In free-text comments in a Q&I survey, frontline nursing home staff describe working under complex conditions during the novel coronavirus pandemic, while coping fears for themselves and the residents under their care.
The pandemic has made working conditions even more challenging for frontline nursing home staff, who face heavy workloads, infection risk, and the emotional burden of caring for residents dealing with significant illness and loneliness, according to findings from a Q&I survey.
As late as June 2020, several months into the novel coronavirus pandemic, extended reuse of personal protective equipment (PPE) remains common in nursing homes, according to findings from a Q&I survey.
We received a 5-year grant to create the Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network, a resource and incubator to advance stakeholder-partnered rehabilitation research that improves quality, demonstrates value, and enhances patient and systems outcomes.
The survey aims to capture the voices of frontline staff working in long-term care settings during the pandemic and to understand their experiences, in order to help others on the front lines and inform national discussion of long-term care needs, such as personal protective equipment.