MediSked COVID-19 Resource Center
MediSked Shows Our Appreciation
We want to thank all essential workers for their bravery and dedication during this time. Check out this video we made to express our gratitude to Direct Support Professionals in particular.
Keeping You Connected During COVID-19
Given the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, MediSked has compiled a list of available tools to support you in your efforts to promote the safety and health of the individuals that you work with and your staff. The features below will help you communicate important messages and track critical information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nationally recognized expert, Dr. Tom Pomeranz has developed a list of nearly 20 tangible steps that providers can take to address the critical health and safety needs of individuals and staff during this pandemic.
From documentation to communications and more, Dr Pomeranz offers advice on developing new processes that will help providers adjust to the current environment – while keeping a strong emphasis on remaining person-centered.
In this ongoing series of blogs, we speak with clients and other key stakeholders from across the country to highlight different approaches that they are taking to deliver services and supports to the individuals that need them, while maintaining the health and safety of staff.
Learn more about what MediSked’s partners are doing across the country to address the unique environment of COVID-19 by reading our blog series today.
The MediSked online Community offers our users a central location for ideas and discussions on the topics they care about most. On our Connect Community Discussion Board, we created a new category for COVID-19 so that our provider community can share ideas, questions, and best practices across the country.
Please note: you must be a registered Community member to participate in the online discussions.
Our US-based Support team of MediSked experts are available by phone Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET. Support emails will receive responses within 24 hours.
MediSked Support is available to designated organization contacts. For user assistance or password reset, please contact your administrator.
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MediSked Virtual Visits is an opportunity to connect via video conference or phone calls with MediSked team members to support social interactions and community inclusion. MediSked volunteers will host 30-minute activity-based sessions with individuals.
MediSked Connect: Tools for Communicating and Tracking
Agency Login Page Message (MediSked Connect)
MediSked Connect – Agency Management Platform, has an area below the login fields on the login page where a custom message can be added. This area supports HTML content, as well as external links. Contact Support to configure your agency’s homepage message with COVID-19 or other critical content.
Agency Whiteboard (MediSked Connect)
The Agency Whiteboard is an effective way to communicate with staff once they have logged into MediSked Connect. The Agency Whiteboard is on the Connect homepage and is configurable by users whose access level has the Whiteboard permission set to Yes. It supports rich text, allowing users with access to create content emphasizing important messages.
Observations Module (MediSked Connect)
Agencies can utilize Observations in MediSked Connect – Agency Management Platform, to help ensure staff are following important safety procedures for themselves and the individuals they are working with. Agencies can create pandemic-specific observations that record information for both staff and individuals.
Some sample questions that could be used in Observations to track staff health and safety include:
- Did you sanitize your hands upon arrival?
- What was your temperature when you clocked in?
- Do you have any of the following symptoms: Coughing, sore throat, difficulty breathing?
- How many times did you wash your hands during your shift?
- Have you had contact with anyone that has Covid-19 or is showing symptoms?
Reviewing Observation Reports regularly and taking action when staff report anything out of the ordinary will be a critical step in monitoring these observations.
Observations are reportable for users with the appropriate access. A downloadable guide to Observations is available here. If you have any issues setting up new Observations, contact Support.