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These documents are not intended to replace the informed judgment of individual physicians, nurses or other clinicians nor are they intended as  statements of prevailing community standards or minimum standards of practice. They are suggested methods and techniques for achieving optimal health care, not minimum standards below which residents necessarily would be placed at risk.

COVID-19 Webinars

COVID-19 Q&A Webinar #1 replay

COVID-19 Q&A Webinar #2 replay

Our latest webinar, "Not If But When", was developed to assist you, the provider, with the basics of a Pandemic program, crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s because as we all know, start from the basics and work out from there! Available on-demand HERE.

Administration Resources

  • Admission Process/Opening Up COVID-19 v2 (Revised 6/2/20)
    Policy and Procedure to follow for New Admissions during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Admission Process/Opening Up COVID-19 - Spanish v2 (Revised 6/2/20)
    Policy and Procedure to follow for New Admissions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Spanish version)
  • Adult Cardiac Arrest Algorithm for Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients
    An algorithm from the American Heart Association for treating cardiac arrest patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • Care Efficiency Bundling Tasks v1 (Released 5/26/20)
    Consolidate services to limit the number of times we enter a resident's room.
  • Care Efficiency Bundling Tasks - Spanish v1 (Released 5/26/20)
    Consolidate services to limit the number of times we enter a resident's room. (Spanish version)
  • COVID-19 Acknowledgement Liability Waiver v1 (Released 5/22/20)
    When admitting new residents when you have active cases of COVID-19 in your facility, it's a good idea to have the resident sign an acknowledgment and liability waiver. Here is a template you could use and customize it to your facility.
  • COVID-19 Acknowledgement Liability Waiver - Spanish v1 (Released 5/22/20)
    When admitting new residents when you have active cases of COVID-19 in your facility, it's a good idea to have the resident sign an acknowledgment and liability waiver. Here is a template you could use and customize it to your facility. (Spanish version)
  • Dining Recommendations v1 (Released 3/18/20)
    Tips for serving food in your community's dining room during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Dining Recommendations - Spanish v1 (Released 4/13/20)
    Tips for serving food in your community's dining room during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Spanish version)
  • Don't Do This Do That-Notification Requirements v1
    Do's and don'ts for communicating with residents and families regarding cases of COVID-19 at the facility.

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End of Life Resources

  • Advanced Directives Policy & Procedure v1 (Released 4/20/20)
    Each resident has the right to formulate an advance directive, including the right to request, refuse and/or discontinue treatment. This sample policy can be modified to your facility.
  • Advanced Directives Policy & Procedure - Spanish v1 (Released 4/20/20)
    Each resident has the right to formulate an advance directive, including the right to request, refuse and/or discontinue treatment. This sample policy can be modified to your facility. (Spanish version)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) During COVID-19 v1 (Updated 4/22/20)
    Additional precautions are required when performing CPR during this pandemic, use this sample policy & procedure and customize for your facility.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) During COVID-19 - Spanish v1 (Updated 4/22/20)
    Additional precautions are required when performing CPR during this pandemic, use this sample policy & procedure and customize for your facility. (Spanish version)
  • Handling the Body of Persons who Have Died from Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 v1 (Released 4/15/20)
    To date, there is no evidence of persons having been infected from exposure to the body of persons who died from COVID-19. The dignity of the deceased, their cultural and religious traditions/beliefs, and their family will be respected and protected on an individual basis, balancing family wishes and the risk of exposure. The safety and well-being of caregivers who provide post-mortem care is a high priority.
  • Handling the Body of Persons who Have Died from Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 - Spanish v1 (Released 4/17/20)
    To date, there is no evidence of persons having been infected from exposure to the body of persons who died from COVID-19. The dignity of the deceased, their cultural and religious traditions/beliefs, and their family will be respected and protected on an individual basis, balancing family wishes, and the risk of exposure. The safety and well-being of caregivers who provide post-mortem care is a high priority. (Spanish version)
  • Post Mortem Care Policy During COVID-19 v1 (Released 4/15/20)
    The dignity of a resident who has died including their cultural and religious traditions/beliefs and their family will be respected and protected while providing postmortem care to the extent possible during a pandemic. (Spanish version)
  • Post Mortem Care Policy During COVID-19 - Spanish v1 (Released 4/15/20)
    The dignity of a resident who has died including their cultural and religious traditions/beliefs and their family will be respected and protected while providing postmortem care to the extent possible during a pandemic. (Spanish version)
  • Things to Remember: End of Life v1 (Released 4/20/20)
    No one wants to think about end of life, but you should be prepared. Here are some things to remember at this time.
  • Things to Remember: End of Life - Spanish v1 (Released 4/23/20)
    No one wants to think about end of life, but you should be prepared. Here are some things to remember at this time. (Spanish version)

