Nursing Home COVID Action Network ECHO

This series meets Thursday (weekly) from 8-9AM MT (with optional 9-9:30AM Q&A to follow).


This free, 16-week series is designed to advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety and infection control in Colorado nursing homes. Session topics include PPE best practices, infection control practices, minimizing spread, clinical management of asymptomatic and mild cases of COVID-19 and managing social isolation. Participants will have access to experts in infection control, patient safety, quality improvement and nursing home operations along with a library of implementation resources.

This series is supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and is offered in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). ECHO Colorado is participating in the Network as an official Training Center for nursing homes.

Nursing homes eligible to receive funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) that actively participate in the 16-week Network training can receive up to $6,000 in compensation for participating (2-4 team members per site must attend 13 of 16 sessions).

CME: This series, with the first of 16 sessions beginning on November 12, 2020, will be reviewed and acceptable for up to 6.0 credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity (1.0 credit per session).

Calendar invitations: You will be receiving a calendar invite for sessions from 8-9am, please block an additional 30 mins after the session (9-9:30am) in your calendars for time to be able to ask questions.


Session/Title Date
1 - Preventing and Limiting the Spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes 11/12/2020
2 - Guidance and Practical Approaches for Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during COVID-19 11/19/2020
3 - Approaches to Cohorting during COVID-19 12/3/2020
4 - Promoting Solutions for Making the Built Environment Safer During COVID-19 12/10/2020
5 - Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting during COVID-19 12/17/2020
6 - COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Homes 1/7/2021
7 - COVID-19 Community Transmission and Nursing Home Screening Strategies 1/14/2021
8 - Staff Returning to Work Safely during COVID-19 1/21/2021
9 - Interprofessional Team Management of Mild cases of COVID-19 1/28/2021
10 - Advance Care Planning in the time of COVID-19 2/4/2021
11 - Promoting Safe Care Transitions during COVID-19 – Admissions, Discharges and Transfers 2/11/2021
12 - Promoting Safe Visitation and Nursing Home Re-opening during COVID-19 2/18/2021
13 - The Role of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in managing and Supporting Residents and Families during COVID-19 2/25/2021
14 - Managing Social Isolation during COVID 19: Perspectives on Staff and Residents 3/4/2021
15 - Supporting the Emotional Well-being of Staff Caring for Residents during COVID-19 3/11/2021
16 - Effective Leadership and Communication during COVID-19 3/18/2021
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