COVID-19 Update—Health Care: Essential steps for hospitals and health care entities to prepare and respond now

Date: March 10, 2020

Time: 1:30–3:00 p.m./10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Pacific

Location: Webinar (Access instructions e-mailed upon registration)

Contact: Michelle Colleary

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating worldwide concern as the number of cases continues to increase. Hospitals and others throughout the industry need to ensure they are taking immediate action to protect their patients, employees, and the communities they serve.

This webinar will discuss the legal and accreditation requirements that will guide hospitals, health care providers, physician offices, urgent care centers, nursing homes and investors in the health care space in decisions on preparedness. We will provide answers to common questions regarding pandemic preparedness for COVID-19 and future outbreaks of disease. We will also discuss the latest CMS guidance for health care providers to closely evaluate and enforce their infection control procedures.

More specifically, the webinar will address the following:

  • Elements of preparedness
  • Screening patients for COVID-19
  • Caring for infected patients
  • Reporting suspected cases of COVID-19
  • Precautionary measures for hospital employees
  • Reviewing vaccination policies
  • Managing communications
  • Training and education 

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