Helping Your Organization to Prepare for Coronavirus/COVID-19
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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a healthcare crisis that has put a major training burden on hospitals, emergency medical services, and long-term care facilities, among others.
To assist you in preparing your staff and teams, Laerdal hosted a free webinar, offering a complimentary pre-programmed scenario. The scenario can be run on a Laerdal simulator or independently on a standardized patient. During the webinar, one of Laerdal’s lead Education Specialists will demonstrate and share the scenario to afford you easy execution. The scenario is designed to help you test and improve your systems for infection control, PPE, and management of exposure to COVID-19 or any other high risk communicable respiratory illness*.
This scenario presents a 55-years-old male presenting in the emergency room with fever, coughing and generally feeling unwell. He returned from travel in an endemic area for COVID-19 1 week ago. The front desk has prioritized him to immediate examination and isolation.
The participants are expected to prepare equipment, don PPE, assess patients and triage to home quarantine, educate patients, communicate effectively with interprofessional team, escalate standard precautions for all patients and safely dispose of equipment and PPE.
*This scenario was developed by: © 2019 EMSIMCASES.COM and the Emergency Medicine Simulation Education Researchers of Canada (EM-SERC) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.