Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network ECHO

Program goal

  • Preventing COVID-19 from entering nursing homes via staff, visitors, and residents.
  • Should the virus enter the nursing home, preventing greater spread amongst patients, staff, and visitors.
  • Providing best-practice care and treatment for residents who test positive for COVID-19.
  • Protecting staff from infection and ensuring best-practice safety measures to help staff build confidence in their work, feel safe from infection, and support staff retention. 
  • Ensuring that residents who are dying from COVID-19 can safely receive visitors. 

About the Nursing Home ECHO

The Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network (CAN) ECHO provides education to healthcare professionals and staff on the best ways to prevent, reduce the spread, and provide treatment to residents if they contract the COVID-19 virus. Education will be provided in ways to ensure the safety of the staff to support staff retention. If a resident is dying from COVID-19, knowledge and application of best practice care procedures ensures residents can safely receive visitors at that time.

Who should attend?

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Practice Managers
  • Clinicians with leadership/management roles
  • Administrators

Meet our team

  • Greg Mayer, MD
  • Kendie Tilden, ADON
  • Misty Beaver, RN, C-NE
  • Alison Reuter, PsyD
  • Mark Heisler, PharmD
  • Lindsey Cunningham, QI Specialist

Program schedule

Wednesdays Noon–1:30 p.m. MST


  1. Post-Vaccination Practices—including visitation policies and PPE practices 
  2. Ongoing COVID-19 Identification and Treatment— plans for recognizing patients with COVID, post-COVID syndromes, testing, treatment and cohorting
  3. Emotional and Organizational Support for Staff
  4. Vaccinations—vaccine confidence, testing, logistics, ongoing compliance and complications
  5. Addressing And Supporting Needs of Residents and Families or Care Partners—isolation, family communications 
  6. Stopping the Spread (Infection Control)—building sustainable infection control practices
  7. Leadership Communication for COVID-19— huddles, rounding and other strategies
  8. Leadership Behaviors to Support Teams During COVID-19—teamwork, roles and psychological safety 

Community Partners:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
ECHO Institute

Program Contact:
Adrienne Madhavpeddi
Director, ASU ECHO

Clinic Coordinators:
Maria Hanlin

Alison Essary

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