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COVID-19 Impact on Skilled Nursing Facilities

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 2.00
    • CNE: 2.00
    • Other: 2.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Nov 2, 2020
  • Expires: Nov 1, 2023
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    2 Hour(s)
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Kevin W.  Hatton Kevin W. Hatton, MD, FCCM
Chief, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
UK HealthCare
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology and Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Gregory A.  Jicha Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Amy E.  Richardson Amy E. Richardson, RN, MSN
Staff Development Specialist,
Nursing Practice and Support Services
UK HealthCare
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Marie B.  Smart Marie B. Smart, SW, BA
Quality Assurance Review Team
The Breckinridge Christian Care Communities Board
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Older adults and those with medical conditions, such as cognitive impairment and dementia have demonstrated increased risk of morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19. Certified nursing facilities are experiencing drastic effects due to confined spaces and vulnerable populations. Increased recognition and implementation of best-practices in hygiene, medical indicators for concern, and behavioral adjustments for social distancing are urgently needed. 

Training opportunities in the understanding of precautions are increasingly present in online trainings, yet these rarely address the specific needs of certified nursing facilities and residents of these facilities. There is lack of trainings specific to the needs of residents with cognitive impairment and dementia. Due to the unprecedented challenges associated with COVID-19, best-practices training is needed for staff at every level of care and administration for certified nursing facilities.

Target Audience

This series is for ALL Certified Nursing Facilities personnel in Kentucky.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the don/doff of personal protective equipment (PPE) to implement proper use
  • Identify specific medical concerns associated with transmission, early contraction, need for advanced care, and prevention methods relevant to COVID-19
  • Implement behavioral strategies that promote social distancing within certified nursing facilities


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 2.00 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 2.4 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0127. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 2.00 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker, planner, or content reviewer has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


The KEEN-CDC Initiative is funded through CMS Grant #2018-04-KY- 0329 and the Kentucky Office of the Inspector General.