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Here is your one-stop location for all things COVID-19 in Kansas related to nursing homes and other aging-related healthcare providers. This page contains the latest information and links to other trusted resources and tools. As the situation continues to change, we have created an archives page that houses all older news and information for easy access.

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Information from LeadingAGe Kansas

New! 4-8-2020 We are getting lots of questions about PPE use. On April 2, 2020 CMS released new guidance that addresses PPE use.  The current recommendations are quoted below.

 

 

“Long-term care facilities should ensure all staff are using appropriate PPE when they are interacting with patients and residents, to the extent PPE is available and per CDC guidance on conservation of PPE.

    • For the duration of the state of emergency in their State, all long-term care facility personnel should wear a facemask while they are in the facility.
    • Full PPE should be worn per CDC guidelines for the care of any resident with known or suspected COVID-19 per CDC guidance on conservation of PPE.
    • If COVID-19 transmission occurs in the facility, healthcare personnel should wear full PPE for the care of all residents irrespective of COVID-19 diagnosis or symptoms.
    • Patients and residents who must regularly leave the facility for care (e.g., hemodialysis patients) should wear facemasks when outside of their rooms.
    • When possible, all long-term care facility residents, whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not, should cover their noses and mouths when staff are in their room. Residents can use tissues for this. They could also use cloth, non-medical masks when those are available. Residents should not use medical facemasks unless they are COVID-19-positive or assumed to be COVID-19-positive.” (CMS, April 2, 2020, p. 2)

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