Simulation for COVID-19 emergency preparedness
Simulation resource personnel from across the country are now being called upon to run in situ simulations in their own hospitals and to prepare and ensure that staff have the right viral protection, as well the correct treatment of COVID-19 patients.
So that techniques and experience can be shared in the current situation, we will take responsibility for collecting and sharing actions and scenarios used by health professionals from across Norway and publish these on www.safer.net under the auspices of RegSim Vest and SAFER.
Srinivas Murthy, MD, CM, MHSc; Charles D. Gomersall, MBBS; Robert A. Fowler,MD, CM, MSc. JAMA Published online March 11, 2020.
Hospital surge capacity in a tertiary emergency referral centre during the COVID‐19 outbreak in Italy
Carenzo, L., Costantini, E., Greco, M., Barra, F.L., Rendiniello, V., Mainetti, M., Bui, R., Zanella, A., Grasselli, G., Lagioia, M., Protti, A. and Cecconi, M. (2020), Anaesthesia. doi:10.1111/anae.15072
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Preparing for a COVID-19 pandemic: a review of operating room outbreak response measures in a large tertiary hospital in Singapore
Wong, J., Goh, Q. Y., Tan, Z., Lie, S. A., Tay, Y. C., Ng, S. Y., & Soh, C. R. (2020). Canadian journal of anaesthesia, 67(6), 732–745.
Preparing your intensive care unit for the COVID-19 pandemic- practical considerations and strategies
Ken Junyang Goh1, Jolin Wong, Jong-Chie Claudia Tien, Shin Yi Ng, Sewa Duu Wen, Ghee Chee Phua and Carrie Kah-Lai Leong
Simulation as a tool for assessing and evolving your current personal protective equipment: lessons learned during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
Lockhart, S. L., Naidu, J. J., Badh, C. S., & Duggan, L. V. (2020). Canadian journal of anaesthesia, 1–2. Advance online publication.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Waleed Alhazzani et al. European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Society of Critical Care Medicine 2020
The use of simulation to prepare and improve responses to infectious disease outbreaks like COVID-19: practical tips and resources from Norway, Denmark, and the UK
Peter Dieckmann, Kjetil Torgeirsen, Sigrun Anna Qvindesland, Libby Thomas, Verity Bushell & Hege Langli Ersdal
Use of in situ simulation to evaluate the operational readiness of a high-consequence infectious disease intensive care unit
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Goverment organizations ( reports and recommendations)
Non-government organizations (reports and recommendations)
Consensus statement: Safe Airway Society principles of airway management and tracheal intubation specific to the COVID-19 adult patient group
Recommendations from hospitals
Materials and scenarios as developed and amended during week of 9/3/20 in response to
rapidly evolving clinical situation, from Kings College Hospital, Kings Clinical Training. NHS Foundation trust.
Preparing and responding to 2019 novel coronavirus with simulation and technology-enhanced learning for healthcare professionals: challenges and opportunities in China
Li L, et al. BMJ Stel Month 2020
In order to assist UN country teams in scaling up country preparedness and response to COVID-19, WHO has developed these learning modules as a companion to the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response.
Treat COVID-19 cardiac arrest patient according to resuscitation algorithm, as a team and identify infection prevention measures.
Use of viral protective equipment in a clinical, pre-hospital treatment situation (dependent upon skills training in practical use of equipment before simulation).
COVID-19 skills and simulation guide (Cardiff & Vale Trust)
Pre-sim learning materials, plan and scenarios, PPE (Pers.Protective Equipt.), Intubation, Cardiac Arrest and Resilience
1. COVID-19 @ CaVHB, pre-sim learning materials March 2020
2. COVID-19 @ CaVHB session plan and scenarios March 2020
3. COVID-19 @ CaVHB, PPE, March 2020
4.COVID-19 @ CaVHB, intubation, March 2020
5. COVID-19 @ CaVHB, cardiac arrest and resilience, March 2020
Simulation case including: medical emergency dispatchers, ambulance, volunteer standardized patient,
and Critically Ill Medical team.
Receiving a suspected Covid-19 patient in accordance with procedure, with main emphasis on using ABCDE examination methodology
and aintain correct protective measure in accordance with appropriate procedures.
Simulator based scenario, Respiratory Treatment and Triage to Admission
Identify irregularities in patient status and treat according to best practice, infection transmission prevention in emergency situations, and collaboration, with clear leadership, in order to treat the patient.
Simulation involving receiving a trauma patient with suspected Covid virus infection