Issue: June 16, 2020

Published on June 16, 2020

Articles in this issue:

NYSDOH Webinar Announcement: June 17, 2020 Webinar at 10:00 a.m.

Author: Nancy Leveille and Jackie Pappalardi* Published in Clinical & Quality

The DOH is holding their weekly Staffing Survey Webinar tomorrow at 10 am. See attached for full information.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

DOH: DAL 20-06 Heat Advisory

Author: Nancy Leveille and Jackie Pappalardi* Published in Clinical & Quality

DOH re-issued their heat Advisory DAL as the temperatures this week are rising!

DAL 20-06 Heat Advisory has been posted to the DOH Website and the Health Commerce System.

https://health.ny.gov/professionals/nursing_home_administrator/letters.htm

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

NYSHFA/NYSCAL Weekly Town Hall Call – June 18th

Author: Jackie Pappalardi* Published in Clinical & Quality

The next NYSHFA-NYSCAL weekly Town Hall Call will take place on Thursday, June 18th from 11:00am-11:30am. Topics include an Update and Tips for Successful Infection Control Focused Surveys by Linda Elizaitis, CMS Compliance Group, Inc. 

Call-in Number: 1-800-220-9875 Passcode: 14227658# 

We are listening to your requests to receive information as quickly as possible. The weekly Town Hall Calls provide you with information on key topics as well as, to offer you an opportunity to get questions answered and/or receive clarification. For future topics most important to your needs, please send us the top 2-3 topics and/or concerns you want information on at this time. Please send your ideas to Jackie Pappalardi (jpappalardi@NYSHFA-NYSCAL.org).

DOH: COVID 19 Update Webinar - June 18th

Author: Nancy Leveille and Jackie Pappalardi* Published in Clinical & Quality

Please join the NYS Department of Health Thursday, June 18th at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for a COVID-19 update for healthcare providers. 

To accommodate the large number of participants, find our webinar streaming via YouTube Live (and available for viewing immediately thereafter) on the NYSDOH COVID website for providers: 

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/weekly-healthcare-provider-update 

For audio only, please dial-in: 844-512-2950 and access code: 5161819

For questions: Please send an e-mail to bcdc@health.ny.gov.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

CMS: Managing COVID Positive Residents Training Call – June 18th

Author: Nancy Leveille and Jackie Pappalardi* Published in Clinical & Quality

Please join CMS for the Managing COVID Positive Residents Training call on June 18th.

Topic: Clinical Care: Managing COVID Positive Residents

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Advance Registration Required: Register here. Note: Once you register, you will receive an email with your individual link to join the webcast. The link you receive will only work for one user. Please forward this email to other team members if you would like them to attend so they can register.)

Audience:

Open to nursing home leaders, clinical and administrative staff members and others interested in nursing home infection prevention in the era of COVID-19.

Event Description:

The National Nursing Home Training Series is brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the QIO Program, a national network of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) serving every state and territory. Every Thursday through July 2020, we’re bringing you a one-hour live webinar featuring experts on different aspects of infection prevention in the nursing home setting.

Invitations are distributed weekly for each training in the series. Sign up here for updates. Miss a training? View recordings, slides and resources on QIOProgram.org.

This Week’s Topic:

Clinical Care: Managing COVID Positive Residents

The clinical management of COVID positive and presumed COVID positive residents requires understanding the various disease trajectories and having appropriate plans of care in place that align with each residents’ goals and preferences. It also requires working with medical directors and clinicians to have the needed medications and other treatments available. This webinar will review the key considerations for the clinical management of COVID positive and presumed COVID positive residents.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

CMS COVID-19 Accomplishments

Author: Nancy Leveille and Jackie Pappalardi* Published in Clinical & Quality

Attached please find a document of CMS’ COVID-19 accomplishments. 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16