Nursing Home COVID-19 Preparedness for Fall and Winter 2020



Available through the CMS Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to help nursing homes prepare for the fall and winter months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Developed to meet the urgent and ongoing needs of nursing home managers and frontline staff, insights gained during the COVID-19 pandemic have been used to create a series of scenario-based trainings to share knowledge around ways to protect, provide care and prevent the spread of COVID-19. These free CMS Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff & Management learning intensives are hosted on the CMS Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP). This fall, nursing home staff members can earn certificates of completion while receiving the latest guidance from CMS on COVID-19 preparedness, resident-centered care and infection prevention and control.


Nursing home frontline staff will learn:

Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment | Screening and Surveillance | Cleaning the Nursing Home | Cohorting | Caring for Residents with Dementia in a Pandemic

In addition to these topics, nursing home managers will learn:

Basic Infection Control | Emergency Preparedness and Surge Capacity | Addressing Emotional Needs of Residents and Staff | Telehealth for Nursing Homes | Getting your Vaccine Delivery System Ready


These trainings will help nursing homes continue to respond to the demands of COVID-19 into the second half of 2020 and beyond. Register on QSEP to get started or contact your local QIN-QIO for more information.