Wednesday LTC Provider Call - DPHS - Shared screen with speaker view
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if someone received their first covid vaccine in January and then something happened so they didn't get their second in time but received the 2nd dose in may they do not need to start the series all over at that point do they? one in January and one in may is considered complete is what a prior call stated, is this still true?
Would you please post the memo that was mentioned at the beginning of the call? Thank you!
for the walkthrough: https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/ltc/covidvax/weekly-covid-reporting-508.pdf
does NHSN reporting apply to assisted living facilities?
How do you report into NHSN if everyone in your facility is locked out without a backup?
Hello Karyn, -- If your facility is locked out you need to contact email@example.com or contact the SAMS help desk and ask for the lock to be removed. SAMSMonday-Friday, 8:00AM to 6:00PM ESTExcluding U.S. Federal Holidays877-681-2901
Additionally, once you get your access back to NHSN -- I can help you add another user, as well as get into our data group. Once you are in our data group if you are every locked out again you can coordinate with me and I can work to still get your data updated and submitted for the week
That was helpful, Thank You! Can eye protection be removed once we get to moderate or do we have to wait for minimal.
Lynda P. Goldthwaite
Can you (Dr. Chan) paint the picture of what post transition pandemic looks like for a ltc facility???
Dr. Chan, is NH moderate level 10-100/100k ? as far as the numbers go.
Is this the CDC document? https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/long-term-care.html#new-admissions?
Here is link to CDC page labeled "Assisted Living"https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/assisted-living.html
Robin Nelson Maplewood of Cheshire County
A facility was cited in survey for greeting a resident in the hall and coming "within 6 feet" without eye protection. Would you consider this a high risk activity?
We have heard that CMS Survey teams have tagged facilities for staff not wearing eye protection when passing by a resident-- so, should the rule should be when within 6 ft of a resident??
I will forward the survey related questions directly to Kristie and get back to people.
Can we resume religious services in the center?
Lani Theroux Greenbriar Nashua NH
Would it be safe to consider eye wear necessary for "high touch" prolonged activities? In Mass surveyors did site facilities for not having eye protection in "resident care areas" in general.
i don't understand the PPE statement. I thought CMS required quarantined for admissions for 14 days if unvaccinated and we would use full PPE in that case. can you please clarify. thank you.
Andrea Janiak, RN,DNS Salemhaven
Just to clarify, with the Reopening Guidance Phases being gone, visitation is still only compassionate visits as I understand in the guidelines - correct?
Andrea Janiak, RN,DNS Salemhaven
Is the prescreening before the time of visit still necessary or can we just complete the one prescreening at the time of the visit?
this might be a question for licensing but.... if we have two residents in a room and we are going to allow room visits do both residents families need to agree that this is ok?
Can a facility ask the resident's family if they are vaccinated (even ask for proof) to allow for an overnight visit?
Can you speak to community Dining in non CMS building.
any new thoughts on timing of a Booster shot if given 2nd dose of Pfizer in late Feb.????
could we have a link or information about the group that Joshua Clodius spoke about?
please provide the link that appeared on the previous slide re: VS in ALF
Does your guidance to allow Pet visits apply to Group Pet therapy visits as well ( Pet therapy visits generally include one dog visiting multiple residents during the visit).
QSO 20-39 https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-39-nh.pdf
Hello Idarling. I will be providing Kristen a follow up email with information related to our data group.
Thank you Joshua
Taylors' volume really dropped off.
CDC has helpful guidance on therapy and service animals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/animals/service-therapy-animals.html
Sorry if my volume dropped off, I was reading from CMS visitation guidance "Visits for residents who share a room should not be conducted in the resident’s room, if possible. For situations where there is a roommate and the health status of the resident prevents leaving the room, facilities should attempt to enable in-room visitation while adhering to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention."
Darlene Cray - New Hampshire DHHS HAI
Thank you Kristen