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Webinar Series: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care

As long-term care and retirement homes continue to adapt to COVID-19, collaborative learning is needed now more than ever. The Next Steps in COVID-19 Response webinar series brings people together so they can share with and learn from others facing similar challenges and opportunities in long-term care and retirement homes during the pandemic.

This webinar series focuses on six key areas that can strengthen pandemic response: preparation; prevention; people in the workforce; pandemic response and surge capacity; plan for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care; and presence of family.

This webinar series complements the LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program and is open to anyone who would like to join.

Upcoming Webinars

*NEW* Webinar Series Beginning MAY 2022

Monday May 16, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (ET) | Creative Staffing Models in LTC
With Debra Boudreau, Michele Lowe, and Laurie Cerqueti

Join us for a discussion on some of the creative ways that LTC homes have approached models of staffing during the pandemic, and learn about a new framework for managing health human resources in LTC.

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Registering gives you access to all webinars and series.

Recent Webinars

All webinars can be viewed on demand via YouTube and summaries are below.

Monday March 14 | CIHI Long-Term Care Data and Measurement

With the Canadian Institute for Health Information 

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Collecting and analyzing data is essential for meaningful quality improvement. This webinar discussed data that has been collected by CIHI on topics that are key to long-term care.

Monday February 14 | Update on Vaccines and Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) in Long-Term Care 

With Dr. Bryna Warshawsky of PHAC, and Dr. Jim Ayukekbong of IPAC Canada

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This webinar featured updates related to vaccinations and IPAC in long-term care during the latest wave of COVID-19, and recommendations for the future of vaccine and IPAC policies.

January 17, 2022 | HSO Update on Development of the New National Long-Term Care Services Standard

With Dr. Samir Sinha - Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and Chair of the HSO’s National LTC Services Standard Technical Committee

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In this webinar, Dr. Sinha provided an update on the development process of new National Long-Term Care Standards by the Health Standards Organization (HSO, the Standards Council of Canada, and Canadian Standards Association. These standards will aim to address the delivery of safe, reliable, and high-quality LTC services as well as operation and infection prevention and control practices.

December 6, 2021 | Webinar: Promising Practices for Supporting Long Term Care Providers Resilience  

With Dr. Carole Estabrooks, University of Alberta

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In this webinar, Dr. Carole Estabrooks joined us to talk about the promising practices that foster personal resilience, team cohesion and organizational learning that will assist LTC managers through the longer term impacts the pandemic may have had on their staff.   Dr. Estabrooks highlighted some strategies that homes across Canada have been using during the pandemic to assist their staff and a few research projects which have been found to support the mental health of care aides. 

November 29, 2021 | Practices of Interest to Support In-Person Family Presence and Communication with Families 

With Pamela Fancey and Janice Keefe, MSVU – Nova Scotia Centre on Aging 

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In this webinar, Pamela Fancey and Janice Keefe joined us to talk about a report commissioned by Healthcare Excellence Canada, and researched and produced by Mount Saint Vincent University – Nova Scotia Centre on Aging. The report is titled “Practices of Interest to Support In-Person Family Presence and Communication with Families” and revealed innovative and updated practices used regarding family presence in long-term care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar highlighted key strategies adapted by care homes to keep families and essential care partners informed about resident care, policy changes and strategies to increase in-person presence of essential care partners and visitors (i.e., family, friend, volunteer) during public health restrictions.  Representatives from three homes across Canada who were interviewed for the report briefly shared their initiatives to support increased essential care partner presence. 

November 15, 2021 | Moral Injury in LTC

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With MaryAnn Notarianni and Fardous Hosseiny from the Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

This presentation focused on work from the Centre of Excellence on PTSD in the areas of Moral Injury and Moral Distress. Information and guidance from this session related to the experience of Moral Injury for healthcare workers in long-term care. 

October 18, 2021 | COVID-19 and Influenza Management

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With Bryna Warshawsky of the Public Health Agency of Canada

With the regular flu season beginning, long-term care and retirement homes face new challenges in adapting to simultaneous IPAC and vaccine management for influenza and COVID-19. This webinar discussed some of the challenges and strategies for success in operational management for both influenza and COVID-19.

Past Webinars

September 13, 2021 Wellness Together Canada – a mental health portal for everyone in Canada 

August 16, 2021: Priorities in Setting New HSO National Standards for LTC

July 12, 2021: What has COVID-19 taught us about improvement?

June 14, 2021: Appropriate Prescribing in LTC

May 17, 2021: Simulations in LTC

February 8, 2021: Vaccine rollout

January 18, 2021: Essential Together and Vaccine Preparedness

December 7, 2020: Pandemic Response and Surge Capacity // LTC and Hospital Partnership: Key Learnings from Southlake and River Glen Haven LTC

November 9, 2020: People in the Workforce

October 19, 2020: Prevention: the province of Quebec’s action plan

September 14, 2020: Preparation to prevent outbreak in long-term care

August 10, 2020: Family Presence in Long-Term Care

July 27, 2020: Launch of LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together

July 20, 2020: Informational Webinar

LTC+ is being delivered by Healthcare Excellence Canada. LTC+ is supported by the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council, Shared Health (previously Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety), New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes and CADTH, with additional funding support from the CMA Foundation.

CADTH BC Patient Safety & Quality Council CMA Foundation
  The New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes