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Hawaii’s testing policies are described below:

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Notable Groups: University of Hawaii Department of Geriatrics, Healthcare Association of Hawaii

The status of Hawaii’s workforce and staffing are explained beneath:

Notable Groups: University of Hawaii Department of Geriatrics, Healthcare Association of Hawaii

Hawaii’s cohorting practices are as follows:

  • University of Hawaii Department of Geriatrics, Healthcare Association of Hawaii

Notable Groups: University of Hawaii Department of Geriatrics, Healthcare Association of Hawaii

The status of Hawaii’s nursing home (NH) communications during the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Office of the Governor David Ige
    • Provides a COVID-19 Project ECHO education and training series. Sessions occur weekly and all long term care and assisted living facilities are invited • Series topics include: donning/doffing personal protective equipment (PPE), repurposing PPE, COVID-19 testing procedures, resident isolation and staff quarantine, and telemedicine in long term care. (Relevant links: https://geriatrics.jabsom.hawaii.edu/geriatrics and https://geriatrics.jabsom.hawaii.edu/ltss)

Notable Groups: Office of the Governor David Ige

Hawaii’s ongoing actions to improve access to personal protective equipment (PPE):

  • University of Hawaii, Hawaii State Rural Health Association
    • Provided a COVID-19 Project ECHO education and training series, with weekly sessions for all long term care and assisted living facilities. The series topics included: donning/doffing personal protective equipment (PPE), repurposing PPE, COVID-19 testing procedures, resident isolation and staff quarantine, and telemedicine in long term care. (Relevant link: https://geriatrics.jabsom.hawaii.edu/ltss)

Notable Groups: University of Hawaii, Hawaii State Rural Health Association

Hawaii’s current resources during the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • Hawaii Long Term Care (LTC) Workgroup, Hawaii Department of Health
    • The following resources from the Hawaii LTC Workgroup, which are accessible through the Mountain-Pacific Quality Health website, offer education and awareness around providing care during the COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines:
  • Kokua Mau Continuous Care

Notable Groups: Center to Advance Palliative Care, Hawaii Long Term Care (LTC) Workgroup, Hawaii Department of Health

Hawaii’s ongoing actions to better check visitors for potential Covid-19 and other methods of screening said visitors for family meetings:

Notable Groups: Office of the Governor David Ige

Hawaii’s Telehealth Inclusion:

  • University of Hawaii, Hawaii State Rural Health Association
    • A COVID-19 Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) education and training series is provided weekly. All long term care and assisted living facilities are invited. The series topics include: donning/doffing personal protective equipment (PPE), repurposing PPE, COVID19 testing procedures, resident isolation, staff quarantine, and telemedicine in long term care. (Relevant link: https://geriatrics.jabsom.hawaii.edu/ltss)

Notable Groups: University of Hawaii, Hawaii State Rural Health Association

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