COVID-19 TRAINING FOR NURSING HOME WORKERS
Protecting Nursing Home Workers and Residents from COVID-19
This self-paced online course is for frontline nursing home workers who want more training and information on managing COVID-19 in nursing home facilities. Key topics are divided into 4 separate modules covering: COVID-19 basics; infection control, universal precautions, and use of PPEs; self-care and mental health; and assisting residents with hygiene and daily activities as well as engaging in other activities while social distancing. Each module will take learners about one hour to complete. Modules will include real-world scenarios to help learners check their understanding of how to apply key concepts from the course.
These training resources were developed with the generous support of a COVID-19 emergency response grant from the JPMC Foundation.
Module 1: COVID-19 Basics and Recognizing COVID-19 in Residents
In this module, you will learn a brief history of COVID-19 in the United States, how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is spread, symptoms of the disease, and a plan for preventing the spread of COVID-19 to others.
Module 2: COVID-19 Infection Control, Universal Precautions, and Use of PPE
In this module, you will review universal standard precautions, infection control policies, and the uses of personal protective equipment (PPE). You will explore techniques to reduce the risk of spreading infection within the nursing home facility.
Module 3: Self-Care and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this module, you will be able to recognize the importance of acknowledging feelings of stress and grief as a nursing home worker. You’ll also be able to identify resources available for help with mental health concerns as well as identify self-care practices to decrease stress and support mental health.
Headspace - Meditation tools and resource
Mindful - Inspiration and information about mindfulness
Progressive Relaxation Technique
Self-massage - Neck / Self-massage - Shoulders
Tips for Health Care Practitioners and Responders
Center for Grief Recovery and Therapeutic Service
CDC - Coronavirus stress and coping
The Joint Commission - Staff health and well-being resources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Treatment center locators and treatment referral routing service
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Warmline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Module 4: Resident Hygiene, ADLs, and Social Distancing During COVID-19
In this module, you will learn how to teach your residents social distancing policies and proper hygiene. You will learn strategies to redirect residents who ask for physical contact. Finally, you will learn how technology can facilitate human communication during times when physical visits are not possible.