Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Baptist Health South Florida is using its expertise to address the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, treat patients, protect visitors and staff and provide up-to-date information.

As we continue navigating the Coronavirus situation together, I want to express my deep appreciation for each and every one of you. During a complex and challenging health emergency like this, people depend on their healthcare providers as a trusted source for information, care and support. No matter what your role is at Baptist Health, you are helping our patients and families during a critical time of need.

For questions or comments, please reach out to the Evidence Based Clinical Care team at BHSFEBCC@baptisthealth.net


Dr. Mark J. Hauser
President of Medical Staff Affairs,
Baptist Health South Florida

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & How to Protect Yourself

We at Baptist Health South Florida want to ensure our staff, practitioners, and patients are safe and protected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please find attached guidelines from Baptist Health South Florida and the CDC regarding how to stay safe, recommendations for Personal Protective Equipement (PPE), and effective hand hygiene.

Baptist Health South Florida

Universal Masking during the COVID-19 Pandemic Policy

WINK: Reusable Gowns-Donning and Doffing (6/29/20)

BHSF COVID-19 Guidelines: COVID-19 PPE

WINK: Conservation Guidelines (Gowns)

ETO Sterilization and Medical Devices

ISO Gown Decontamination Program

WINK: Mask Related Skin Breakdown Prevention

Training Video of N-5500 and N-7700 Masks

Use of Reusable Respirators During a Pandemic

Strategies for Optimizing Supply of PPE during COVID-19 Pandemic Policy

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE During COVID-19 Memo

PPE Guide: What to Wear to Stay Safe (6/25/20)

Use of Reusable Respirators Duirng a Pandemic (4/9/20)

PPE Training Video

PPE Training for Health Care Personnel

WINK: Approriate Use for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

WINK: Practices for Extending Use and Reuse of PPE

WINK: Contingency Capacity Strategies for Optimizing Supply of PPE (4/6/20)

Safely Use Safety Masks

Just in Time Training for N95 and N99 Masks

Room Cleaning Guide


Center for Disease Control

Frequently Asked Questions: Infection Prevention and Control

Frequently Asked Questions: Personal Protective Equipment

Frequently Asked Questions: Hand Hygeine

CDC Statement on Hand Hygiene

CDC Webpage on Infection Control and PPE for Coronavirus

Employee or Provider Exposure Risk Assessment & Work Restrictions Guidelines


Personal Protective Equipment Supplies

Mask Policy Update: All employees, patients and visitors are now required to wear a covering over their nose and mouth while on our campuses. We have updated our policy as follows:

All employees, medical staff and vendors will need to wear masks at all times while on hospital premises. One face mask per day will be provided upon entering our facilities.

All patients – A. In-Room Use. A patient may remove their facemask when in the patient's room and alone. A patient will wear their mask when any occupant, including family members, employee, and medical staff, is inside the room.
B. Outside the room and sleeping. The patient will wear a facemask before leaving the room. A patient should wear a facemask during any transport. Patients should not wear a mask when sleeping, whether hospital staff are present or not.

All (permitted) visitors will be required to wear a mask or covering over their mouth and nose while on hospital premises.

FIU and FAU Face Shields: Florida International University (FIU) and Baptist Health South Florida have partnered to 3D-print reusable face shields.The first batch of face shields was already delivered. FIU’sCollege of Communication, Architecture, + The Arts(CARTA) is mobilizing its 3D printing facilities, faculty, staff and students to produce a minimum of 1,000 face shields for Baptist Health.

In addition, a team from Florida Atlantic University (FAU)’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems (I-SENSE), one of the university’s four research pillars, have identified a simple solution to rapidly produce protective face shields for Baptist Health.

The disposable face shield developed by the FAU team only requires clear polyester plastic, elastic fabric bands, and a laser cutter. Baptist Health has requested an initial order of 4,000 face shields, which the FAU team expects to have completed within a week and will be followed by another order of 4,000 face shields.

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If You Think You Are Sick

Occupational Health COVID-19 Testing Guidelines for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Return to Work

Below are the updated Travel Screening guidelines. Please be aware the Occupational Health screening processes may change based on CDC and/or State Department recommendations, so please continue to pay close attention to all Baptist Health communications on this matter. You may also email EmployeeCVInfo@baptisthealth.net, a confidential inbox for employees’ personal health concerns specific to COVID-19.

