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Continuation Phase

Project ECHO is launching phase 2 with continuation sessions for the Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. This effort is supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Stanford Medicine, and Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG).

We are now actively recruiting nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and other organizations that serve patients to our continuation of sessions.  Weekly sessions will offer the latest COVID-19 news, build on existing content, focus on implementation of key reliable processes, and continue to provide a collaborative learning environment along with an additional coaching sessions.

  Session Topics

  • Post-Vaccination practices
  • Ongoing COVID-19 identification and treatment
  • Emotional & organizational support for staff
  • Vaccinations include vaccine confidence, testing, logistics, ongoing compliance and complications
  • Addressing and supporting the needs of resident and families or care partners
  • Stopping the spread (Infection Control)
  • Leadership communication for COVID-19
  • Leadership behaviors to support teams during COVID-19

  Time Commitment

Participate in weekly-60 minute sessions with an additional 30 minute coaching session facilitated by Stanford Medicine and the Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG). Sessions will start April 27th and end by August 27th.

  Who is eligible to participate?

All PRF eligible nursing homes, Long-term care facilities (nursing home, assisted living, memory care, etc.), Hospitals, and other organizations that serve patients are eligible to participate. Participation is free.

Participants will not be compensated for the continuation phase sessions. However, nursing home attendance in the continuation phase can count towards 13 session requirement from previous phase with 2 or more participants. That means if your nursing home didn’t earn the original $6,000 training compensation you can join the continuation phase and have more time. This reimbursement is available to Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes eligible to receiving funding from the Provider Relief Fund and that have agreed to its terms and conditions.
 

Attention

Compensation Deadlines: The deadline for eligible nursing homes to submit their invoice after completing the training requirements is September 23rd. The ECHO Institute will only be able to process payments from invoices submitted on or by this date. If your facility hasn't yet submitted Step 1 (Contract/W9) already, please submit by August 16th. If your nursing homes is opting out of receiving the $6,000 compensation, please complete Compensation Opt-Out form ASAP.

To assist with your submissions, please view the Compensation Packet and the one-page Checklist.
Email ECHONursingHome@salud.unm.edu with any questions.

Weekly Sessions:

  • 5/31-6/4  The Ongoing Journey of Post-Traumatic Growth
  • 6/7-6/11   Communicating Changes in COVID-19 Risk Between Care Providers
  • 6/14-6/18   Improving Your COVID-19 Outbreak Response Plan
  • 6/21-6/25  The Regulated Adult
  • 6/28-7/2   The Power of Observation
  • 7/5-7/9   Making the Connection
  • 7/12-7/16   Time Management in Stressful Times
  • 7/19-7/23   Building a Culture of Hope
  • 7/26-7/30   System of Communication

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Choose the day and time that works for you to attend each week.  Register each participant one time for the series.  A registration confirmation and calendar invite for the series will be automatically sent from Zoom.  

About Project ECHO

Project ECHO is a revolutionary guided-practice model that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas of the state, nation, and world. Through innovative telementoring, the ECHO model uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams lead virtual clinics, amplifying the capacity for providers to deliver best-in-practice care to the underserved in their own communities.

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