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COVID-19 Toolkit

We’ve curated a comprehensive toolkit comprised of resources and products designed to help your organization maintain a safe environment and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including educational resources, compliance training, and the ability to remotely treat and triage quarantined patients with Telehealth Virtual Visits.

A Word from MedBridge’s CEO

“Throughout this crisis, one observation is abundantly clear: Healthcare providers are resilient.”

Free Infection Prevention Compliance Courses

Standardize your organization’s infection prevention training, quickly bring your staff up to speed with the latest protocols, and ensure your team is equipped with up-to-date information with our free seven-part infection prevention compliance course series.

How Our Solution Can Help During This Crisis

  • Remotely treat and triage patients through our intuitive video conferencing environment. Stream and share home programs to create a seamless experience for your patients. Learn More
  • Remove the barriers to treatment introduced by the COVID-19 crisis and maintain adherence to treatment plans by prescribing home exercises and patient education in easy-to-follow, achievable daily doses on our patient mobile app. Learn More
  • Our comprehensive patient engagement suite features adherence tracking, in-app messaging, and satisfaction monitoring to help keep patients engaged and active in their plan of care while they're confined to their home. Learn More
  • To overcome the impact of conference cancellations and restrictions on in-person training, our robust library of thousands of continuing education courses ensure you’re able to advance your training and keep your license throughout this period. Learn More
  • By pairing our evidence-based education with your own company-specific protocols and resources in the Learning Management System, you can assign your staff the information they need to keep everyone safe. Learn More
  • Ensure you’re able to effectively respond to this unprecedented healthcare crisis with education on how to lead your team through crises. Learn More

Featured COVID-19 Resources

We’ve worked with industry experts and leaders to provide guidance, checklists, and procedures to help organizations and practitioners keep their patients and community protected and prepared to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Updates on E-Visits and Telehealth for Outpatient Therapy Services, Part 1

Presented by Nancy Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC and Rick Gawenda, PT

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Panel Discussion with Home Health Leaders

Presented by April Anthony, Mary Ann Christopher, Michael P. Johnson, and Monique Reese

Leading with a People First Strategy in Challenging Times

Presented by Amy Lafko, PT, MBA

More COVID-19 Resources

Telehealth and Remote Care

[Article] 4 Tips for Conducting Successful E-Visits

Like many of you, I’m trying to navigate the current COVID-19 crisis. My goal is to keep my patients safe while also delivering modified, quality service. E-visits are one option for staying connected with your patients while still providing them with advice so they can cont...

[Article] FAQ: Providing E-Visits During the COVID-19 Crisis

CMS is now allowing physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists to perform e-visits, a limited form of telehealth, as a way to connect with and manage care for existing Medicare patients during the COVID-19 crisis. Here are answers to some ...

[Article] What We Know So Far About E-Visit Reimbursement for Therapy Providers Billing Medicare

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) moved to allow therapy providers to conduct a limited form of telehealth referred to as an “e-visit.” While we don’t have the full picture yet of how this will work, let’s talk about what we know so far fr...

[Press Release] MedBridge Launches Telehealth Virtual Visits Software

MedBridge, the industry-leading online education and patient engagement solution that enables healthcare organizations to improve outcomes and optimize care delivery, announced today that it has released Telehealth Virtual Visits. The offer is intended to provide crucial help...

[Webinar] Updates on E-Visits and Telehealth for Outpatient Therapy Services, Part 1

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS has allowed the use of virtual visits, specifically ‘e-visits,’ for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. In part one of this webinar series, we discuss the guidelines of what these e-visits...

Leading Through Crisis

[Article] Leading Through COVID-19: 4 Strategies to Inspire and Motivate

During these challenging times, staff are experiencing high levels of change, resulting in increased levels of stress and anxiety. Staff are at their best when they feel their leader is invested in them both personally and professionally, so in these times of high stress and...

[Article] Leading Through COVID-19: Three Ways to Elevate Your Leadership

When our normal routine is disrupted in times of crisis or immense change, it’s easy to be hesitant to act or to try a little too hard to fix individual problems. We can easily get lost in the issues at hand or seek short-term solutions that don’t address the new reality. Wh...

[Article] Key Takeaways from Our Live Webinar on Home Health Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

How are home health organizations experiencing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? To find out, MedBridge Board Member Mary Ann Christopher hosted a live webinar on April 1, 2020, with top home health executives April Anthony, CEO of Encompass Home Health and Executive...

[Article] Leading Through COVID-19: Making and Communicating a Plan During Crisis

On the best of days, effective leadership can be a challenge. Inspiring staff, building teams, and managing resources all play a part in effective and impactful leadership. In times of crisis, such as this COVID-19 outbreak, many of the traditional rules seem to go out the w...