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Infection Control Resources

  • Admitting a Resident with COVID-19 v1 (Released 4/10/20)
    If you are accepting the admission of a resident with suspected or positive COVID, consider the tips outlined here.
  • Admitting a Resident with COVID-19 - Spanish v1 (Released 4/15/20)
    If you are accepting the admission of a resident with suspected or positive COVID, consider the tips outlined here. (Spanish version)
  • Admitting Residents from a Hospital Setting v1 (Released 4/16/20)
    Things to consider when admitting residents from a hospital setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Admitting Residents from a Hospital Setting - Spanish v1 (Released 4/16/20)
    Things to consider when admitting residents from a hospital setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Spanish version)
  • Aerosol-Generating Procedures During COVID-19 v1 (Released 4/14/20)
    The COVID-19 virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets, so aerosol-generating procedures can be associated with a high risk of transmission. This is a policy you can use for residents with chronic conditions requiring aerosol-generating procedures
  • Aerosol-Generating Procedures During COVID-19- Spanish v1 (Released 4/17/20)
    The COVID-19 virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets, so aerosol-generating procedures can be associated with a high risk of transmission. This is a policy you can use for residents with chronic conditions requiring aerosol-generating procedures (Spanish version)
  • Airborne Precautions Sign v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended airborne precautions everyone must take.
  • Airborne Precautions Sign Spanish v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended airborne precautions everyone must take (Spanish version).
  • Contact Precautions Sign v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended contact precautions everyone must take.
  • Contact Precautions Sign Spanish v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended contact precautions everyone must take (Spanish version).

PPE/Documentation Resources

  • Competency Checklist Donning PPE
    Steps to take when putting on PPE
  • Competency Checklist - Removing PPE
    Steps to take when removing PPE
  • COVID-19 PPE for Healthcare Personnel v1 (Published 6/3/2020)
    This is a visual graphic from the CDC showing preferred PPE and acceptable alternative PPE that can be posted in your facility.
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log - COVID Unit v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees in the COVID-19 Care Area on a daily basis.
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log - COVID Unit - Spanish v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees in the COVID-19 Care Area on a daily basis. (Spanish version)
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees on a daily basis.
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log - Spanish v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees on a daily basis. (Spanish version)
  • Documentation Guidance During COVID-19 v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Thorough documentation is critical to the facility’s success to support proper assessment and care and services were provided to the resident. Here is some guidance to guide you.
  • Documentation Guidance During COVID-19 - Spanish v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Thorough documentation is critical to the facility’s success to support proper assessment and care and services were provided to the resident. Here is some guidance to guide you. (Spanish version)
  • Donning/Removing PPE Infographic v1 (Released 4/2/20)
    Proper precautions to use when donning or removing PPE

Social Services/Activities Resources

  • Beauty and Care of Residents v1 (Released 4/9/20)
    Here are some helpful suggestions to implement at your facility to assist in pampering your residents during this challenging time
  • Beauty and Care of Residents - Spanish v1 (Released 4/14/20)
    Here are some helpful suggestions to implement at your facility to assist in pampering your residents during this challenging time (Spanish version)
  • Individualized Dementia Care Activities v1 (Released 4/9/20)
    Activity ideas for residents with dementia based on their personality type.
  • Individualized Dementia Care Activities - Spanish v1 (Released 4/14/20)
    Activity ideas for residents with dementia based on their personality type. (Spanish version)

Staffing Resources

  • Household Plan of Action Infographic v1
    It's important to follow safety guidelines, not just in our work environment but at home too. Here are some guidelines we can share with our family members.
  • Asymptomatic Employees Algorithm v1 (Updated 4/14/20)
    Process for dealing with asymptomatic staff who may be exposed to coronavirus
  • Asymptomatic Employees Algorithm - Spanish v1 (Updated 4/14/20)
    Process for dealing with asymptomatic staff who may be exposed to coronavirus. (Spanish version)
  • COVID-19 Staffing Considerations v1
    Here are some staff considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic:
  • Employee Safety and Rights: HIPAA/ADA v1 - (Released 4/21/20)
    Guidance to help employers seek information about an employee’s health that would typically be limited by the ADA, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Employee Safety and Rights: HIPAA/ADA - Spanish v1 (Released 4/21/20)
    Guidance to help employers seek information about an employee’s health that would typically be limited by the ADA, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Spanish version)
  • Employee Sign-In/Sign-Out Sheet v3 (Revised 5/4/20)
    Sign-in/Sign-out sheet you can use as a template for your facility.
  • Employee Sign-In/Sign-Out Sheet - Spanish v3 (Revised 5/6/20)
    Sign-in/Sign-out sheet you can use as a template for your facility. (Spanish version)
  • Isolation After Community Exposure v1 (Updated 4/22/20)
    When to start and end home isolation for healthcare providers and public health officials managing persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Isolation After Community Exposure - Spanish v1 (Updated 4/22/20)
    When to start and end home isolation for healthcare providers and public health officials managing persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Spanish version)

Visitors Resources

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