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.
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
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.
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:
1135 Waivers in Public Health Emergency for Healthcare | Coronavirus (COVID-19)
How Healthcare Organizations Can Prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What is Coronavirus COVID-19 & How Can Healthcare Organizations Improve Resiliency
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.