November 2022 | Issue 20
A Virus Trifecta: Wash those hands and cover those sneezes!
This season we may see a “tripledemic” of RSV, flu and COVID-19. Be in the know to help your patients identity the best prevention methods and treatment plans. Between the three viruses, symptoms are similar, transmission can be different and at-home treatment guidance is the same.

Wash hands, wipe surfaces, cover coughs and sneezes and take care of yourself. Get your vaccines. Unplug from news or social media. Connect with friends and family. Take time to breathe, drink water and rest.


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Continue to promote boosters for your communities! Wes Studi, Oscar award recipient and Cherokee tribal member, encourages AI/AN communities to get vaccinated and boosted. Share these videos with your communities:
How to Always Be Accreditation Ready
This month’s spotlight started over a year ago, preparing the arrival of The Joint Commission (TJC) for one facility’s hospital accreditation and patient-centered medical home (PCMH) certification survey. The nearly yearlong delay was due to the COVD-19 public health emergency, but when you have a team and staff that work throughout the year to stay continuously ready, a delay is no problem. 

This material was prepared by Comagine Health for the American Indian Alaska Native Healthcare Quality Initiative under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. NQIIC-AIHQI-298-11/23/2022