 

Occupational Health Screening Process (Updated Guidelines):

Travel Screening:

Employees, volunteers, students, contractors or members of the medical staff must stay home, immediately contact Baptist Health’s Occupational Health hotline at (786) 596-2345 and will be placed on 14 day quarantine if the following circumstances apply:

  • You are returning from travel to countries listed on the CDC’s Level 3 & 2 Travel Health Notices (any international travel) in the last 14 days;

  • You are returning from travel on any cruise ship in the last 14 days;

  • New: You are returning from travel from anywhere in the US that is deemed to have widespread community transmission in the last 14 days (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html);

  • Note: If you are placed on travel quarantine and you develops symptoms (i.e.: fever at or above 100.4, cough, shortness of breath), you should contact your primary care physician and your local Occupational Health office (see attached flyer for OHO contact information).

Employee Post Exposure Screening:

Infection Prevention & Control and Leadership, at each entity, will identify employees potentially exposed to a suspected (PUI) or confirmed COVID-19 patient. After identification of potential employee exposures, Occupational Health will collaborate with Infection Prevention & Control and Leadership at each entity to determine whether or not exposed employees should be quarantined based on CDC’s risk assessment of healthcare personnel COVID-19 exposures (such as medium or high-risk exposures). Employees who meet the criteria for quarantine will be removed from work for up to 14 days. Employees placed on quarantine will be contacted by Occupational Health, at least every 72 hours, to check on the employee’s health status. If post exposure employees have questions or concerns regarding the process, employees can contact their local Occupational Health office. Employees should not contact the Occupational Health hotline number regarding post-exposure questions since the hotline is meant to handle travel screening or COVID-19 related questions only.

Return to Work Process:

To ensure a safe working environment for everyone, employees who have been removed from work and placed on quarantine (due to travel or post-exposure) for 14 calendar days will need to receive clearance from Occupational Health before reporting to work. Occupational Health will contact employees placed on quarantine at the end of their quarantine period and, if the employee is asymptomatic, will be cleared to return to work by Occupational Health.

Employees Who Are Sick:

Employees experiencing symptoms of fever (at or above 100.4) and and/or acute respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, etc.) should stay home. If an employee reports to work with fever and/or acute respiratory illness symptoms, the employee’s leader should advise the employee to go home (leaders should not send sick employees to Occupational Health in order to be sent home). If an employee who is sick needs medical care, the employee should contact their primary care physician or Care on Demand. If an employee is out of work due to a personal medical illness for more than 3 consecutive calendar days, the employee should contact Unum (Toll Free Number: 1-877-663-7437) to request a medical leave of absence. Employees returning to work after an absence of more than 3 days due to a personal medical illness will need to obtain medical clearance from their medical provider and call their local Occupational Health office for clearance prior to returning to work.

Update #1:
Employees, volunteers, students, contractors or members of the medical staff who have been in contact with someone who is either suspected to have or confirmed to have COVID-19 or are returning from travel to China, South Korea, Italy, Iran or Japan, must stay home and call Baptist Health’s Occupational Health Office immediately at (786) 596-2345. Note: this number is for Baptist Health personnel only. All other members of the community with questions related to COVID-19 should call the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center at 1 (866) 779-6121.
To ensure a safe working environment for everyone, those who are returning from travel to the above named countries will be removed from work for 14 calendar days and will need to receive clearance from Occupational Health before reporting to work. Please note that any travel to countries listed on the CDC’s Travel Health Notice is discouraged.
Changes to this process may take place according to CDC and/or State Department recommendations, so please continue to pay close attention to all Baptist Health communications on the matter. You may also email EmployeeCVInfo@baptisthealth.net, a confidential inbox for employees’ personal health concerns specific to coronavirus.
Baptist Health will continue to provide the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees who are rendering direct patient care, including N 95 respirators for those with cases that require the use of specialized respiratory protection. Our policy for wearing respiratory protection, BHSF policy number 680.16, can be found on our intranet, under the policy administration management tab. Since Baptist Health needs to ensure there are adequate supplies available for employees who have direct patient contact, employees who do not have direct patient contact and choose to wear a mask may purchase them on their own online or from local retail pharmacies.

