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General Guidance

Health Care and Crisis Standards of Care for COVID-19 (National Academy of Medicine)
Guidance on crisis standards of care including PPE, critical care, ED, and outpatient capacity

Scarce Resource Management and Crisis Standards of Care (Washington State Dept of Health)
Provides guidance for medical surge during a large-scale disaster

Ventilator Allocation Guidelines (New York State Dept of Health)
Comprehensive guidelines based on review of ethical, clinical, and legal analysis; covers adult, pediatric, and neonatal populations

Medical Service Prioritization During an Influenza Pandemic (Public Health-Seattle & King County)
Assessment of public’s values and priorities regarding delivery of care

Framework to Guide Statewide Allocation of Scarce Mechanical Ventilation During Disasters (Chest)
Critical care disaster resource allocation framework from statewide community engagement process in Maryland

Patient Care Capacity

Waivers and Flexibilities for Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities (HHS)
Blanket waivers under the Emergency Declaration

Establishing and Managing a Temporary COVID-19 Specialty Hospital in Wuhan, China (American Society of Anesthesiologists)

Preparing Your ICU for Disaster Response (Society of Critical Care Medicine)
Handbook covering readiness assessment, leadership, communication, building ICU surgery capacity, alternative staffing strategies, etc.

How to Prepare Your ICU for COVID-19 (UW Medicine)
Regularly updated portal with staff, space, systems, crisis standards of care, and other key information

Augmenting Critical Care Capacity During a Disaster (Society of Critical Care Medicine)
Training video covering capacity, capability, critical care surge, staffing, etc.

Sustaining Mechanical Ventilation Outside Traditional Intensive Care Units (Society of Critical Care Medicine)

Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician (Society of Critical Care Medicine)
Training resources to support non-ICU clinicians taking on critical care patients during a surge in demand


Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice (AMA)

Telemedicine Billing Guidance

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet (CMS)

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