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Administrators or direct-care staff of assisted living communities

Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Develop comprehensive emergency preparedness plans related to COVID-19 practices and procedures

  • Employ effective COVID-related infection prevention strategies and communication methods within your community

  • Understand effective testing strategies and the utility of contact tracing and cohorting within Assisted Living Community settings

  • Identify methods for promoting staff and resident well-being during COVID-19

Skills you will gain

infection preventionEmergency ManagementMonitoring and SurveillenceWellbeing Promotion
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Beginner Level

Administrators or direct-care staff of assisted living communities

Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

COVID-19 Background & Assisted Living Special Risk

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 66 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Special Risks for Assisted Living Communities8m
Assisted Living COVID-19 Responses Challenges (Interview)21m
Emergency Preparedness Plans10m
Emergency Preparedness and COVID-19 (Interview)13m
4 readings
Course Resources and Technical Support1m
Glossary of Terms1m
Assignment Instructions and Goals1m
References for Developing an Emergency Preparedness Plan10m
1 practice exercise
Getting Started with your Community's Emergency Preparedness Strategy30m
3 hours to complete

Infection Prevention

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 112 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
9 videos
Outbreak Prevention, Control Measures and Challenges21m
Managing COVID-19 Exposures and Infections11m
Responding to COVID-19 Exposures and Infections (Interview)14m
Infection Prevention Strategies17m
Staffing Considerations10m
Engaging Staff in COVID-19 Prevention and Response (Interview)9m
Strategies for Communication with Stakeholders and Media5m
Optimizing Communication with Stakeholders and Media (Interview)9m
2 readings
Resources for Infection Prevention 5m
Resources for Staffing Considerations5m
4 practice exercises
Assessing your community's training methods10m
Analyzing a COVID-19 Outbreak Case Study10m
Creating Infection Prevention and Staff Contingency Plans30m
Identifying your Communications Strategies with External Stakeholders5m
2 hours to complete

Testing, Contact Tracing, and Cohorting

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Testing Strategies in Assisted Living Communities10m
Diagnostic Tests in Assisted Living Communities13m
Monitoring and Surveillance for Residents, Staff, Vendors, and Visitors15m
Screening Staff for COVID-1915m
Contact Tracing11m
Cohorting Strategies (Interview)13m
2 readings
Resources for Testing Strategies10m
Resources for Monitoring and Surveillance5m
2 practice exercises
Evaluating your testing strategy30m
Developing your community's monitoring policy15m
1 hour to complete

Promoting Mental Health and Well-being

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Strategies for Supporting Resident Well-being (Interview)12m
Visitation and Communication Strategies for COVID-197m
Special Populations: Dementia and COVID-19 (Interview)10m
1 reading
Resources for Supporting Staff and Residents10m
1 practice exercise
Implementing Well-Being Strategies for Staff and Residents10m
15 minutes to complete

Collaborating with Health Departments and Other Agencies​

15 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 5 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Locating Local Support and Guidance5m
1 practice exercise
Identifying and Utilizing Partnerships5m
1 hour to complete

Final Assessment

1 hour to complete
1 reading
1 reading
Overarching Resources5m
1 practice exercise
Assessing your Enhanced Emergency Response Strategies10m

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