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Policies and Guidelines for COVID-19 Preparedness: Experiences from the University of Washington.
Radiology. 2020 08; 296(2):E26-E31.R

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic initially manifested in the United States in the greater Seattle area and has rapidly progressed across the nation in the past 2 months, with the United States having the highest number of cases in the world. Radiology departments play a critical role in policy and guideline development both for the department and for the institutions, specifically in planning diagnostic screening, triage, and management of patients. In addition, radiology workflows, volumes, and access must be optimized in preparation for the expected surges in the number of patients with COVID-19. In this article, the authors discuss the processes that have been implemented at the University of Washington in managing the COVID-19 pandemic as well in preparing for patient surges, which may provide important guidance for other radiology departments who are in the early stages of preparation and management.

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Form the Departments of Radiology (M.M.B., J.M., K.F.L., G.K., D.V.S.) and Internal Medicine (J.B.L., M.H.W., T.S.), University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195.Form the Departments of Radiology (M.M.B., J.M., K.F.L., G.K., D.V.S.) and Internal Medicine (J.B.L., M.H.W., T.S.), University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195.Form the Departments of Radiology (M.M.B., J.M., K.F.L., G.K., D.V.S.) and Internal Medicine (J.B.L., M.H.W., T.S.), University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195.Form the Departments of Radiology (M.M.B., J.M., K.F.L., G.K., D.V.S.) and Internal Medicine (J.B.L., M.H.W., T.S.), University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195.Form the Departments of Radiology (M.M.B., J.M., K.F.L., G.K., D.V.S.) and Internal Medicine (J.B.L., M.H.W., T.S.), University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195.Form the Departments of Radiology (M.M.B., J.M., K.F.L., G.K., D.V.S.) and Internal Medicine (J.B.L., M.H.W., T.S.), University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195.Form the Departments of Radiology (M.M.B., J.M., K.F.L., G.K., D.V.S.) and Internal Medicine (J.B.L., M.H.W., T.S.), University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195.Form the Departments of Radiology (M.M.B., J.M., K.F.L., G.K., D.V.S.) and Internal Medicine (J.B.L., M.H.W., T.S.), University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195.

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Journal Article

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eng

PubMed ID

32687455

Citation

Mossa-Basha, Mahmud, et al. "Policies and Guidelines for COVID-19 Preparedness: Experiences From the University of Washington." Radiology, vol. 296, no. 2, 2020, pp. E26-E31.
Mossa-Basha M, Medverd J, Linnau KF, et al. Policies and Guidelines for COVID-19 Preparedness: Experiences from the University of Washington. Radiology. 2020;296(2):E26-E31.
Mossa-Basha, M., Medverd, J., Linnau, K. F., Lynch, J. B., Wener, M. H., Kicska, G., Staiger, T., & Sahani, D. V. (2020). Policies and Guidelines for COVID-19 Preparedness: Experiences from the University of Washington. Radiology, 296(2), E26-E31. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2019201326
Mossa-Basha M, et al. Policies and Guidelines for COVID-19 Preparedness: Experiences From the University of Washington. Radiology. 2020;296(2):E26-E31. PubMed PMID: 32687455.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Policies and Guidelines for COVID-19 Preparedness: Experiences from the University of Washington. AU - Mossa-Basha,Mahmud, AU - Medverd,Jonathan, AU - Linnau,Ken F, AU - Lynch,John B, AU - Wener,Mark H, AU - Kicska,Gregory, AU - Staiger,Thomas, AU - Sahani,Dushyant V, PY - 2020/7/21/entrez PY - 2020/7/21/pubmed PY - 2020/8/1/medline SP - E26 EP - E31 JF - Radiology JO - Radiology VL - 296 IS - 2 N2 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic initially manifested in the United States in the greater Seattle area and has rapidly progressed across the nation in the past 2 months, with the United States having the highest number of cases in the world. Radiology departments play a critical role in policy and guideline development both for the department and for the institutions, specifically in planning diagnostic screening, triage, and management of patients. In addition, radiology workflows, volumes, and access must be optimized in preparation for the expected surges in the number of patients with COVID-19. In this article, the authors discuss the processes that have been implemented at the University of Washington in managing the COVID-19 pandemic as well in preparing for patient surges, which may provide important guidance for other radiology departments who are in the early stages of preparation and management. SN - 1527-1315 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32687455/Policies_and_Guidelines_for_COVID_19_Preparedness:_Experiences_from_the_University_of_Washington_ L2 - https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.2019201326?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -