“Response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint. Leaders and managers of health care organizations should be forewarned to pace themselves and their responses.”
Team from the John Hopkins University recommend 3 strategic principles that may be of value for other health care institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Healthcare institutions worldwide are adapting their procedures in order to tacle the Coronavirus. If you are searching for examples of guidance for clinicians and healthcare workers, you can find here a list of useful websites that gathers all important information in different languages.
WORKING UNDER PRESSURE
Clinical Human Factors Group developed different resources to support healthcare staff and patients during the COVID-19 emergency. You can find there: Guidelines for front line and non-clinical staff; Open-forum meetings with HF Experts; Podcasts series and interviews with HF experts working on front line.
ROLE OF SIMULATION
Simulation has a great potential to help mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 crisis and potentially for future crisis situations.
Peter Dieckmann with the author team describe in the article "Using simulation to improve the response to COVID-19" the potential of simulation to improve hospital responses to the COVID-19 crisis.
In the paper you can find tools which can be used to analyse the current needs of the situation, how simulation can help to improve responses to the crisis, what the key issues are with integrating simulation into organisations, and what to focus on when conducting simulations. The authors provide also an overview of helpful resources and a collection of scenarios and support for centre-based and in situ simulations.
Are you searching for the latest published research articles? WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge (primarily journal articles) on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and compiling it in a database.
All major scientific journals are also providing resources on coronavirus disease: BMJ, Cambridge University Press, Cochrane, Elsevier, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), JAMA Network, The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Oxford University Press, Springer Nature.