Checklists for COVID-19 Planning

08 Apr 2020, Posted by Jaime Pacilio in Healthcare Facility Rules

Summary: Planning for a potential emerging infectious disease pandemic, like COVID-19, is critical to protecting the health and welfare of our nation. To assist healthcare partners in their planning efforts, many authorities having jurisdiction have put together checklists that identify areas that facilities can look at now to prepare for, respond to, and be resilient in the face of COVID-19. Each facility and jurisdiction should determine which checklist it should follow; we are providing links to three that can provide some guidance.

Checklist: The Joint Commission Hospital Surge Capacity
The Joint Commission checklist is in reference to Emergency Management Checklist and under their recommendations on Hospital Surge Capacity.

Checklist: CDC COVID-19 Hospital Preparedness Assessment Tool
This CDC checklist highlights important areas for hospitals to ensure staff are trained, equipped and capable of identifying and caring for COVID-19 patients and preventing the spread of COVID-19 within the facility.

Checklist: HHS COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist
This HHS checklist can help identify gaps in COVID-19 response plans and includes staff education, monitoring, and contingency plans; response configurations; resource monitoring and assistance; and development of deferral and referral plans to adjust with outbreak demands.