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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.

When

Virtual sessions meet 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.

Audience

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.

Cost

Participation in ECHO Idaho is free for clinicians and organizations. 

Registration

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 Continuing Education, including CE for Nursing Home Administrators" below.

Benefits

  • 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 Continuing Education, including CE for Nursing Home Administrators: ECHO Idaho offers free continuing education (CE) credits. Final acceptance rests with the state board. To claim continuing education credit and provide feedback, please complete this post-session evaluation survey.

The Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses recognizes the University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program as an approved provider of continuing education for nursing home administrators. To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board.

The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs, NPs, RNs, CADC/ACADC/CPS, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists and others: Learn how ECHO Idaho can help support your continuing education needs here.


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: 208-364-4698

Fax: 208-364-3178

Email: echoidaho@uidaho.edu