2021 Summer GAPNA Newsletter Volume 40 Number 2

New Nursing Home Resources Aimed at Preventing COVID-19

Two new resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect nursing home residents and staff from COVID-19. Both are intended to support the use of observational audits, which help facilities understand if staff members are fully complying with infection prevention practices:

The new tools are provided as part of the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. A partnership between AHRQ, the University of New Mexico’s ECHO Institute, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the network provides free training and mentorship on infection prevention and safety practices.