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Testing Guidlines

Attached are the current guidelines on who to test, which tests to provide, handling specimens, and how to report coronavirus cases:

Clinical Screening Tool for Identifying Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 (Florida Health)

BHSF Guidance for Initial Screening at Entry Point

OB Patients Testing Guidelines

Fact Sheet for Providers: Molecular Laboratory Development Test (LDG) COVID-19

Fact Sheet for Patients: Molecular Laboratory Development Test (LDG) COVID-19

Specimen Collection Nose and Throat (Video)

COVID19 Testing Priorty Guidelines from the CDC

CDC Should You Get Tested?

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)

Clinical Screening Tool for Identifying Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 (Florida Health)

Evaluating, Reporting, and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)

Testing Locations in Broward County

Testing Locations in Miami-Dade County

Testing Locations in Monroe County

Testing Locations in Palm Beach County

Testing Through Quest

Laboratory Update/ In-House Testing: We now have limited capacity to conduct COVID-19 testing in-house across our system. We expect to be able to expand this capacity as more supplies needed to run the tests become available. We are also able to use the Molecular Diagnostic Lab at Miami Cancer Institute for testing.Tests not processed in-house are being sent to BioReferenceLaboratories.The turnaround time for BioReferenceLaboratories is 24-72 hours.

 

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Information for Patients and Families

Attached are resources for handling pregnant or breast feeding patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Molecular Lab Authorized Tests:

Fact Sheet for Providers: Molecular Laboratory Development Test (LDG) COVID-19

Fact Sheet for Patients: Molecular Laboratory Development Test (LDG) COVID-19


Preventions and Precautions:

Prevention Steps for General Public

Precautions for Caregivers in Close Contact

Prevention Steps for Discharged Patients


Information for Patients:

Patient Requests for COVID-19 Test Results

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine? (4/6/20)

You tested positive, now what? (3/30/20)

Protect Yourself When Someone at Home Has COVID-19 (3/27/20)

Patient Instructions for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 Patients who do not need to be hospitalized, or who were hospitalized and determined to be medically stable to go home

Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus in Homes and Residential Communities

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Overview (English)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Overview (Spanish)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Care Instructions (English)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Care Instructions (Spanish)

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (CDC)

Coronavirus disease 2019 Information (CDC)


Disposition Information

Discontinuation of Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 (CDC)

Discontinue Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 Transmission-Based Precautions (CDC)


Information for the Public:

Baptist Health South Florida Coronavirus Website


Information for the Cancer Patients:

Baptist Health South Florida Cancer Patients FAQ


Communicating to Patients

Caring for Children

Talking to Children about Coronavirus


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Information for Pregnant Women

Helping provide our patients and their families is an important aspect in preventing and treating COVID-19. The resources on this page can assist providers with information that is thorough and easy to understand.

OB Patients Testing Guidelines

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Recommendations (ACOG)

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information (CDC)

Hospital Obstetric Healthcare Guidance (CDC)


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How is Baptist Health South Florida Preparing

Baptist Health South Florida is prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. Please find resources to see how our organization is ready.


Ethics:

Baptist Health South Florida Ethical Framework During a Pandemic


Electronic Health Record Updates:

Cerner COVID19 Medical Informatics Update (April 8, 2020)

Cerner COVID19 Medical Informatics Update

eCOS COVID19 Clinical Informatics Update


Critical Care

Augmenting Critical Care Capacity During Disasters


Information for the Public:

Baptist Health South Florida Coronavirus Website


Information for the Cancer Patients:

Baptist Health South Florida Cancer Patients FAQ


Ethics:

Baptist Health South Florida Ethical Framework During a Pandemic


Hospital Visitor Restriction Policy:

Inpatient Units:
- No more than one adult visitor (age 18 years or older) will be allowed at a time for daily visitation during the designated 6 hours of 3pm to 9pm.
- COVID-19 infected patients or COVID-19 susptected patients will not be allowed visitors except under exceptional circumstances.
- Overnight stays are approved as needed by unit leadership.

