AHRQ Views Blog: AHRQ Launches Network To Prevent COVID-19 in Nursing Homes Nationwide
October 6, 2020
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- AHRQ Views Blog: AHRQ Launches Network To Prevent COVID-19 in Nursing Homes Nationwide.
- Highlights From AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network.
- Register for Oct. 14 Webinar on AHRQ’s MEPS-Insurance Component.
- New Research and Evidence From AHRQ.
- AHRQ in the Professional Literature.
Emerging efforts to prevent COVID-19 in nursing homes via the new AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network are highlighted in a new AHRQ Views blog post by Director Gopal Khanna, M.B.A., and Deputy Director David Meyers, M.D. The network, developed in partnership with the University of New Mexico’s ECHO Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, will make free training and mentoring available to the more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide to help prevent COVID-19 among residents and staff. The ECHO Institute is already recruiting academic medical centers and large health systems across the country to serve as training centers. Training will include best practices in the use of personal protective equipment; infection control; COVID-19 testing and clinical management of asymptomatic and mild cases of COVID-19. Access the blog post and additional information about the network, including how nursing homes can participate and how to register for upcoming informational webinars.
AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network (PSNet) highlights journal articles, books and tools related to patient safety. Articles featured this week include:
- Catheter-associated urinary tract infection reduction in a pediatric safety engagement network.
- The emergency department trigger tool: a novel approach to screening for quality and safety events.
- Assessing and supporting late career practitioners: four key questions.
Register now for a free one-hour webinar at 11 a.m. ET October 14 to learn about AHRQ’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)-Insurance Component. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of healthcare and health insurance coverage. Participants will be shown how to use an interactive query tool to generate national and state-level statistics and trends about employer-based health insurance. For more information, contact: WorkshopInfo@ahrq.hhs.gov.
- Resource Allocation and Pandemic Response: An Evidence Synthesis To Inform Decision Making.
- No-Touch Modalities for Disinfecting Patient Rooms in Acute Care Settings: A Rapid Review.
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