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Session 20 | COVID-19 CDC Evidenced Based Infection Control Practice Changes to Sustain Resident Safety in Skilled Nursing Centers

Session Summary

You can change the color of your masks and you can change the PPE you wear, but you'll never change the way skilled nursing centers care. The CDC COVID-19 guidelines changed weekly and so we changed along with CDC guidance. This session will discuss evidence based infection control practices to retain in centers as best practices for resident, family and staff safety. It will also have a focus on best practice infection control search engines needed to collaborate with other stakeholders to facility/sustain change, and improve resident outcomes. Lastly, recognizing the value of advocating for health care policy reform at the state level to meet the needs in a changing COVID-19 health care environment pertinent to skilled nursing centers will be identified.