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Wednesday LTC Provider Call - DPHS - Shared screen with speaker view
pcummings
17:43
What is the level of transmission at this point (i.e. substantial, minimal, etc). My understanding is that eye protection is not necessary once we have been determined to be in minimal transmission.
Rosemary Simino
20:24
will state reimburse facilities that have both ALf and SNF under one roof.
Herb Carpenter
22:18
We continue to take our temperatures and sign a log every morning in our office of 4. There is one person who did not get a shot and will not do so. Should we keep taking our temperature and signing the log?
Kristen Schmidt
30:17
www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/map
Amy Valera/Salemhaven
32:45
If we are now Moderate can we stop using face shields or goggles with direct patient care?
Lisa Henderson
34:55
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-after-vaccination.html
David Ross
36:51
Can Patient Care Encounter be defined? Last call Dr. Talbot provided examples that appeared to conflict with CMS interpretation.
pcummings
38:26
Does the screening of staff need to continue to be an "active" screening or is staff able to take their own temperature, etc..
Patricia Foran
42:35
Dr Chan my question is related to Assisted Living Residents where 100% of residents are fully vaccinated. Question- If staff continue to wear masks during resident encounters can our residents be permitted not to wear masks in the community?
Carole Boutin
44:02
Hi Kristin,
Kristen Schmidt
44:15
Certified SNFs/NFs - call with Kristie on Friday - email kschmidt@nhhca.org with a request for connection information.
Carole Boutin
44:31
Will you please share the information about the Friday call? Thanks!
Lyn Lindpaintner
46:25
Is there any way to judge how much of the improvement in community transmission may be due to warmer weather? Can we expect another surge in the fall?
jmontplaisir
47:01
any thoughts on boosters?
pcummings
49:07
How can unvaccinated HCP physically distance from the residents if they are in a direct care role? Are you suggesting the vaccine be mandatory?
Lisa Henderson
54:08
Universal best practices: https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt381/files/inline-documents/sonh/universal-best-practices.pdf
Lisa Henderson
54:32
CMS visitation guidance https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-39-nh-revised.pdf
pcummings
01:01:19
The last slide was confusing. I was under the impression that a fully vaccinated resident could choose not to socially distance from an unvaccinated visitor as long as masks are worn. Has this changed?
Taylor Selembo
01:05:14
@pcummings, that last slide was in the context of a resident who was NOT yet fully vaccinated. You are correct "...if the patient/resident is fully vaccinated, they can choose to have close contact (including touch) with their unvaccinated visitor(s) while both continue to wear well-fitting source control." (CDC)
Robin Nelson Maplewood of Cheshire County
01:07:14
CMS will ask to see the logs in recertification surveys
Taylor Selembo
01:08:01
For context: “In general, fully vaccinated HCP should continue to wear source control while at work. However, fully vaccinated HCP could dine and socialize together in break rooms and conduct in- person meetings without source control or physical distancing. If unvaccinated HCP are present, everyone should wear source control and unvaccinated HCP should physically distance from others.”
Lindsey
01:10:05
can someone answer Patricia Foran's question...
KELLY KEEFE
01:11:01
For non- CMS facilities: 30 days is the recommendation to retain screening logs.
Robin Nelson Maplewood of Cheshire County
01:11:02
Good for the team...take your vacations. You more than deserve it!
Carole Boutin
01:11:56
Thank you all very much! Enjoy your vacations!
Kristen Schmidt
01:13:11
Thursday Partner Call, hosted by DPHS:
Kristen Schmidt
01:13:13
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/s/94841259025Password: 003270Call-in phone number: (646) 558-8656Meeting ID: 948 4125 9025Password: 003270
KELLY KEEFE
01:15:07
Thank you ALL!
Darlene Cray - New Hampshire DHHS HAI
01:15:32
Thank you!