Overview

Skilled nursing facilities experienced some of the first clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks in the United States. In this episode, geriatrician Lee Lindquist will discuss  how the characteristics of COVID-19 and the policies surrounding testing contributed to the spread of the virus in skilled nursing facilities. She will outline practical policies that skilled nursing facilities can implement to protect their patients and staff, and stop the spread of infection within their facilities. Lastly, she will discuss opportunities for policy changes moving forward to prevent future outbreaks in these vulnerable settings.  

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/18/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the terminology of long-term care facilities (LTCF)
  • Appreciate the challenges within LTCFs towards COVID-19
  • Identify practical approaches to limit spread of COVID-19 in LTCFs
  • Analyze how infection prevention and 
     

Faculty

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief of Geriatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 


Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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