PHASE TWO - Project ECHO for NC and SC Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

May 12–Aug 25, 2021 Nursing

PHASE TWO - Project ECHO for NC and SC Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network


Nursing home residents are especially vulnerable to SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) due to their age, their underlying frailty, and their communal living conditions. And nursing home staff who care for them are among the most needed and most at-risk essential workers. It is estimated that almost 56,000 nursing home residents and staff have died from COVID-19, representing more than one-quarter of the nation’s known COVID-19 deaths. Supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Project ECHO is launching a Phase 2 National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network.

The AHRQ ECHO Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network is extending through the end of August 2021. New registrants from assisted living facilities, adult day care, hospitals, and memory care centers are welcome as well as past attendees from completed cohorts. Attendance at a previous cohort is not required. This cohort has nineteen new weekly cohort sessions which begin on April 21st, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. The cohort meets every Wednesday.

We heard —and we listened from you how valuable the cohort sessions have been—how much you and your staffs benefited from being part of an ongoing learning community focused on stopping the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes.

We will continue to be there for you. For this new round of cohort sessions, we are using a more flexible format and content focused on what’s happening now in the field. Our 90-minute sessions will break down like this:

• Weekly COVID Synopsis – 5-10 minutes
• Content Refresher – 5-10 minutes
• Breakouts – 40-50 minutes
• Discussion and/or Optional Group Coaching – 30 minutes
• In addition, as your Training Center, we will offer 1-1 technical assistance and a deeper dive into resources, including outside sessions if needed.

MAHEC engages in evaluation activities to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate format.

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By registering for this series, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with the University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO®, which is a collaborating partner of this continuing education activity.

Target Audience

Nursing Home Administrators, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Social Workers


  • Anna Hicks, MD
  • Lourdes M. Lorenz-Miller, RN MSN NEA-BC AHN-BC
  • Jadia K. Mincey, BS, RN
  • Richard Scoville


Project ECHO for NC and SC Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network - PHASE TWO - Every Wednesday
5/12 12:00 PM–8/25 1:30 PM


1.900 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.9 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

19.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 19.00 Contact Hours.

19.000 Nursing Contact Hours

Participants must attend 80% of the activity to receive credit.

19.00 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1848 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


FREE Free, but must register to attend
Applies 4/13/21–8/25/21
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