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Update on COVID testing and State Guidance

From: Health Facilities Licensing: In attempt to respond to questions and concerns received on Friday regarding the end of the State of Emergency (SoE), we provided flexibility to ensure no changes would impact you and your residents over the weekend. The SoE gave flexibility; however, without the SoE, we cannot waive statute.  The NH RSA […]

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Invitation to Participate: NHPR’s COVID-19 Remembrance Project

  NHPR is currently working on a community project, and they need YOUR voice! The project will memorialize those lost to COVID-19 over the last year, by collecting stories and photos from those who knew them. The goal is to highlight what was special about each individual, and to give people who knew them space […]

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Vaccinating the Homebound in NH

It’s a daunting challenge to vaccinate patients in all areas of the state with vaccines that must be used within a matter of hours. Pinning down the details has been difficult for many reasons. The Regional Public Health Networks and home care agencies across the state all have varying capabilities, not to mention there’s a […]

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Best Practices in COVID Vaccine Administration, Storage & Transport

If your agency will be contracting with DHHS to vaccinate patients, it’s important to have the proper training, info and equipment.  Please utilize these CDC online training resources. CEUs are available. Module WB 4460 COVID-19 Vaccine Training: Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Providers Module WB 4417 Storage and Handline 2021 Module WB 4464 […]

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CovidVaccineNow

Become a Vaccination Provider

New Hampshire’s health care providers stand at the ready to deliver the life saving vaccine injections to a demanding pubic. Unfortunately, there’s a supply crunch. According to officials at the state, New Hampshire has more than enough capacity to deliver the of COVID-19 vaccinations, but is currently only receiving about 17,000 doses a week. At […]

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COVID-19 Update

Vaccinating Medically Vulnerable Patients NH DHHS has posted NH Vaccination Guidelines for Phase 1b, a technical assistance document to help providers identify patients under age 65 with certain comorbidities. Phase 1b registration opened at 8AM this morning for people over age 65. By 9AM, approximately 80,000 people had registered. Vaccinating Homebound Patients – NH DHHS […]

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Vaccinate! NH’s Phase1B registration opens tomorrow

Registration opens for Phase 1b tomorrow, Friday, January 22 at 8 a.m. Those eligible can sign up here (on Friday). Additionally, the state has released the 1b technical document to help assist you and your network with determining who is eligible for vaccination and how vaccine will be distributed. They have also provided documents on […]

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Vendor List – Updated

https://homecarenh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/EOC-Logistics-Resources-01142021.xlsx ATTACHMENT 1: Vendor list Please see the most recent list of vendors who have contacted the state offering PPE and materials.  The state works hard to vet these vendors but you should vet them yourselves prior to entering into a contract.  You may still make your requests for PPE though WebEOC to ESF8 but […]

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Vaccine Available Now for Home Care & Hospice Staff

How to Register: First review the NH COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Guidelines for Phase 1a. This enables you as a health care provider to categorize yourself into Most-At-Risk, Moderate Risk and Lowest Risk, giving examples and guidance on who qualifies for which category. We have limited doses of vaccine coming into our state and we need […]

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Vaccine Now Available for Home Care & Hospice Staff

Time to Register for Vaccinations! On December 24th, NH DHHS released information for ambulatory care workers to register online for vaccination appointments at fixed sited locations. This group includes home care, hospice, and personal care workers with direct patient contact. How to Register: First review the NH COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Guidelines for Phase 1a. This […]

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Vaccination Registration Open for Some Home Care Employees

NH DHHS is pleased to announce that “Most-Risk” ambulatory care and health care professionals working in other settings can now register to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This communication outlines that process, which involves individuals and health care organizations working together to ensure the best use of the limited doses of vaccine available. You may receive […]

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IMPORTANT: COVID Surveillance Testing for Hospice Staff in NH

During the past week, there has been ongoing discussion between the Alliance, the NH Health Care Association and NH DHHS regarding COVID tests for hospice staff who care for patients in Long Term Facilities.  This process has become more complicated as LTCFs vary between testing 100% of their staff weekly or twice weekly. Today, NH […]

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COVID-19 Science and NH Vaccine Update

    COVID-19 Science and New Hampshire Vaccine Update Elizabeth Talbot, MD, Deputy State Epidemiologist, NH DHHS; Infectious Disease Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine  

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Attend Weekly COVID-19 Information for NH Long-Term Care Providers

Weekly Scheduled Calls Weekly Call Schedules Question Submission Link (Long-term care providers only, please) Wednesdays @ 11:45a:  ALL Long-Term Care Providers with Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, Dr. Benjamin Chan, Elizabeth Daly, & Taylor Selembo from DPHS Thursdays @ 12:00n:  Across multiple levels of care and industries with DPHS.  (Coordinated by DPHS) In partnership with the New […]

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Stress & Burnout in COVID

Stress & Burnout:  Recognizing the Signs and Strategies to Help Yourself and Others Denise White shares her experience and offers advice on how to combat the “I’m fine” culture with your staff. stress and burnout in covid from Leslie Hammond on Vimeo. View her handouts and additional resources below. Stress and Burnout resources Slides_Stress and […]

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Updated Therapeutic Management of Patients with COVID-19

https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov   Therapeutic Management of Patients with COVID-19 From NIH:  Last Updated December 3, 2020 Executive Summary Two main processes are thought to drive the pathogenesis of COVID-19. Early in the course of the infection, the disease is primarily driven by replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Later in the course of […]

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Alliance PPE Portal

The Alliance has partnered with the American Advertising Specialties in creating in a portal for commonly used personal protective equipment (PPE) can be purchased in bulk. Take advantage of this great pricing and quick delivery! This partnership is in line with our mission, to offer our members value based pricing and convenient access to high […]

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American Advertising Specialties Offers Members PPE

Here’s a new member benefit! The Alliance has partnered with American Advertising Specialties to help you obtain basic PPE supplies, including gloves, gowns, masks and hand sanitizer.  Several state home care associations across the country have partnered with AAS and received positive feedback from members.  All supplies are in-stock in the US, ship within 2-3 […]

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Binax now kits for non-contracted home care agencies

I’ve attached an FAQ on how to obtain a CLIA certificate and the application itself. The intent would be for medical home healthcare agencies to get access to these testing kits. My understanding is that it’s not a complicated process. There is a small fee (approximately $200) to obtain the CLIA certificate. CLIA Application FAQ: […]

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