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Wednesday LTC Provider Call - DPHS - Shared screen with speaker view
mcain
03:59
We are hearing that the biometric temperature kiosks that use facial recognition may not be an acceptable temp check platform at facility entrances. Please address.
Dawn Rogers
06:31
Where can we find Kristi's presentation?
Lisa Henderson
07:06
recording 10/2 call with Kristie re: survey process - https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Vkt_6eit8wcBqc6N2zMeq2aSO5lanGJ7ZKRMF7bHg4LKMVMbLsvUCud_M1nz_D_U.eiEhF_GiM8BXg7Hd
Jason Blanchette
07:25
I had a resident asked at a socially distantanced resident council meeting wanting to know off all the facilities in the state of NH how many have been covid naïve the whole time. ( no cases)
Loretta Holmes
08:21
What are your thoughts about allowing in person interviews. We have had some hires that have not worked out, we believe missing the in person meeting is affecting our ability to make good hires.
Dawn Rogers
08:51
can we get a copy of Aaron's slides from today ?
Hilary Seifer
09:29
If a resident goes out to the ER but does not stay the night do they need to quarantine?
Meghan Cook
09:58
No
Brendan Williams
10:14
We will make sure Aaron's slides are avilable
The Edgewood Centre - Tricia and Patty
10:34
We have been doing interviews outside
Taylor Selembo
11:26
Hilary, If the resident did not stay overnight and had no known exposures at the ER, they do not need to quarantine upon return. You can find that in the FAQs on this original guidance document: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid-19-ltcguidance.pdf
Lisa Henderson
12:02
All prior calls and slides posted to https://www.nhhca.org/covid-19/ Under prior calls and webinar recordings
Gary Cahoon
12:15
Does the testing of 100% of staff only once per month apply to assisted living?
Cindy
14:05
Is there any more information related to BiaxNow availability/distribution for Assisted Living testing?
The Edgewood Centre - Tricia and Patty
21:32
Several staff members have asked if the vaccine will be mandatory. Has there been any conversation about this at the federal/state level for residents and/or staff?
Carole Boutin
23:04
Will this include ALF's as well?
Carole Boutin
24:02
Implementing vaccinations.
pf
24:51
COVID vaccine- free standing Assisted Living communities would need outside provider(s) to provide vaccinations to residents. Pharmacy or public health nurses
Cindy
25:41
When might we expect materials to utilize to promote vaccine adoption in our staff and residents?
Anne Purington
25:46
Hospitals, then Primary Care, then Medical Homes (LTC)?
Elizabeth Sanders
27:05
Will documentation be visible to ER providers and hospitals so they can determine if someone has received one or two doses if that info is not received from a sending facility?
Taylor Selembo
28:51
https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/10-02-2020/final-report-public-release-webinar-framework-for-equitable-allocation-of-covid-19-vaccine
Rick Jurgens
29:00
Are you saying that vaccine distribution could begin prior to completion of a successful stage 3 clinical trial?
Lauri De Witt
29:43
will there be an avenue for volunteers who want to provide assistance with administering vaccinations when phase one begins? I.e, nurses, medical/healthcare students, etc?
Aaron McIntire
31:05
Great place to sign up for medical volunteer in NH (including MMRS) https://www.nhresponds.org/
Cindy
33:09
You mention 55plus and retirement communities, is it likely CCRC independet living residents will be in phase 1?
Lisa Henderson
38:41
Just referenced by Taylor - survey preview doc
Taylor Selembo
42:26
Instructions for pulling data from the dashboard: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/data-dashboard-ltcf.pdf
Lauri De Witt
47:08
is there any delineation in the school realm if these are k-12 students or college students affected?
Lauri De Witt
50:12
even with masks on??
joan.klebes
50:27
How much time should pass between +COVID patient leaving the room for least chance of transmission to others who enter after?
Taylor Selembo
53:25
Hi Joan, I will show some slides on this in a minute! Here is a good resource: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhcp%2Finfection-control-faq.html
joan.klebes
54:38
Awesome Taylor, thanks!
Marlene
57:02
The sound is very difficult to understand; choppy and in & out
Catie Gaudreault
59:16
Please clarify the question on the slide RE: mask requirement in a closed in visitation area. A complete enclosure (such as plexiglass) does not allow for masks to be removed? In previous guidance this was suggested for the dementia population as they can not comply with the mask and it increases distress
Lauri De Witt
59:43
is the Temporary Healthcare Partner program still funded and operating?
Taylor Selembo
01:00:37
When the resident cannot wear a mask, the intention is for the plexiglass to separate the resident and the visitor.
Suzanne
01:03:06
Essential Support Visitor - Would you please review this with us? The definition, the purpose of creating this visitor status, and the purpose of the essential support visitor. Is it limited to feeding a resident in need? My understanding was more liberal than this.
BPaquin
01:07:07
We see that Manchester is back to phase 1 does that mean all nursing homes are back to phase 1?
Wendy.J.Smigelski
01:07:23
That wasn't just your internet Dr. Talbot, it must have been ZOOM because ours went out also.
mcain
01:09:39
Does anyone have a copy of a test log for antigen testing BD Veritor?
Jasmine Gosselin
01:10:02
We are interviewing outside.
Jennifer
01:10:30
I joined late is Manchester back to phase 1 for Nursing homes?
Sara Nadeau
01:10:31
Is there any update on permission to provide tours in non-patient care areas for assisted living residences? The inability to provide in-person tours has had a negative impact on our ability to attract residents and therefore a financial impact on our organization.
Taylor Selembo
01:11:09
Manchester and Nashua long term care facilities will need to go back to Phase I. When Kristin posts the slides, you can see the screenshot of the community transmission rates there.
Trina Crosman
01:11:29
Initially the Counties were not being separated, does this now mean that "Rest of Hillsborough" can remain in Phase II
Taylor Selembo
01:11:52
Trina, this is correct.
Taylor Selembo
01:12:20
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/ltcf-visitation.pdf
Taylor Selembo
01:12:53
(See page 5)
Brendan Williams
01:13:27
Kaiser Health News documented how shortcomings with the BinaxNOW tests contributed to the White House outbreak. Has this news created any new trepidation or cautions on the use of antigen tests?
The Edgewood Centre - Tricia and Patty
01:13:37
CMS does not recognize essential support visitors. This definition seems in conflic with CMS guidance.
Taylor Selembo
01:14:19
On page 5 of the guidance, we note: "Please note CMS does not distinguish between essential support visitors and other visitors. For the purpose of facility inspection, these essential support visitors are considered as compassionate care visitors."
Angela.c.Hawthorne
01:17:48
if LNA classes already started, and now we have to go back in phase ii, should we interrupt classes (or interns) abruptly?
Robin Landry-Paquette
01:18:50
Now that we are in phase 1 should we allow LNA's classes into facility
Rebecca Sky
01:20:29
Where can we access the whitepaper?
Kristen Schmidt
01:21:54
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/ltcf-visitation.pdf
Lisa Henderson
01:25:47
Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health and the Administration’s Coronavirus testing lead joined a recent LeadingAge call. He indicated that Binax tests are going out weekly to nursing homes and assisted living communities that have CLIA waivers and are in red (and some yellow) zones.
Lisa Henderson
01:26:43
https://forms.gle/GHybqr13jua6M3vk7