to your inbox – join us as your schedule allows.

Not a fan of emails? Sign up for day-of reminder texts for these sessions.

Remember, you may claim continuing education up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and receive a certificate by completing a survey for each live session attended. See “No-Cost Accredited Continuing Education" below.


  • Professional Development: Gain additional skills and competencies about post-vaccination practices, sustain infection prevention and leadership in post-acute and long-term care settings.
  • Creating Community: Attending ECHO Idaho gives you a chance to connect with colleagues across Idaho to brainstorm and learn about best practices for working with residents in post-acute and long-term care settings.
  • Increased Patient Satisfaction: Residents in post-acute and long-term care settings and their families can trust that the clinician team has the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 safety. Get fresh ideas about addressing and supporting resident and family or care partner needs, combatting resident depression, fear and feelings of isolation.
  • Improved Quality of Care: Increase your knowledge and self-efficacy. Build resilience to reduce personal burnout and staff exhaustion. Find a community that understands what you go through every day.
  • No-Cost Accredited Continuing Education: ECHO Idaho offers free accredited continuing education credits (CE). CE credit is available for participating in live sessions only, not for watching recorded sessions. To learn about a session's CE offerings, claim CE and provide feedback, please log in to Eeds. To learn more about the University of Idaho, WWAMI’s continuing education accreditation and offerings, visit our CE webpage.

ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program. This project was funded under Contract No. 75Q80120C00003 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The authors of this document are responsible for its content. The content does not necessarily represent the official views of or imply endorsement by AHRQ or HHS.

Contact Project ECHO

Physical Address:

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178