Health System Guidance
Duke PHMO will continue to collaborate with our SNF providers during this pandemic. The following links represent the best resources for Skilled Nursing Facilities in our community. We will continue to update this page as new information is received. If you have any questions or would like to add any additional resources, please contact:
Heather Jacobson, PHMO Senior Planning & Strategic Services Analyst at email@example.com.
Additionally, we have assembled a team that includes experts in infectious disease, geropsychiatry, palliative care, and case management to answer questions and find solutions for a variety of situations. To submit a question to the team on one of these topics, please submit your questions using the link below:
- California chapter
- Washington State Chapter AMDA site with webinar videos
- AMDA: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 and PALTC
- AMDA: Anticoagulation of Patients with COVID-19 in PALTC
- AMDA: Transfer of Hospital Patients to the PALTC Setting
- CDC What’s New landing page
- CDC Webinar Series - COVID-19 Prevention Messages for Long Term Care Staff
- CDC Clinician On-Call Center
- FAQs for Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations
- CMS FAQs on Nursing Home Visitation (includes definitions of compassionate care situations, which does not exclusively refer to end-of-life situations)
- Flowchart Hospital to SNF (NCDHHS) UPDATED!
NC Health Systems and Hospitals COVID-19 Pages
Palliative Care/Goals of Care Resources
Data and Modeling
The Pandemic Response Network (PRN) is a network of organizations working with public and private partners to connect people with the critical and supportive resources they need. PRN’s mission is to help people stay safe and connected during pandemics. Launched in April 2020, the PRN’s principal service offering is the Community Health Watch COVID-19 symptom support program. Community Health Watch uses a web-based survey and a team of healthcare professionals who provide feedback and guidance to participants on how to care for themselves. The team calls people across North Carolina when symptoms of are serious enough to seek care at a hospital or a healthcare facility.
The HERO-HCQ trial is still enrolling healthcare providers (HCP). As of June 18, approximately 900 HCP across the country enrolled. Approximately 50 of these have been enrolled at Duke University.
Why participate? HCP remain at risk for COVID-19.
- COVID-19 is increasing in the community and in the hospital. For example, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Duke University Hospital this week has been as high as ever.
- COVID-19 cases in HCP are increasing in the Raleigh-Durham.
- We have revised study procedures and can now offer participants a $25 voucher.
Enroll for the registry at heroesresearch.org!
Covidentify is a new Duke study investigating whether your smartphone and smartwatch could determine whether or not you have COVID-19 or Influenza (flu). All we ask is that you answer two simple questions each day for up to 12 months: Were you within 6 feet of other people? Do you feel sick? If you feel sick, we will ask you a few more questions.
If you have a Fitbit, Garmin, or Apple Watch, you can connect that too. We have a limited number of wearable devices to give out (Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit) for participation in the study for those who are most at risk for COVID-19 infection. This includes front line workers and family members of those who may be infected. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Signup on your smartphone, tablet, or computer at Covidentify.org and receive the daily questions by an iPhone app, text message, or email. By joining, you will play a pivotal role in helping our team learn how to detect COVID-19 early in order to facilitate better outcomes for all. Even those who do not display symptoms can spread the disease.
Probiotics to Prevent COVID-19
Join the clinical trial investigating Probiotics to Prevent COVID-19. Researchers Paul Wischmeyer and Anthony Sung at Duke University have identified a probiotic (live bacteria, as is present in yogurt) that has the potential to decrease COVID-19 infection by 30-50%. They are currently developing a clinical trial to use this probiotic to prevent COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities for residents and staff. If you are interested in working with them, please contact PROTECT-SNF@duke.edu.
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DISCLAIMER: The information is provided as a consultative resource in response to inquiries from facilities and professionals who remain responsible for determining whether and how to apply it to the circumstance of any facility or individual, and accordingly is not rendered as medical advice or direction for any facility or individual and is not intended to create a physician-patient relationship with any individual.