Deborah Updates


Human Resources Policy (Emergency COVID-19) 8/28

Expense Reductions FAQ 8/28

DHLC Recovery Plan 6-8

Personnel Pool Policy 4/2

Employee Exposure Tracking 3/20

Healthcare Workers Exposure Screening 3/19

Employee Compensation Policy 3/18


Dear Colleagues:

Due to social distancing requirements, the following maximum occupancies are in place for use of our conference and classroom spaces. As a reminder, masks are required by all at each location. The occupancy is also listed in Outlook under the Conference Room listing when you choose the space you are booking. 

 

Center

3rd Floor Conference Room–Max 6

4th Floor Conference Room–Max 6

Cardiology Conference Room–Max 5

Surgery/Anesthesia Conf Room–Max 6

PCS Conference Room–Max 4

Lobby Conference Room–Out of commission right now, for use as physician consult space for families in the Lobby

Winderman Auditorium– Max 24, space is currently configured for social distancing

Winderman Anteroom–Max 12

 

Cymrot Building

Board Room–Max 10

 

Pine Mill Road Building

Classroom 1–Max 8

Classroom 2–Max 6

Continuing Education Classroom–Max 9

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Joseph Manni

 

Remdesivir 6/29

Remdesivir Emergency Use Authorization

Remdesivir Fact Sheet

Remdesivir Patient Fact Sheet

Remdesivir Acute Care Hospitals 6/26


There has been some confusion about the process  with COVID positive patients, PUI (patient under investigation), and the asymptomatic pre procedure testing. Refer to the following:

COVID positive  

·  Patients must be placed  on contact/airborne precautions and placed in a negative pressure room

·  Positive patients will be flagged in EMR using the special indicator to communicate the precautions that must be taken

· Full PPE including respirator, face shield, gown and gloves should be used at all times while providing care to these patients

·  Patients should be masked (regular surgical mask) if they must be trafficked throughout the building and accepting unit should be notified of +COVID

·  Staff should attempt to coordinate when transporting to reduce exposure (hold and cleaning of elevator, avoid transporting through patient units) 

·  Terminal clean of patient room is required

·  All attempts must be made to minimize movement of patients throughout the facility unless absolutely necessary

 

PUI- patient under investigation is a symptomatic patient showing clinical symptoms of infection

·  Patients must be placed  on contact/airborne precautions and placed in a negative pressure room

·  Full PPE including respirator, face shield, gown and gloves should be used until test is resulted

·  Patients should be masked if they must be transported throughout the building and accepting unit should be notified this is a possible COVID case

·  Staff should attempt to coordinate when transporting to reduce exposure (hold and cleaning of elevator, avoid transporting through patient units)

·  If test results are negative, isolation can be discontinued and patient will relocate to regular patient room and universal precautions taken

·  If positive, patient will remain in negative pressure, full precautions will be taken and patient will be flagged with the special indicator

 

Pre-procedure screening for asymptomatic patients

  • Patients have no signs or symptoms of COVID. Testing is only pre-procedure screening to promote positive patient outcomes
  • Patients can be placed in regular rooms. No negative pressure required. Patients are placed in inpatient rooms on droplet precautions.
  • Universal source control precautions to be maintained  mask, eye protection
  • Inpatients can be transported through hospital wearing a mask
  • Patients should remained masked during testing.
  • Terminal cleaning and elevator hold is not required for these asymptomatic patients.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like me to come and discuss with the staff.

Valerie Turkmenoglu RN MSN CIC,

Infection Prevention & Control x5303