Elective Procedures, Emergency Departments, Maternity Units:
- One adult visitor may accompany patients for elective surgery or the emergency department at any time.
- A partner or spouse may stay continuously with a patient in the Labor & Delivery unit and one adult visitor will be allowed during the designated visiting hours of 3pm to 9pm.
- Beyond these examples, visitor permission may be granted by the patient care team on a case-by-case basis.


Cancer Institutes Patient and Visitor Information

Because of the special needs of our patient population, all Miami Cancer Institute (MCI) and Lynn Cancer Institute employees will be screened for COVID-19 before being allowed to enter. At this time, no visitors will be able to accompany adult patients for the duration of this pandemic. Exceptions will be made for our pediatric patients, who many have one adult visitor with them.


Student Suspension:

Effective Monday, 3/16, student rotations and observer programs at all Baptist Health facilities will be suspended until further notice. Scholar Nurse Partners from Barry and Nova will be scheduled for approved per-diem employed shifts, as needed. This restriction is not applicable to residents and fellows in graduate medical, pharmacy and nursing education programs who will continue to provide care as needed and within their scopes.


Volunteers:

In an effort to limit the number of people at our facilities, effective immediately, volunteers should not report to our locations until further notice. Any exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis at the entity level.


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Order Sets

Below you will find information and order sets for Emergency Departments, Hospitalization, Urgent Cares, and Pre-Screening:


Please find attached the approved downtime forms for the Emergency Departments for the testing and treatment of Coronavirus COVID-19:

Baptist Hospital of Miami

Bethesda Hospital (East & West)

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Doctors Hospital

Homestead Hospital

Mariners Hospital

South Miami Hospital

West Kendall Baptist Hospital


Please find attached the approved downtime forms for the Hospitalized Patients for the testing and treatment of Coronavirus COVID-19:

Baptist Hospital of Miami

Bethesda Hospital (East & West)

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Doctors Hospital

Homestead Hospital

Mariners Hospital

South Miami Hospital

West Kendall Baptist Hospital


Please find attached the approved downtime forms for the Urgent Cares for the testing and treatment of Coronavirus COVID-19:

Boca Raton Urgent Care

Brickell Urgent Care

Coral Gables Urgent Care

Coral Springs Urgent Care

Corsica Square Urgent Care

Country Walk Urgent Care

Davie Urgent Care

Doral Urgent Care

Heron Lakes Urgent Care

Kendale Lakes Urgent Care

Key Biscayne Urgent Care

Marathon Urgent Care

Miami Beach Urgent Care

Miami Lakes Urgent Care

Palmetto Bay Urgent Care

Pembroke Pines Urgent Care

Pinecrest Urgent Care

Sunrise Urgent Care

Tamiami Trail Urgent Care

University Center Urgent Care

Wellington Urgent Care

West Kendall Urgent Care

Westchester Urgent Care

Weston Urgent Care


Pre-Screening Tool

At Baptist Health, we place great value on the safety of our patients, families, and communities we serve. We are following the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 screening guidelines. Please find the guidelines for the system in English and Spanish:

BHSF Guidance for Initial Screening at Entry Point

Cerner Quick Tips: COVID19 Screenign Section for Clinical Areas


Swing Beds Information

Swing Patient Comprehensive Plan of Care

Swing Bed Program – Resident Recepient of Resident Rights & Responsibilities

Swing Admission Orders SO-0281


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Discharge and Transfer Information

All hospitalized patients should be assessed for COVID-19 prior to transfer to a post-acute care facility. This tool should be used to document and individual's medical status related to COVID-19 and to facilitate communication between the hospital and the receiving facility during patient transfers. This document must be signed-off by the physician, nurse practitioner, or physicians assistant who completes the clinical assessment.


