To keep your entire staff abreast of the ever-changing guidelines and directives related to COVID-19, make sure the latest information is easily accessible to everyone. When the coronavirus started spreading quickly, and because pandemic guidelines and directives were changing so rapidly, we created a COVID-19 binder, which staff use to quickly reference current information. To create your own useful resource, include guidelines from the CDC and your state health department. Then, separate the binder into easy-to-navigate sections. We divided ours by
- policies and procedures,
- ADH/CDC directives and guidelines,
- staff education,
- screening tools,
- emergency preparedness and response plan and
- emergency management risk assessment plan.
Store the binder in a central location, and email alerts to staff when information is updated, added or changed.
Cami Myers, RN, BSN, CCM
Arkansas Specialty Surgery Center
Little Rock, Ark.