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  • Will your COVID-19 documentation protect your facility

    Wednesday May 20, 2020
    Document, document, document - a phrase that is familiar in the senior living industry and many other healthcare arenas. During the COVID-19 pandemic, documentation is critical in order to provide a historical timeline of the facility’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many facilities may be at risk for lawsuits and CMS Infection Control Focused Surveys in the future, and the documentation process for providing a historical timeline of each facility’s individual response is key.
  • Rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Monday March 9, 2020
    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the COVID-19 virus, was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. On 30 January 2020, the WHO Director-General declared that the current outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international concern. This document summarizes WHO's recommendations for the rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare and community settings.
  • Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF)

    Monday March 9, 2020
    A new respiratory disease - coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - is spreading globally and there have been instances of COVID-19 community spread in the United States. The general strategies CDC recommends to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in LTCF are the same strategies these facilities use every day to detect and prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses like influenza.
  • About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Wednesday February 5, 2020
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.
  • Homeland Security Active Shooter How to Respond Guide

    Tuesday July 23, 2019
    An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active Shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims.