Forum Extended Care Services has mobilized to prepare for any impact COVID-19 may have on the communities and residents we serve. We are closely monitoring all developments related to the pandemic and guidance from resources including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as other Federal, state, and local health officials to respond swiftly and appropriately in real-time.
We serve a vulnerable population and, during this of all times, it is critical that we maintain our service levels without compromising the health of our patients, partners, and each other. Published below are links to resources that may prove useful in remaining abreast of this continually-evolving situation.
CDC – What Healthcare Personnel Should Know About Caring for Patients with Confirmed or possible COVID-19 (PDF)
Rush University Medical Center – Donning & Doffing Disposable PPE (video)
Rush University Medical Center – Donning & Doffing Reusable PPE (video)
The Joint Commission – Removing Disposable Gown & Gloves (video)
GUIDANCE AND FAQs:
CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings
CDC Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19
CDC Healthcare Professionals: FAQs and Answer
CDC Guidance to prevent spread in LTC
OTHER COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGES:
AHCA/NCAL COVID-19 Resources Page
The Joint Commission Coronavirus Resources
WHO COVID-19 Risk Communication Package for Healthcare Facilities
Practical Tools and Info from Other LTC Service Providers
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