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COVID-19 FQHC’s Emergency Preparedness Planning


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Please view this video on Emergency Preparedness Planning from the CHC's Weitzman Institute focusing on the role of FQHC leadership, staff support, and key strategies for preparedness and easing anxiety.

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COVID-19 FQHC’s Emergency Preparedness Planning

  1. 1. COVID-19 FQHC’s Emergency Preparedness Planning Community Health Center, Inc. Sharing Our Best Practices
  2. 2.  Veena Channamsetty, MD, FAAFP Chief Medical Officer – CHC, Inc.  Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C Chief Nursing Officer – CHC, Inc.  Natalie Bycenski, MSN, RN Nurse Manager, Chair of Infection Control – CHC, Inc. Faculty Presenters
  3. 3.  Review Established Plan  Leadership  Staff  Communication  Other Considerations 3 Emergency Preparedness Planning
  4. 4.  Readiness assessment & risk assessment  Annual flu  Other emergencies  COVID-19 4 Review Established Emergency Preparedness Plan
  5. 5.  Understand the evidence and guidelines to address challenges  Operationalize guidelines to each practice  Acknowledge how challenges are similar across sites and areas  Support your teams 5 The Role of Leadership
  6. 6.  Personal protective equipment  Choreography  Functional drills  Remote working policies 6 Supporting Staff
  7. 7.  Communicate often and to everyone  Identify point person who regularly reviews updated CDC guidance  Proactively reserve time to communicate ongoing guidance 7 Communication Strategies
  8. 8.  Ordering supplies  Cleaning and disinfecting  Technology  Other disciplines 8 Other Considerations
  9. 9. 9 COVID-19’s Global Spread: NIH’s Lead on Coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Talks about the Growing Epidemic and Whether America is Safe What You Need to Know About COVID-19 with Dr. Saad Omer of the Yale Institute for Global Health Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times correspondent and Executive Producer of the Netflix documentary “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak,” Dr. Sheri Fink
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