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State-specific Resources

Infection Prevention and Control Resources for LTC RISE Teams

Request Binax POC testing supplies
Request reporting guidance, requirements & Survey 123 access
Request information about the National Healthcare Safety Network
Request information about PA’s COVID-19 vaccination program

Updated July 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is offering additional COVID-19 resources for LTC facilities including

Facilities should aim to procure resources independently through the commercial market as part of their sustainable outbreak operations. When barriers or limitations exist, testing support, PPE, and staff augmentation remain available. Requests can be made through the following links:

In addition to the services outlined above, the Department of Health is operationalizing a capability to provide access to COVID-19 therapeutics to residents of Long-term Care Facilities. With the recent approval of oral antiviral medications for COVID-19, DOH is holding product in strategic reserve at a DOH warehouse specifically intended to be used by residents of LTC facilities and other congregate care settings. Upon receipt of a request for mediation, DOH will ship product same day or next day to the LTC facility. Due to the nature of medications, product is only appropriate for residents within five days of symptom onset. Request oral antiviral medications from DOH.

For questions regarding the COVID vaccine for your facility, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Data and Strategy for Long-Term Care Facilities. To be matched with a vaccine partner, complete the PA Long-Term Care Facility State COVID-19 Vaccination Partnership, or email to ra-

The below resources are being made available to the LTC RISE Teams by the Department’s Infection Control and Outbreak Response (ICOR) team. This list does not include resources routinely provided such as PA HANs, CMS memos, ICOR-related presentations at healthcare coalition calls, etc. as that information is provided through other mechanisms.

Newly Added Resources

Monkeypox Resources

COVID-19 Resources

General Infection Prevention and Control Resources

Hand Hygiene

Standard Precautions

Transmission-based Precautions

PPE Donning and Doffing

Respiratory Etiquette/Hygiene

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfecting

Environmental Ventilation

Safe Injection Practices

Bloodborne Pathogens

Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs)

Central Line Infection Prevention

Urinary Catheter Infection Prevention

GI Illness Outbreak Response and Management

Ventilator-Associated Infections and Prevention

Wound Care

Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention Resources

Questions about these resources can be sent to Resources are subject to change as updates become available from CDC and DOH.

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