The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present a new webinar update for home health and home care operators and staff, Infection Prevention & Control: Safely Providing In-Home Care to Patients. The webinar will air Tuesday, January 19, 2020 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM Eastern.
While waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, the number of new COVID-19 infections continue to surge. Home care and hospice clinicians must keep their infection prevention and control knowledge and skills current while caring for patients with COVID-19 in the home.
Review the latest infection prevention and control strategies based on the current CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations, and receive practical, best-practice recommendations for preventing the transmission of SARS-COV-2 when caring for a patient in the home. Topics include PPE use/re-use, conservancy, and storage, potential compliance issues, preventing secondary household SARS-CoV-2 transmission, managing equipment, and supplies brought into the home, and more.
- Outline how to reduce the risk of transmitting and being exposed to SARS-CoV-2 when caring for a patient with COVID-19 in the home
- Describe current CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations for the use and management of PPE in the home
- Explain best practice recommendations for managing PPE and other supplies when inventory is limited
Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®, Home Care and Hospice Consultant, Home Health Systems, Inc.