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COVID-19 Impact on Skilled Nursing Facilities

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 2.00
    • Other: 2.00
    • CNE: 2.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 1, 2024
  • Expires: Feb 1, 2027
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    2 Hour(s)
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This CE Activity was recorded from a live webinar that occurred on June 2, 2020. 


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


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities

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

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.00 nursing contact hours.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months.  An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

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.