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Chapter 9. Educational process. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster.
Intensive Care Med. 2010 Apr; 36 Suppl 1:S70-9.IC

Abstract

PURPOSE

To provide recommendations and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital preparations for an influenza pandemic or mass disaster with focus on education of all stakeholders, specifically the emergency executive control groups, ICU staff and staff co-opted to assist with patient management.

METHODS

Based on a literature review and expert opinion, a Delphi process was used to define the essential topics, including staff education.

RESULTS

Key recommendations include: (1) define functional roles and responsibilities of the internal personnel and interface agencies or sectors; (2) determine logistic support and requirements necessary for the effective implementation of the SOPs; (3) determine what is required to maintain the SOPs; (4) recommended training and activities include: (a) personal protection techniques; (b) environmental contamination; (c) medical management; (d) laboratory specimens; (e) alert lists; (f) training of recruited staff; (g) ethical issues; (h) psychosocial issues; (i) dealing with the deceased; (j) policies for restricting visitors; (k) mechanisms for enforcing policies; (5) Training should begin as soon as possible with daily demonstrations followed by supervised practice; (6) identify the staff to participate in training programs, verify that they have participated and evaluate their knowledge subsequently.

CONCLUSIONS

Judicious planning and adoption of protocols for staff education are necessary to optimize outcomes during a pandemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20213424

Citation

Richards, Guy A., et al. "Chapter 9. Educational Process. Recommendations and Standard Operating Procedures for Intensive Care Unit and Hospital Preparations for an Influenza Epidemic or Mass Disaster." Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 36 Suppl 1, 2010, pp. S70-9.
Richards GA, Sprung CL, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine's Task Force for intensive care unit triage during an influenza epidemic or mass disaster. Chapter 9. Educational process. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster. Intensive Care Med. 2010;36 Suppl 1:S70-9.
Richards, G. A., & Sprung, C. L. (2010). Chapter 9. Educational process. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster. Intensive Care Medicine, 36 Suppl 1, S70-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-010-1768-x
Richards GA, Sprung CL, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine's Task Force for intensive care unit triage during an influenza epidemic or mass disaster. Chapter 9. Educational Process. Recommendations and Standard Operating Procedures for Intensive Care Unit and Hospital Preparations for an Influenza Epidemic or Mass Disaster. Intensive Care Med. 2010;36 Suppl 1:S70-9. PubMed PMID: 20213424.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chapter 9. Educational process. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster. AU - Richards,Guy A, AU - Sprung,Charles L, AU - ,, PY - 2010/3/10/entrez PY - 2010/3/23/pubmed PY - 2010/6/24/medline SP - S70 EP - 9 JF - Intensive care medicine JO - Intensive Care Med VL - 36 Suppl 1 N2 - PURPOSE: To provide recommendations and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital preparations for an influenza pandemic or mass disaster with focus on education of all stakeholders, specifically the emergency executive control groups, ICU staff and staff co-opted to assist with patient management. METHODS: Based on a literature review and expert opinion, a Delphi process was used to define the essential topics, including staff education. RESULTS: Key recommendations include: (1) define functional roles and responsibilities of the internal personnel and interface agencies or sectors; (2) determine logistic support and requirements necessary for the effective implementation of the SOPs; (3) determine what is required to maintain the SOPs; (4) recommended training and activities include: (a) personal protection techniques; (b) environmental contamination; (c) medical management; (d) laboratory specimens; (e) alert lists; (f) training of recruited staff; (g) ethical issues; (h) psychosocial issues; (i) dealing with the deceased; (j) policies for restricting visitors; (k) mechanisms for enforcing policies; (5) Training should begin as soon as possible with daily demonstrations followed by supervised practice; (6) identify the staff to participate in training programs, verify that they have participated and evaluate their knowledge subsequently. CONCLUSIONS: Judicious planning and adoption of protocols for staff education are necessary to optimize outcomes during a pandemic. SN - 1432-1238 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20213424/Chapter_9__Educational_process__Recommendations_and_standard_operating_procedures_for_intensive_care_unit_and_hospital_preparations_for_an_influenza_epidemic_or_mass_disaster_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-010-1768-x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -