Emergency department COVID management policies: one institution’s experience and lessons learned.

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Emergency department COVID management policies: one institution's experience and lessons learned.

Emerg Med Pract. 2020 May 04;22(5 Suppl):1

Authors: Leibner ES, Stokes S, Ahmad D, Legome E

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in late 2019 and grew rapidly into a pandemic. As of the writing of this monograph, there are over 2 million confirmed cases worldwide and 147,000 deaths. New York City, with over 120,000 COVID-19-positive patients and over 11,000 deaths, has become the infection epicenter in the United States. The Mount Sinai Health System, with 8 hospitals spread across New York City and Long Island, has been on the forefront of the pandemic. This compendium summarizes the lessons learned through interdisciplinary collaborations to meet the varied challenges created by the explosive appearance of the infection in our community, and will be updated continuously as new research and best practices emerge. It is our hope is that the collaborations and lessons learned that went into creating these guidelines and protocols can serve as a useful template for other systems to adapt to their fight against COVID-19.

PMID: 32365287 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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