Discharging Patients Home:

Patient Instructions for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 Patients who do not need to be hospitalized, or who were hospitalized and determined to be medically stable to go home

Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus in Homes and Residential Communities

Isolation Discontinuation Algorithm (4/8/20)

Ending Self Isloation (FL Health)


Transportation:

Guidance for NEMT Brokers and Providers on COVID-19


Post-Acute Care/Behavioral Health to Hospital Transfer COVID-19 Assessment and Communication:

Post Acute Care/Behavioral Health to Hospital Transfer Guide

Baptist Health South Florida System Form


Federal Agency Waivers:

Summary of Federal Actions in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (4/13/20)

Official List of Government Agency Waivers


Guide How to Use the Form:

Hospital Post-Acute Care Facility Transfer Assessment Tool

Elderly Population Screening and Discharge to Post Acute Guidance


Please select your entity:

Baptist Hospital of Miami

Bethesda Hospital (East & West)

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Doctors Hospital

Fishermen's Community Hospital

Homestead Hospital

Mariners Hospital

South Miami Hospital

West Kendall Baptist Hospital


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Surgery and Anesthesia

Please find below information regarding scheduling Elective Procedures: Baptist Health South Florida is implementing Step 1 of the Baptist Health Recovery Plan to resume certain surgeries and procedures in addition to urgent or emergent cases on May 6. Cases for non-vulnerable patients who require outpatient surgery with same day discharge can be scheduled. Please book at least 5-7 days in advance to allow time for COVID-19 testing and pre-op testing. COVID-19 testing should be completed within 72-hours of surgery date.

Step 1 Letter to Surgeons with Tools combined

Step 1 Letter to Surgeons

Surgical Scheduling COVID-19 Recovery Scheduling Grid

BHSF Asymptomatic Surgical Procedural Screening Workflow

Home Dishcarge Readiness Screening Tool

Pre-Surgery/Procedure COVID-19 Testing Sites

Pre-Procedure Patient's Instructions (Following COVID-19 Testing)


Attached are resources for the surgery and anesthesia departments regarding COVID-19:

S3C Pre-Surgery Testing for Asymptomatic Patients Recommendation

BHSF Asymptomatic Patients Scheduled for Urgent or Time-Sensitive Surgery Workflow

Sample Algorithm for Highly Infectious Patients in the Operating Room

Smoke and Gas Evacuation during Open, Laparoscopic, and Endoscopic Procedures

Q & A from the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Anesthesia ABS Complete Advanced Breathing System Components

The use of PPE by Anesthesia Professionals during COVID-19 (ASA)


Anesthesia in the ICU:

COVID Activated Emergency Scaling of Anesthesiology Responsibilities (CAESAR) ICU (ASA)

APSF/ASA Guidance on Purposing Anesthesia Machines as ICU Ventilators



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Media

Baptist Health South Florida is taking to the news to ensure providers and patients are aware of the latest information regarding COVID-19. The system is taking many measures to ensure we are following guidelines coming in from national and international organizations.

Baptist Health South Florida Blog

Baptist Health South Florida Twitter

Baptist Health South Florida Instagram


Video Media:

Training Video of N-5500 and N-7700 Masks

Coronavirus Q&A by Dr. Sergio Segarra (English)

Coronavirus Q&A by Dr. Sergio Segarra (Spanish)

Information Regarding Coronavirus by Dr. John Braden

Explanation of Coronavirus (CDC)

Explanation of Coronavirus (WHO)

PPE Training Video

Innovation with FIU


External Social Media:

CDC Twitter

World Health Organization Twitter


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W.I.N.K.

Elective Procedures, Surgeries, Endoscopies

Baptist Health hospitals, surgery centers and endoscopy centers are postponing elective non-urgent surgeries, endoscopies and interventional procedures.

Imaging Appointments

All Baptist Health non-urgent elective imaging tests are being rescheduled to ensure capacity for urgent appointments.


Attached are summaries to provide you with information you need to know about coronavirus and how to protect yourself.

WINK: Breakroom Social Distancing

WINK: Reusable Gowns-Donning and Doffing (6/29/20)

WINK: BLS and ACLS in Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 (non-ventialed)

S3C Pre-Surgery Testing for Asymptomatic Patients Recommendation

BHSF Asymptomatic Patients Scheduled for Urget or Time-Sensitive Surgery

WINK: Managing Infusion Therapies for COVID-19 Critical Care Areas

WINK: Notification of COVID-19 Exposure

WINK: Mask Related Skin Breakdown Prevention

WINK: QTc Monitoring for COVID19 Inpatients for the Management of Hydroxychloroquine

WINK: Convalescent Plasma Treatment (4/24/2020)

WINK: Convalescent Plasma Treatment (4/20/2020)

