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May 4, 2020

COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes

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On Monday, May 4, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, launched the COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes. The network is designed to support nursing home leadership, staff, residents and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rapid Response Network features a daily 20-minute National Nursing Home Huddle to provide real-time, pragmatic solutions that can be implemented in nursing homes today to solve many of the key problems brought about or exacerbated by COVID-19. Learn about the huddles and sign up here. (Registration will require creating a free account with IHI)

Call topics reflect issues identified as most pressing by those providing care for nursing home residents including: personal protective equipment (PPE), COVID-19 testing, hospital to nursing home transfers, staff illness and absence, and staff attrition.

In case you missed the “Supporting Nursing Homes During the COVID-19 Crisis” webinar on Friday, May 1, you can listen to the recording here and view the slides here.

Please join the first daily 20-minute National Nursing Home Huddle TODAY at 12:00pm ET/9:00am PST. The huddle will take place at the same time every weekday.

Benefits of participation include:

  1. Immediate access to specific, pragmatic guidance on clinical and operational issues confronting the nursing home community today. Guidance will be focused, and ready to implement.
  2. Ability to speak with collective voice to federal and state policy makers, regulators, healthcare systems and others to help remove policy and regulatory barriers to mission-critical operational challenges.
  3. Access to tools and materials to help explain the work of nursing homes and promote participation in the COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes. These tools will aid nursing homes to communicate with local media outlets about efforts to serve and protect residents and staff.

Learn about the huddles and sign up here for the free call series. IHI’s Rapid Response Network team will email you connection information and updates.

Questions? Contact IHI’s Rapid Response Network team at: nhrapidresponse@ihi.org.

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