Adoption of telehealth, in response to COVID-19, has been necessary for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) providers, especially for nursing homes with COVID-19 units. Therefore, it is imperative that LTSS staff and providers are knowledgeable about telehealth principles and best practices in their respective settings. In addition, LTSS nurses need distance-based education to improve geriatric assessment and communication skills in order to provide assistance for telehealth visits.
Training activities will occur in collaboration with the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Program (NEPQR), Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN), the University of Utah Health Interprofessional Education Program (IPE), and the U Health Network Development and Telehealth partners. While UGEC content will focus on telehealth in LTSS settings, we will work with these partners to ensure that our content augments University and Comagine Health telehealth education so that learners can participate in additional educational opportunities for a deeper more holistic understanding of how telehealth can address the unique challenges of COVID-19.
UGEC collaborate with Comagine Health on the 3-Part Telehealth ECHO presentations, whose recordings can be found HERE. In addition, Comagine produced the LTSS Telehealth Toolkit, which can be found HERE.
We will share our resources on a University of Utah Telehealth Resource Website created and maintained by UETN.