Healthcare facilities face ongoing challenges related to preparing for and responding to emerging infectious diseases, including the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (which causes the disease coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19). Healthcare facilities must have a comprehensive emergency management plan that addresses the unique challenges in responding to COVID-19 and other events that result in a surge of contagious patients. The purpose of this webinar is to outline evidence-based recommendations, best practices, and Joint Commission Standards for managing an influx of infectious patients, including an outbreak or pandemic involving COVID-19.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the current epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19
- Outline evidence-based recommendations, best practices, and Joint Commission Standards for managing an influx of infectious COVID-19 patients
- Describe infection prevention strategies needed to prepare for an influx of infectious patients
- Outline crisis standards of care related to the use of masks and respirators during outbreaks of COVID-19
Disclaimer: This program is supported through an unrestricted grant from Aerobiotix.