June 15, 2020
KHCA/KCAL is committed to providing our members with important updates. Below is a list of the most recent COVID-19 updates. Please visit our website for a list of complete updates.  www.khca.org
KDADS has posted Nursing Facilities Reopening Requirements and Recommendations
Click here  to view KDADS' requirements and recommendations.

KHCA/KCAL, LeadingAge Kansas and KACE will host a second live webinar on Tuesday at 3:30 with KDADS' Deputy Secretary Scott Brunner and Deputy Secretary Janis DeBoer. This will be a continuation from today’s call with additional opportunities to ask questions that may have not been answered in today’s call. Registration is required. Attendance is limited, but both sessions will be recorded and posted by all three Associations. This information will apply to Nursing Facilities. Assisted Living, Home Plus and Residential Health Care will be addressed at a later time once KDADS has guidance finalized for them

Register  here  for Tuesday, June 16 th  at 3:30
Join CMS for the Managing COVID Positive Residents Training Call - Thursday, June 18th from 3:00-4:00 CST
Topic: Clinical Care: Managing COVID Positive Residents
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM CST
Advance Registration Required: Register here . Note: Once you register, you will receive an email with your individual link to join the webcast. The link you receive will only work for one user. Please forward this email to other team members if you would like them to attend so they can register.)

Open to nursing home leaders, clinical and administrative staff members and others interested in nursing home infection prevention in the era of COVID-19.

Event Description:
The National Nursing Home Training Series is brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the QIO Program, a national network of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) serving every state and territory. Every Thursday through July 2020, we’re bringing you a one-hour live webinar featuring experts on different aspects of infection prevention in the nursing home setting.

Invitations are distributed weekly for each training in the series. S ign up here for updates . Miss a training? View recordings, slides and resources on QIOProgram.org .

This Week’s Topic:
Clinical Care: Managing COVID Positive Residents

The clinical management of COVID positive and presumed COVID positive residents requires understanding the various disease trajectories and having appropriate plans of care in place that align with each residents’ goals and preferences. It also requires working with medical directors and clinicians to have the needed medications and other treatments available. This webinar will review the key considerations for the clinical management of COVID positive and presumed COVID positive residents. 
KDHE E&D and LTC Application Flow
Below is a document outlining the E&D and Long Term Care application workflow. It is reflective of process changes resulting from KDHE assuming full responsibility of case processing.
Applying COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Strategies in Nursing Homes
Clinician Outreach call from CDC
During this COCA call, presenters will use case-based scenarios to discuss how to apply infection prevention and control guidance for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that are preparing for and responding to COVID-19.
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm (CST)

Please click the following link to join the webinar:  https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1615543668
If you are unable to attend the live COCA Call, the recording will be available for viewing on the  COCA Call webpage  a few hours after the live event ends.
2020 Platinum Sponsors
Thank you to our 2020 Platinum Sponsors. To learn more about each, click their website link below.
Doug Neuschafer
Jackie Presson
Kansas Health Care Association and the Kansas Center for Assisted Living
1100 SW Gage Blvd Topeka, KS 66604
PH: 785-267-6003 FAX: 785-267-0833