Planning for the Future with COVID-19 Webinar

Date: 5/12/2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This webinar has already taken place. To access the webinar recording please click HERE.  To access the handouts, click HERE.

We create emergency-preparedness plans for the broad span of what we imagine might happen hoping we never need to use them. Emergency plans tend to focus on events that might last 24-72 hours, not the months-long situation we have faced with COVID-19. This most-recent opportunity to use emergency plans has likely created some needs to improvise solutions. Documenting decisions and needs will support debriefing conversations, strengthen preparedness plans and inform patient-care resumption. The information shared and Q&A time together will help capture early lessons and provide a framework for shaping the future.

• Identify ways existing emergency preparedness has supported patient care during COVID-19.
• Plan strategically for the resumption of non-COVID-19 patient service.
• Review emergency-response plans with consideration for strengthening future activities while
   ramping down the initial response.

Michelle Kinneer, PhD, joined MMIC in 2014 as senior risk and patient safety consultant. In this capacity, she works with clients to provide resources, educational programs and consulting services.
Betty VanWoert, BSN, who joined MMIC in 2008 and has more than 35 years of nursing experience, is a certified professional of health care risk management and a TeamSTEPPS master trainer.