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All Things Covid-19: Administration-Planning

Administration - Planning Articles

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AHA urges ONC to further delay information blocking provisions CIDRAP news. 04-JAN-2021
Med societies ask that healthcare infection penalties be suspended CIDRAP news.  04-JAN-2021
Neuropathology of Patients with COVID-19 in Germany: A post-mortem case series Lancet Neurology 05-OCT-2020
Supply Chain Resources ECRI
Staffing up for the Surge:  Expanding the New York City Public Hospital Workforce during the COVID-19 Pandemc Health Affairs Commentary. 11-JUN-2020

Estimated Demand for US Hospital Inpatient and Intensive Care Unit Beds for Patients With COVID-19 Based on Comparisons With Wuhan and Guangzhou, China

JAMA Network Open 06-MAY-2020
Best practices for a COVID-19 preparedness plan for health systems NEJM Catalyst 30-APR-2020

One Academic Health System's Early (and Ongoing) Experience Responding to COVID-19: Recommendations From the Initial Epicenter of the Pandemic in the United States

Academic Medicine 21-APR-2020
Critical Organizational Issues for Cardiologists in the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Frontline Experience From Milan, Italy Circulation March 24, 2020
The Battle Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emergency Management and Infection Control in a Radiology Department Jnl Am Coll Radiol March 24, 2020 

Health security capacities in the context of COVID-19 outbreak: an analysis of International Health Regulations annual report data from 182 countries

The Lancet, March 22, 2020.

Diagnosis and clinical management of severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection: an Operational recommendation of Peking Union Medical College Hospital (V2.0)

Emerg Microbes & Infect  Article describing experience & recommendations regarding patient flow, diagnosing, isolating, and therapies.
How to triage effectively in a pandemic

British Medical Journal.  Opinion

Evaluation of the effectiveness of surveillance and containment measures for the first 100 patients with COVID-19 in Singapore CDC; Describes Singapore's multipronged surveillance & containment which slowed the outbreak.

Administration - Planning  Resources



CMS Coding COVID Vaccine - Information for Providers  
COVID Surge Handbook A curated handbook to assist planning and running greater hospital capacity specifically for COVID-19.  Stanford University. 03-AUG-2020
Interim guidance on testing healthcare personnel for SARS-CoV-2  CDC.  Updated when new reliable information is available.
Device Guidance ECRI WebCast series
Infrared Temperature Screening ... Clinical Evidence Assessment  ECRI.  13-MAY-2020.  Evidence is Unfavorable.
COVID-10 - Epidemic "Waves" editorial Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine 30-APR-2020 
Scalable and resilient SARS-CoV-2 testing in an academic centre  Preprint (not yet peer reviewed) medRxiv 28-APR-2020
Blueprint for a Pop-up SARS-CoV2 Testing Lab Innovative Genomics Institute preprint (not yet peer reviewed) medRxiv 24-APR-2020
Expert recommendations for staffing and surge preparation during pandemics, disasters, and crises. Ohio State University College of Nursing

Safety of Extended Use and Reuse of N95 Respirators

ECRI Clinical Evidence Assessment 2020 MAR
Cloth masks and mask sterilisation as options in case of shortage of surgical masks and respirators Eur. Centre Dis Prevention & Control. March 26, 2020
Novel Screening and Triage Strategy in Iran During Deadly COVID-19 Epidemic; Value of Humanitarian Teleconsultation Service Jnl Am Coll Radiol March 24, 2020
Clinical Ethics Recommendations for the Allocation of Intensive Care Treatments, in exceptional, resource-limited circumstances (SIAARTI; Italy) PDF addressing ICU admission, allocation of resources, witholding ventilators, & ECMO, based on the Italian experience with COVID-19.

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE (CDC)

CDC guidelines for eye protection, isolation gowns, masks & respirators.

COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist

HHS downloadable electronic form in a checklist format
Steps Healthcare Facilities can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC guidelines

Comprehensive Hospital Preparedness Checklist for COVID-19 CDC downloadable PDF

Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-10 (Interim Guidance)

CDC guidelines

EMTALA and disasters

ASPR-TRACIE / HHS fact sheet

Surge capacity logistics: care of the critically ill and injured during pandemics and disasters

CHEST consensus statement

No-notice incidents: expanding traditional roles to address patient surge

ASPR-TRACIE / HHS tip sheet

Medical Surge Planning

CDC outline