Saint Peter’s University Hospital Addresses Long-term Effects of COVID-19 (12/15/20) ▸
Saint Peter’s COVID-19 Recovery Program serves as a community-based support system and resource by providing expert medical care to COVID-19 patients as they deal with persistent symptoms. The program offers care to patients who were treated for COVID-19 at Saint Peter’s or another hospital, and to individuals who tested positive and recovered at home. The goal is to leverage Saint Peter’s clinical expertise and partnership with community physicians and specialists to manage these patients’ unique needs.
Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway:(asprtracie.hhs.gov) (12/15/20) ▸
This resource from HHS, which includes COVID-19 information, offers technical assistance on health emergency preparedness to health care organizations and physicians.
COVID-19 Billing Recommendations and Guidance Reference (12/14/20) ▸
The MHA has developed a reference tool for COVID-19 billing recommendations and guidance from published materials from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the Michigan Association of Health Plans.
Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic (12/14/20) ▸
This interim guidance has been updated based on currently available information about COVID-19 and the current situation in the United States. As healthcare facilities begin to relax restrictions on healthcare services provided to patients (e.g., restarting elective procedures), in accordance with guidance from local and state officials, there are precautions that should remain in place as a part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HHS updates COVID-19 guidance and FAQs on hospitals’ daily data reporting (12/08/20) ▸
The Department of Health and Human Services Friday updated its guidance and FAQs regarding the agency’s request for daily COVID-19-related hospital data reporting.
COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Sector Response Planning (12/03/20) ▸
Public health recommendations have been updated to accommodate new scientific evidence, evolving epidemiology, and the need to simplify the assessment of risk.
CDC | People with Certain Medical Conditions (12/01/20) ▸
Revisions were made to reflect recent data supporting increased risk of severe illness during pregnancy from the virus that causes COVID-19. Revisions also include addition of sickle cell disease and chronic kidney disease to the conditions that might increase the risk of severe illness among children. These revisions also make the document more explicit about data and implications for adults and for children.
General Contact Tracing and Case Investigation Training Modules (11/30/20) ▸
The trainings listed below are for public health professionals or the general public who are interested in becoming a contact tracer, case investigator or public health professional who already serve in these roles and are seeking to improve their knowledge.
Sixty-Day Outcomes Among Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 (11/11/20) ▸
Cohort study developed to describe 60-day postdischarge clinical, financial, and mental health outcomes of patients with COVID-19.
COVID-19 Recovery: Team-Based Care Toolkit (10/29/20) ▸
This toolkit includes team-based resources that can help physicians, their teams, and their patients optimize team-based care in a pandemic/post-pandemic setting. The unprecedented global health crisis of the 2019 coronavirus outbreak has presented a unique opportunity for mass mobilization towards team-based care and collaboration in the health care space.
Team-Based Care Can Add Value, Improve Outcomes in Pandemic Response (10/27/20) ▸
With the flu season upon us and indications surfacing of a COVID-19 resurgence in many regions of the country, hospitals and health systems will need a well-coordinated clinical response to manage the impact on front-line caregivers. Many are turning to team-based models of care that encompass patients’ medical and social needs across the care continuum.
Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19 (10/19/20) ▸
At this time, we have limited information about reinfections with the virus that causes COVID-19. This is a new virus, and CDC is actively working to learn more. We will provide updates as they become available. Data to date show that a person who has had and recovered from COVID-19 may have low levels of virus in their bodies for up to 3 months after diagnosis.
Case Series of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection — United Kingdom and United States, March–August 2020 (10/09/20) ▸
Cases reported to CDC and published case reports and series identify MIS-A in adults, who usually require intensive care and can have fatal outcomes. Antibody testing was required to identify SARS-CoV-2 infection in approximately one third of 27 cases.
HHS releases Rural Action Plan (09/18/20) ▸
The HHS has released a rural action plan, including challenges faced and a four-point strategy to transform rural health.
Considerations for quarantine of contacts of COVID-19 cases (08/21/20) ▸
This document is an update of interim guidance entitled Considerations for quarantine of individuals in the context of containment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), published on 19 March 2020. This version is restricted to the use of quarantine for contacts of confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19. It provides updated guidance for the implementation of quarantine, as well as additional guidance on ventilation and on the care of children in quarantine.
Key Considerations for Transferring Patients to Relief Healthcare Facilities when Responding to Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States (07/30/20) ▸
This guidance outlines considerations around the transfer of patients, staff, and supplies between healthcare facilities to optimize patient care, balance resources, and minimize use of crisis care standards.
COVID-19 Hospital Resource Compilation (7/29/20) ▸
This document lists key COVID-19 guidance and resources for hospital administrators, hospital emergency planners, infection control practitioners and other healthcare system preparedness professionals in the following topical areas: hospital surge, crisis standards of care, staffing surge and resilience, workforce protection, regulatory relief, equipment supply surge, healthcare recovery and resumption of services during COVID-19, and telemedicine. Each section contains links to federal and non-federal guidance to help hospitals prepare for and respond to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Infection Prevention and Control During Health Care When Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is Suspected or Confirmed (06/29/20) ▸
This document provides interim guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies during health care when coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is suspected or confirmed.
ACS Funding Summary: Establishment and Operationalization (06/22/20) ▸
Funding options for establishing Alternative Care Sites (ACS), including operation, ongoing administration, and direct patient costs.
New Tool Connects Hospitals With Compounders Who Can Provide Drugs in Shortage (04/29/20) ▸
The Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding has launched a free tool for connecting hospitals with 503B outsourcing facilities, or alternatively, 503A sterile compounding pharmacies, that can supply shortage drugs to treat COVID-19.
Coronavirus Support Product Equivalents (04/24/20) ▸
Best matches for the three most popular air clearance units, breathing circuits, disinfecting wipes, HME filters, IV solutions and universal transfer media.
Comprehensive Hospital Preparedness Checklist for COVID-19 from the CDC (03/25/20) ▸
The CDC, with input from partners, has developed a checklist to help hospitals (acute care facilities) assess and improve their preparedness for responding to a community-wide outbreak of COVID-19.