COVID-19 Resources for Health Care Facilities

PDA is working to save you time wading through misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned to this page for links to sites providing fact-based updates and actionable tasks for your facility.

Certificate of Need Review Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cooper singed an amendment to the 2020 Need Determinations revising the Cerfiicate of Need Review Schedule. See the revised schedule here:

Getting back to normal?

On Friday, April 17, 2020, the American Society of Anesthesiologists along with the American College of Surgeons, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, and American Hospital Association released a “Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic.” The statment provides helpful guidance for topics such as timing for reopening, COVID-19 testing in your facility, and PPE. Check out the full article here.

ICU Beds in North Carolina

North Carolina state data show uneven distribution of ICU beds relative to population. 18 counties have zero ICU beds. Click on the figures below for data in your region.

UPDATE: 2018 Unoccupied ICU Beds in North Carolina

Liklihood of an available ICU bed is lower in North Carolina metro-areas. Click on the figures below for data in your region.

COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics

Concerned about how your hospital will manage during the pandemic? Penn Medicine’s Predictive Healthcare Team has developed a COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics (CHIME). The model is interactive with user provided data. Find out how your hospital could be affected here.

CDC Prevention and Infection Control for Patients

The CDC has updated its recommendations for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. One change (#3 Patient Placement) is reserving Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms for “patients who will be undergoing aerosol-generating procedures.”

Handwashing

Handwashing is the best way to prevent infection. This article from The Wall Street Journal provides a step-by-step guide to the do’s and don’ts

CMS Actionable Guidance

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid provide “[i]nformation for healthcare workforce in Hospice and Nursing Homes to protect staff and vulnerable patients.”

CDC Safety Tips

The CDC has created one-page info-sheets for ways to keep your workplace, school, home, and commercial establishment safe. Easy to print and pass out or hang in prominent places.

How may we help you?

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