CASE PRIORITIZATION

Case prioritization should be a function – either direct or delegated – of the Steering Committee. This will be a dynamic process expected to change as more data become available.​

Joint guidance on a phased approach to resuming specific diagnostic and invasive cardiovascular services has been outlined in a consensus report from North American Society leadership.​

 

 

Safe Reintroduction of Cardiovascular Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance from North American Society Leadership | JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology:

This resource guides program response levels in collaboration with local heath authorities. The language gives clinicians and health systems the maximum flexibility when moving between Response levels in their region.


 

RESUME/RAMP-UP PLAN: PHASE ONE

Care for a positive patient in a lab requires extended turn-around time, including the time required for viral clearance before cleaning may commence. It is important to understand the air exchanges in your labs.​

References:
Opening Up America Again (Phase One) (CMS, April 2020)​
Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming elective Surgery after COVIS-19 Pandemic (ACOS/ASA/AORN/ AHA; April 2020)​
Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance (ACOS, April 2020)​


 
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