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Correlation Between N95 Extended Use and Reuse and Fit Failure in an Emergency Department

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Frontline health care workers are at high risk of contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).1 Personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 respirators (N95s), is essential for prevention of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that health care workers dispose of N95s after a single patient […]

When is it safe to go to the doctor again? Ask four questions

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Patient Volumes have not returned to normal in most health care organizations in the U.S.  One of the main reasons is people are scared to go to the doctor’s office. We might get infected from workers, other patients, even doctors. To assure it’s safe look for the following four things. Is a drive through visit […]

Podcast, The Lens – COVID-19 7. Finding Meaningful Work for Everyone

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            Jeremiah Hargrave, Process Improvement leader at Torrance Memorial in California, will talk with us about how they were able to help meet two core strategies; no layoffs and meet PPE needs by practicing their core values and continuous improvement practices. Check out this related article “Can You Answer These […]

Mercy Creates Bubble Environment for High-Risk Surgery

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The extremely contagious nature of COVID-19 during certain procedures led a Mercy team to create a new operating “bubble” that allows surgeons to perform an open tracheostomy on the sickest patients without moving them to the operating room. Tracheostomy is high risk for the surgery team because of the aerosolization that occurs when a breathing […]

Mount Sinai Morningside in New York City Shares Standard Work for COVID-19 Processes

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Mount Sinai Morningside is a hospital in New York City. They have put a lot of standard work in place while learning on the fly as the surge of COVID-19 patients hits in New York. They would like to share what they have in hopes that it can help other healthcare organizations preparing for the […]

Lean Support of COVID-19 Incident Command in a New York City Hospital

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Over the past several weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged routines in all of our lives and has brought into focus the need for rapid change as we race to re-define and improve how we are delivering health care. At Mount Sinai Morningside (MSM), an urban community hospital in New York City and a member […]