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The Long Term Care Nurses Association (LTCNA) is a non-profit organization designed to provide education, career advancement information, networking opportunities and advocacy to its long term care nurse members.


COVID-19 Resources

NEW! IDPH Approves Temporary Nurse Assistant Program (TNA)

The program consist of 16 total hours of education and on-the-job training, which must be successfully completed. The 8 hour classroom education is the AHCA 8 hour training, which must be proctored by an RN at a facility and/or an alternate location provided by the employer. The 8 hour on-the-job training may include job shadowing and mentoring by any RN. Please see the program documents below. 

The AHCA 8 hour program is designed for online use, however, the content may be downloaded as a PDF for in person training. It is suggested that the RN who is chosen to be the proctor either take the online course or download the content so they are aware of what is included in the content, as it is imperative that the TNA ONLY PERFORM THOSE SKILLS TAUGHT IN THE THEORY PORTION OR SKILLS TEST! (The final exam is unable to be downloaded, so please contact the IHCA office (800.252.8988) or Debbie Jackson ( for a copy.

Here you will find the DPH TNA Program Instructions

Here you will find the DPH TNA Skills Training Guide

Here you will find the Health Care Worker Registry Sample

Here you will find the TNA Emergency Rules


IDFPR extends license renewal dates and other important actions!

License Renewal Extension
IDFPR Actions to Increase HCP Workforce During COVID-19

Outcome Services of Illinois (OSI) has provided the following resources for Activity and Social Service Personnel during this time of limited access.

Activity Process and Suggestions for 1:1 Visits
Activity One to One Visits Care Plan
Social Services Recommendations and Advance Directives Review
Social Service Care Plan During Limited Access
COVID 19 POLST Addendum Process
COVID 19 POLST Form Addendum

The following are various resources of interest concerning COVID-19

IDPH - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
IDPH - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
CDC Homepage for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
CDC Travel Guidance
CDC Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes (Revised)
IDPH COVID-19 Assessment for Illinois Long Term Care and Congregate Care Facilities
Long Term Care Facility Guidance for Screening and Assessment of Identified Offenders
IDPH Recommended Guidance for Extended Use of N95 Masks, etc.
IDPH Interim Guidance for LTC Updated March 25 -- This document contains information for COVID-19 Control Measures, Return to Work Criteria and Guidance for Communal Dining
IDPH COVID19 Guidance for Congregate Living Facilities Updated March 31
CMS COVID-19 Long Term Care Guidance April 3
IDPH Nebulizer Guidance
Guidance Regarding CPR Cards During COVID-19 Crisis
CDC Guidance on Optimizing Supply of N95 Respirators Updated April 7
IDPH Guidance Regarding Transfer of Patients from Hospital to LTC   NEW!!!!
Clarification on the Use of Imported KN95 Masks
Communicating about COVID-19 in Congregate Settings (Long term Care Facilities)
IDPH Face Covering Guidance
Updated PPE Resource Request Process 4.21.2020
IDPH Updated COVID-19 Testing Guidance 4.27.2020
IDPH CDC Changes to Isolation Period for COVID-19 Cases Updated 5.8.2020
IDPH LTC Outdoor Visitation Guidanca 06.19.2020

The following is information regarding Medicare Telehealth Services

Medicare Telemedicine Fact Sheet
Medicare Telemedicine Frequently Asked Questions

The following is information from AMDA

Active Screening of Residents 
COVID-19 FACILITY EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT After you have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19
Strategies for Mitigating the Emotional Impact of COVID-19
Caring for Residents with Dementia During the COVID-19 Outbreak  
Symptom Management Support for COVID-19 in the Nursing Home


CNA Education on COVID-19
GFS Whitepaper on Coronavirus Infection Control