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Archive December 2020 XXI, No. 12

Ideas That Work: Updated Info

Create a COVID-19 Quick-reference Guide

Cami Meyers
DUTY BOUND Staff from the Arkansas Specialty Surgery Center review their pandemic response binder.

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.

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