Nebraska Medicine Activates ‘Standards of Crisis Care’ Plan

Nebraska Medicine announced Wednesday that it is activating its “Crisis Standards of Care” plan. The plan helps guide decisions by healthcare workers when demand for resources exceeds availability. The hospital system said the fast-spreading omicron variant combined with an already strained workforce led them to embrace the plan. “Our management made the difficult decision to activate this plan today as the demand for healthcare in our community currently exceeds our available resources,” said Kayla Thomas, media relations manager for Nebraska Medicine, in A press release. So what does this mean for patients? At present, Nebraska Medicine has said it is currently on the “first stage” of the plan. This means surgeries may be postponed, patient transfers may be refused, clinical trials may be suspended, appointments may be postponed or fewer may be available, and you may find medical students or others. staff members used as support staff. The hospital said it hopes it can stop at the first step of the crisis continuum and not have to make the more difficult decisions that will come later. Thursday, CHI Health is not adopting crisis care standards. “We are in urgent care, which means we are adjusting daily to patients, staff and bed availability,” CHI Health said in a statement. CHI Health reported that 379 employees are currently testing positive for COVID-19 or quarantined.

Nebraska Medicine announced Wednesday that it is activating its “Crisis Standards of Care” plan.

The plan helps guide decisions by healthcare workers when demand for resources exceeds availability.

The hospital system said the fast-spreading omicron variant combined with an already strained workforce led them to embrace the plan.

“Our management made the difficult decision to activate this plan today as the demand for healthcare in our community currently exceeds our available resources,” said Kayla Thomas, media relations manager for Nebraska Medicine, in A press release.

So what does this mean for patients?

At present, Nebraska Medicine has said it is currently on the “first stage” of the plan.

This means surgeries may be postponed, patient transfers may be refused, clinical trials may be suspended, appointments may be postponed or fewer may be available, and you may find medical students or others. staff members used as support staff.

The hospital said it hopes it can stop at the first step of the crisis continuum and not have to make the more difficult decisions that will come later.

Thursday, CHI Health is not adopting crisis care standards.

“We are in urgent care, which means we are adjusting daily to patients, staff and bed availability,” CHI Health said in a statement.

CHI Health reported that 379 employees are currently testing positive for COVID-19 or quarantined.

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