Using Observational Audits to Assess Staff Skills to Prevent COVID-19 Infection

Using Observational Audits to Assess Staff Skills to Prevent COVID-19 Infection

Two new resources from AHRQ are part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect nursing home residents and staff from COVID-19. Both are intended to support the use of observational audits, which help facilities understand if staff members are fully complying with infection prevention practices:

The new tools are provided as part of the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. A partnership between AHRQ, the University of New Mexico’s ECHO Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the network provides free training and mentorship on infection prevention and safety practices.

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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April 8, 2021