COVID Response Analysis: A Process for Post-Event Review

Date: February 10, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00PM


Protocols and practices for COVID management require review of their impact on care. This session will present a method used by The New Jewish Home for reviewing COVID response management. Their process integrated observations of families, residents, and staff. The New Jewish Home’s COVID response was evaluated by using the Stop-Start-Continue rubric looking at four subtopics: infection prevention and control, staffing, communication, and patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe a process for reviewing protocols in place for COVID management
  • Describe a process for integrating family, resident, and staff into review of COVID management
  • Describe a process for utilizing the Stop-Start-Continue method for program evaluation 
  • Describe a process for developing a management action plan based upon protocol review 


Ruth Spinner, MD, CMD, is the senior medical director at The New Jewish Home. She leads the COVID response at the organization. She also runs the medical education program, where fellows in the Geriatrics Program have their long-term and post-acute care learning experience. She is a member of AMDA’s Education Committee. 

Elizabeth Weingast, RN, MSN, GNP, is a geriatric nurse practitioner and lead for risk management and QAPI at The New Jewish Home. She developed and managed the post-event analysis for COVID. 

Credit Statements: 


Designation - AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of  1.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation : AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CMD: This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.0 management hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.  

Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

Disclosure Information: 

Speakers are required to provide verbal disclosure prior to each talk. If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, please report this to the Society’s staff. According to the Society and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. 

The speaker has no financial relationships to disclose.  

The faculty have no financial relationships to disclose. 

The following AMDA Online Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD – United Health Group: Stock Shareholder; all others have no relationships to disclose. 

AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.