Issue: NYSCAL Notes 04-29-2020

Published on April 29, 2020

Articles in this issue:

DOH Updated Interim Guidance: Protocol for COVID-19 Testing Applicable to All Health Care Providers and Local Health Departments

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

Appropriate and efficient standards for testing are an essential component of a multi-layered strategy to prevent sustained spread of COVID-19. New York State continues to increase testing capacity for COVID-19 on a daily basis to ensure resources are being efficiently and equitably distributed. This NYSDOH guidance is necessary to ensure that New York State prioritizes resources to meet the most urgent public health need.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20

NYSHFA/NYSCAL Weekly Town Hall Call - April 30

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

The next NYSHFA/NYSCAL weekly Town Hall Call will take place on Thursday, April 30th from 11:00 am - 11:30 am. Attached you will find the April 30th Town Hall Agenda and other documents for the topics that will be discussed. This week’s topics include Tips and Strategies to Prepare When the Press Comes Knocking and Funding opportunities with the CARES Act for Nursing homes and Assisted Living Facilities.

Call-in Number: 1-800-220-9875 Passcode: 14227658#

We are listening to your requests to receive information as quickly as possible. The weekly Town Hall Calls provide you with information on key topics as well as, to offer you an opportunity to get questions answered and/or receive clarification. For future topics most important to your needs, please send us the top 2-3 topics and/or concerns you want information on at this time. Please send your ideas to Jackie Pappalardi (jpappalardi@NYSHFA-NYSCAL.org).

DOH: Healthcare Provider COVID-19 Weekly Call 4-30-20

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

Please join the NYS Department of Health Thursday, April 30th at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for a COVID-19 update for healthcare providers

To accommodate the large number of participants, our webinar will be streaming via YouTube Live: 

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/weekly-healthcare-provider-update 

For audio only, please dial-in: 844-512-2950

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Education from the Convenience of Your Office! Upcoming NYSHFA/NYSCAL Distance Learning

Author: * Published in Education

Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL for one or more of our upcoming Distance Learning Programs. Earn CEUs from the convenience of your office! We will host the following programs each approved for CEUs!

Modifying Therapeutic Activity and Psychosocial Services to Meet the Individual Needs of All Residents
Audio Conference (1.5 CEUS)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 10:00am

Treatment Options for Delusions and Hallucinations Associated with Parkinson’s Disease
Webinar (2.0 CEUS)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00am


Click here
for additional program details and registration options. 

Deadline Extended for 2020 Nursing Scholarship Program

Author:

The deadline for the 2020 Ruth E. Stafford and James D. Durante Nursing Scholarship Program has been extended to May 15, 2020.

Once again we are pleased to announce the Foundation for Quality Care Nursing Scholarship Program. The Foundation for Quality Care, the research and education affiliate of the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL), will administer the Ruth E. Stafford and James D. Durante Nursing Scholarship Program for 2020. This Scholarship Fund Program has been established to provide financial support to incumbent employees of NYSHFA/NYSCAL member facilities who are also nursing students pursuing careers in long term care. The Durante/Stafford Scholarships will now be awarded to students/nurses in three categories:

Skilled Nursing

Category I:  Students pursuing licenses as a practical nurse or registered nurse.  Two scholarships for $2,000 each are available for the Category I Scholarship.

Category II:  Registered nurses pursuing advanced degrees in nursing (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Specialist).  Two scholarships for $2,000 each are available for the Category II Scholarship.

Assisted Living

Students pursuing licenses as a practical nurse or registered nurse.  One scholarship for $2,000 is available.

The winners will be selected by NYSHFA’s Nurse Leadership Advisory Committee and awarded their Scholarship at the Annual Nurse Leadership Conference on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Verona, New York.

Scholarship Criteria and Submission Information:
Attached are the Scholarship Brochure and Application and Recommendation Forms. At the time of application, and when the scholarships are awarded, applicants must be employed by a long term care facility that is a member in good standing of the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living. Applicants must be applying to or enrolled in / accepted to an accredited school of nursing program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Applications are due by May 15, 2020.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Joanne O'Connor at the Foundation.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23