• State Update

HHSC Update: COVID-19 Webinars - Response Plan for Nursing Facilities

Updated: May 1, 2020

This webinar is designed to review the elements of COVID-19 preparedness, response and mitigation outlined in the COVID-19 Response Plan for nursing facilities. The course provides facilities with strategies to rapidly identify COVID-19; prevent its spread; protect residents, staff and visitors; provide care to infected residents and begin recovery.

Date: Tuesday, April 28th

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Register for the April 28th webinar.

Date: Wednesday, April 29th

Time: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Register for the April 29th webinar.

Date: Thursday, April 30th

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Register for the April 30th webinar.

Note: We had a call today with HHSC about these upcoming webinars and the importance of immediate implementation of prevention plans when a COVID+ test is identified in facility as well as ensuring that current preventive measures are in place, in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidance. While is was reported that there have been outbreaks even in facilities that have demonstrated they’ve implemented necessary preventive strategies, HHSC is reporting that in review of facilities with significant outbreaks, they are identifying patterns in gaps in following preventive guidance as well as implementation of additional steps to be taken. If you have not done so, please review the guidance provided in the “HHSC COVID-19 Response for Nursing Facilities” document.