COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Organizations

 

WB has remained in communication with our clients, the connections in healthcare, and experts in our network distributed across multiple countries. We are cutting through the noise to bring you the most relevant, immediately applicable lessons learned as quickly and as accurately as possible. 

 


Community Resources on COVID-19


Brigham & Women's Hospital


A comprehensive collection of information sourced from countries responding to the pandemic.


North Toronto - Ontario Health Team


A succinct and well-organized collection of informative resources to guide healthcare professionals in navigating the COVID-19 response.


John Hopkins COVID-19 Tracking


A reliable and comprehensive dashboards, for up-to-date tracking on a global and local level.

Our Latest Resource

Ventilator Allocation Guidelines

 

Nathan Goldfein, MD and Chief Medical Officer at Wakefield Brunswick, speaks with Chicago WGN9 about this resource and the difficult decisions facing healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Consideration for multiple patients requiring limited ventilator resources
  • Workflow to assist in ventilator allocation
  • Ventilator allocation scorecard

 

 

 

Download Previously Shared Resources Below

 

 

Lessons Learned From

The Trenches

 

A summary reviewing the findings learned about COVID-19 so far coming in from across the nation and around the world. 

 

Written by WB CMO Nathan Goldfein, MD.

 

Mask Decontamination

Guidelines

 

A guide for prolonging the use of masks during COVID-19. Using the Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) method or convection/steam oven method. 

Emergency Response for Increasing Ventilator Capacity   

 

  • Directions for Two Intubated Patients
  • Link to Instructional Setup Vide0
  • Instructions for Sizing of Patients and Initial Vent Settings

Psychosocial Coping Tips for Healthcare Workers

  • 90 seconds, 3-5 minute and 15-30 minute self-care strategies
  • As well as temporary lifestyle changes 

EMS PPE Guidelines

 

  • Initial Assessment & Treatment
  • Transport & Arrival to Emergency Dept
  • Returning to Service

EMS DECON Guidelines Bundle 

 

  • EMS COVID-19 DECON Plan
  • Dahlgren FEMA USAR Guidance
  • D7 Decontamination Guide

(Provided by Baltimore County Fire Department)


COOP Actions to Take Now

 

  • Community Spread
  • Employee Absenteeism
  • Confirmed Cases (HR Guidance)

    

Guidelines for Elective Surgeries 

 

 Simple instructions to edit and share with staff regarding rescheduling non-essential surgeries.

Early Lessons Learned

 

  • Establish Incident Command Early
  • Reduce Demand on Emerg Dept
  • Create Surge Capacity

     


Over the last few weeks, we have published the following COVID-19 FAQs posts on our blog in response to our WB Member questions:

 

  • ​What is Coronavirus COVID-19 & How Can Healthcare Organizations Improve Resiliency

    A discussion surrounding initial frequently-asked-questions related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 and how healthcare organizations can improve resiliency.  Read the full post here.

 

Disclaimer: We at Wakefield Brunswick feel strongly that in order to effect positive outcome change in this critical time, conveying information in a timely manner is critical. We will continue to follow the advice of medical experts and to disseminate actionable information as fast as possible. We further understand that this will necessitate periodic revisions and clarifications of some of our recommendations. Please remain flexible to update your protocols with these modifications if and when they become necessary.




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