[Webinar] Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Panel Discussion with Home Health Leaders

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, home health organizations must evaluate their readiness to respond and develop action plans to keep their staff and patients safe in this time of need. Please join Mary Ann Christopher, former VP and Corp...

[Article] Leading Through COVID-19: Controlling Your Story During Crisis

We are living in unprecedented times. The world as we know it is rapidly changing. Just a few short weeks ago, none of us would have dreamed we would be where we are today. Fear, anxiety, and helplessness have taken over many of us—and for good reason, as we are navigating u...

[Article] Multi-Part Blog and Video Series: Leading Teams in Times of Crisis and Immense Change

MedBridge Education, in collaboration with Dr. Linda Shell, MA, RN, is pleased to announce a multi-part series designed for leaders and managers of healthcare organizations. During this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, it is essential that leaders and their teams come together...

[Webinar] Leading with a People First Strategy in Challenging Times

Though we are currently in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, we now have an opportunity to demonstrate the skills of leadership when they truly matter the most. During this webinar, I will share the framework of a ‘People First Strategy’, then provide examples of how to...

Infection Prevention

[Article] Optimizing Personal Protective Equipment Use During the COVID-19 Crisis

Since the dawn of disposable, single-use products in health care, we have been taught to never reuse a product. If we had to care for someone on transmission-based precautions, be it contact or droplet, we would don the proper equipment before entering the room and doff it b...

[Article] Community Preparedness Guidelines for COVID-19

In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China. The new respiratory disease—coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19—is spreading globally, as well as across the United States. The general strateg...

[PDF Download] COVID-19 Policy and Procedure Instructional

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. The virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The general strategies that prevent the spread of COV...

[Article] Checklist for Inpatient Communities During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Long-term care facilities have experience managing respiratory infections and outbreaks among residents and staff and should apply the same outbreak management principles to COVID-19. In addition, the following checklist will be initiated...

[PDF Download] Facility Checklist for COVID-19

Key goals for the U.S. healthcare system in response to the COVID-19 outbreak are to reduce morbidity and mortality, minimize disease transmission, protect healthcare employees, and preserve healthcare system functioning....

COVID-19 Updates

[Article] Your Guide to the Latest COVID-19 Recommendations and Resources [Updated Daily]

As a healthcare provider, you need quick access to the most recent information and guidance about COVID-19. Regardless of your role or setting, you can find the latest data and recommendations here from the most reliable and relevant sources, including CDC, CMS, and other pr...

[Article] What We Know So Far About E-Visit Reimbursement for Therapy Providers Billing Medicare

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) moved to allow therapy providers to conduct a limited form of telehealth referred to as an “e-visit.” While we don’t have the full picture yet of how this will work, let’s talk about what we know so far fr...

[Article] FAQ: Providing E-Visits During the COVID-19 Crisis

CMS is now allowing physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists to perform e-visits, a limited form of telehealth, as a way to connect with and manage care for existing Medicare patients during the COVID-19 crisis. Here are answers to some...

[Webinar] Updates on E-Visits and Telehealth for Outpatient Therapy Services, Part 1

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS has allowed the use of virtual visits, specifically ‘e-visits,’ for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. In part one of this webinar series, we discuss the guidelines of what these e-visits...

Provider/Patient Wellness

[Article] Communicating in the Age of Social Distancing

Don’t shake hands or touch each other. Keep six feet between yourself and other people. Be sure to wear a mask (and gown and gloves and goggles) in patient rooms. Minimize social contact. It’s hard to imagine a situation less conducive to communicati...

[Article] 5 Ways to Navigate Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Will healthcare workers experience an increase in burnout due to the COVID-19 outbreak? You bet. As healthcare workers deal with the marathon of treating patients diagnosed with the virus—all while coping with limited resources—making plans to manage burnout and supporting t...

[Article] Fact or Fiction? Dispelling the Myths Surrounding COVID-19

Right now it’s impossible to turn on the television or radio or peruse social media without hearing about COVID-19. Cities, states, and countries on lockdown, famous people under quarantine. Along with the virus, the level of panic itself is practically a pandemic. In these...

[Article] A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Staying Healthy Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthcare providers, whether they are nurses, doctors, or therapists, are notorious for providing quality care at the expense of their own health. During this time of uncertainty with COVID-19, we must work at keeping ourselves healthy in order to not only maintain our own...

Motivational Interviewing

[Free Video Series] Curb Your Crisis: When Drive is in Low Gear

Are your patients anxious about COVID? Does fear derail your health conversations? In this 3-part video series you’ll work through a case study to learn how to identify strategies to help patients stay on track to be their best.

Free Community Education to Help Stop the Spread

With so much COVID-19 information being shared, it can be difficult to identify patient education resources that are engaging, informative, and accurate. We created these videos so that you can confidently share COVID-19 prevention resources that will help keep your patients, your staff, and their families safe.

COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus

Mental Health Tips to Use During the Coronavirus Pandemic