Are there any simulation resources to practice transfering suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients to and from operating rooms?Posted on by
We were not able to find this specific simulation after a brief review of the literature and existing free simulation repositories, however; there are certain resources that may be useful summarized below:
I. The Alberta Health Services Protocol (1)
Patients should bypass the holding area and be transported via a predetermined route directly into a designated COVID-19 operating room
- The entire way to the operating room should be cleared by a team member prior to entry of the patient to a given space
- Staff should wear appropriate PPE for any interaction with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patient at all times
- Non ventilated patient: gloves, gown, surgical mask, eye/face protections
- Ventilated patient: gloves, gown, N95 (in case the patient is accidentally disconnected from ventilator during transport), eye/face protection
- Non ventilated patients should wear a mask during transport
II. Simulation Canada has created a FREE repository of simulation scenarios and resources to test and prepare providers for encounters with SARS-COV-2 positive patients (2)
They include Operating Room, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Critical Care & Ventilators, as well as general educational videos
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- Alberta Health Services. FAQs for PPE in OR and Surgical Services [Internet]. 2020 Apr. Available from: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/ppih/if-ppih-surgical-services-ppe-faq.pdf
- COVID-19 Simulations | Simulation Canada [Internet]. Sim-one.ca. 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 12]. Available from: https://www.sim-one.ca/community/news/covid-19-simulations
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