July 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Close up of nurse working on a tablet

In this session, CDC staff will discuss the COVID-19 Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) tool that was developed to support nursing homes preparing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Health departments, QIN-QIOs and other partners can use this tool to help assess infection prevention practices and guide quality improvement activities through technical assistance to providers. During the discussion, the CDC will share examples of ways that providers and partners have worked together to identify opportunities and strategies to improve Infection Prevention Control (IPC) implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, July 23, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 PM CT


Open to nursing home leaders, clinical and administrative staff members and others interested in nursing home infection prevention in the era of COVID-19.

Session Objectives:

  1. Review key COVID-19 Prevention Strategies for nursing homes
  2. Describe frequently identified concerns and challenges identified during implementation of IPC practices
  3. Discuss opportunities to strengthen prevention activities based on provider feedback and experiences

Advance Registration Required: Register here.

Note: Once you register, you will receive an email with your individual link to join the webcast. The link you receive will only work for one user. Please forward this email to other team members if you would like them to attend so they can register.

Nimalie Stone CDC

Nimalie Stone, MD, MS
Medical Epidemiologist for Long-term Care
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention (CDC



Continuing Education Credits:

The National Nursing Home Training Series is not accredited by CMS. You can follow up with your association or accrediting body to see if it awards credit for participation in these trainings. Continuing education credits may be awarded by some organizations for participation in CMS trainings.

Series Description:

The National CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Training is brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the QIO Program, a national network of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) serving every state and territory.

Invitations are distributed weekly for each training in the series. Sign up here for updates. Miss a training? View recordings, slides and resources on QIOProgram.org.