AHRQ Resources

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted a list of resources for providers to use as we look forward or take steps back during the pandemic. Times are uncertain, change is a “norm” and your resilience has been amazing. That said, it might be time to look at the systems you have in place to be sure …

$237M – Nursing Home Action Network

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of HHS, is partnering with the University of New Mexico’s ECHO Institute in Albuquerque and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston to establish the network, which will provide free training and mentorship to nursing homes across the U.S. The project ECHO, or Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, includes more …

Care Staff During COVID-19 – ECHO

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Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) is a virtual, capacity-building education program with the capability to provide rapid, real-time dissemination of best practices. Developed in 2003 at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Project ECHO develops Communities of Practice using a Hub-and-Spoke model of knowledge dissemination and collaborative learning. It exchanges knowledge between interprofessional teams of specialists …

Not Too Late!

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Are you facing staffing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, you aren’t alone! Have you considered temporary nurse aides? AHCA/NCAL has an online, 8-hour training program for temporary nurse aide certification. The program was developed to give centers an opportunity to train current ancillary staff as well as others interested in providing care (i.e., activity aides, dietary aides, housekeepers, etc.). …

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Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery

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Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery – a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. No matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby. From the girl forced to prostitute at a truck stop, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his …