Making Practical Decisions for Crisis Standards of Care at the Bedside During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Healthcare operations and healthcare services delivery change due to scarcity of required resources under pervasive (e.g., pandemic influence, COVID-19) and catastrophic disaster (e.g., earthquake, hurricane) conditions. The standards of care proposed under these unique and challenging conditions must be a reasonable approach to healthcare service delivery that merges public health, ethical, and medical care demands.

During this COCA Call, experts from Hennepin Healthcare and Bellevue Hospital will present background on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) framework, Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations (IOM, 2009external icon), and identify how Crisis Standards of Care apply to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will also highlight systems-level information sharing and coalition-level coordination activities to help clinicians plan for these potential situations and make medical decisions during a pandemic.


Paige Armstrong, MD, MHS
Deputy Lead, Health Systems and Worker Safety Task Force
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vikramjit Mukherjee, MD
Director, Bellevue Medical Intensive Care Unit
Bellevue Hospital Center

John Hick, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota/Hennepin Healthcare

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Thursday, December 17, 2020,
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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