COVID-19 Emergency Management Education Programme for Nursing Homes (March 26th and 27th)

Course Description

Nursing homes should now take steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This programme guides the practical development of a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan in line with best practice, from the preparation phase to the management of confirmed cases. The programme shall be delivered via online webinar over two 90-minute sessions. These sessions shall be complemented by an optional Comprehensive Resource Pack. The Comprehensive Resource Pack will provide the nursing home with a suite of policy descriptors, documents and templates, covering in detail the areas of governance, risk, infection protocol and business continuity planning (to mention but a few examples). This suite will be regularly checked and updated, so that the materials your nursing home needs to face this crisis always stay current.

Course Aim

This unique emergency programme will detail what nursing homes need to know before and in the event of an outbreak of Covid-19 on their premises. The programme will provide you with the tools to manage the impact of Covid-19 and minimise the risks to your staff, clients and business.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Training will be delivered as two online webinars.

Webinar Session 1 – Preparing and Planning (90 minutes)
Webinar Session 2 – Manage, Control and Evaluate (90 minutes)


In the course of these sessions, the core topics you will cover include:

  • Structures for Planning and Decision Making
  • Updates and Communication
  • Stocks and Supplies - Preparation and Allocation
  • Staff and Workflow Management
  • Resident Care
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Emergency Escalation
If you purchase the recommended Comprehensive Resource Pack, sample documents you will have access to are:

  • Covid-19 Roles and Responsibilities
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Liaison Responsibilities (for Residents, Families, Staff, HSE, HSPC and HIQA),
  • PPE Policy and Procedures
  • IPC Audit Tools
  • IPC Policy and Procedures Covid-19 Update (#12)
The HCI are a professional services provider of patient safety, regulatory compliance, and quality improvement intelligence. They are an expert organisation supporting the development of health and social-care professionals.

Course Details

  • Category: Management and Administration in Healthcare
  • Venue: Webinar
  • Start date: 26 Mar 2020
  • Duration: Days: Half day
  • Provider: Health Care Informed (HCI)
  • Skillnet Members Price: €70.00
  • Unemployed: No
  • Accreditation: Company Certified
  • Award: Certificate
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