WINK: Convalescent Plasma

WINK: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PPE Guide: What to Wear to Stay Safe (6/25/20)

WINK: N99 Reusable Respirators (4/3/20)

WINK: Appropriate Use for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

WINK: Contingency Capacity Strategies for Optimizing Supply of PPE (4/6/20)

WINK: Appropriate Use for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

WINK: Practices for Extending Use and Reuse of PPE

Less is Best: Transfuse with Care

WINK: Guidance for Hospitals

WINK: Guidance for Outpatient Services

WINK: Post Mortem Care of COVID-19 Patients

WINK: Home Medication Storage, Identification, and Return for patients on contact or droplet precaution

WINK: Employee/Practitioner Exposure

Elderly Population Screening and Discarge to Post Acute Guidance

Cerner Millennium: New Infectious Disease Travel Screen

Cerner Quick Tips: Infectious Disease Travel Screen


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Mental Wellbeing

The outbreak of coronavirus disease may be stressful for people and healthcare professionals. Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you and the the people you care about stronger.


Medical Staff Resiliency Support Group

Baptist Health South Florida Pastoral Care

Manage Stress and Anxiety (CDC)

Headspace Application (Offering free services to healthcare personnel)

How to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety (ADAA)

Care on Demand (Offers counseling)

Crisis Standard of Care (ANA)


Physical Need:

Nurses Houses, A National Fund for Nurses in Need


Communicating to Families:

Communication Skills: A Playbook of VitalTalk Tips

Caring for Children

Talking to Children about Coronavirus


Sunshine Fund

The Baptist Health Employee Sunshine Fund, coordinated by Pastoral Care, is available to assist with pandemic-specific financial hardship through interest-free loans. For additional information and to submit a loan application, please contact your nearest Pastoral Care office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The application consists of two forms, the Loan Application and Justification Form, both of which must be completed.


Support Hotline

Pastoral Care now has a Support Hotline: 305-596-4036, which is available for employees to call between 8am - 9pm, 7 days per week during the duration of the coronavirus crisis. Patient care requests and other emergency needs should still be directed to entity based pastoral care offices. Overnight emergency calls should continue to directed hospital based switchboards as customary.



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Additional Resources

Here are links and additional resources to help you with the care of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients:


Law Enforcement Curfew Waiver Letter:

Curfew Waiver Letter for Healthcare Professionals


Evidence Based Research:

LitCovid (NIH Sponsored Literature hub for coronavirus studies and information)


Government:

Summary of Federal Actions in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (4/13/20)

US Governmental Agencies

Official List of Government Agency Waivers


CMS:

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Dialysis Patients


American Association of Blood Banks:

AABB's Coronavirus Resources


American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology:

Outpatient Assessment and Management for Pregnant Women With suspected or confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Clinical Guidance


American Heart Association:

Interim Guidance for BLS and ALS in Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care in COVID-19 Patients


American Heart Association:

Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus COVID-19: CDC, FDA, and CMS Guidance

Coronavirus COVID-19: Protecting Health Care Workers

Coronavirus COVID-19: Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


American Medical Association:

COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians

COVID-19: Frequently asked questions

A Physician's Guide to COVID-19


American College of Anesthesiology:

Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Anesthesia Care


Joint Commission:

Joint Commission Resources


Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

COVID-19 Control and Prevention

COVID-19 Standards


Society for Critical Care Medicine:

Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Coronavrius

United States Resources Availability for COVID19

Latest Disaster and Emergency Resources

ICU Preparedness Checklist


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Privacy Information

How to Protect Yourself, Patients, and Confidential Data

Working Remotely:

Tips for Protecting Patient and Confidential Data

Social Media Guidelines:

It is important to keep our privacy and social media guidelines always top of mind. Please remember that as an employee, you represent Baptist Health. Therefore, how you present yourself to our patients and community, both in-person and online, is a reflection on Baptist Health. Employees should be appropriate and respectful and should never disclose any protected health information or confidential business records or data. If you have any questions, please refer to the Social Media and HIPAA Privacy policies which can be found on the intranet, or contact your HR representative.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR):

Coronavirus Bulletin

OCR’s Notice of Enforcement Discretion allowing providers to serve patients where they are through commonly used apps like FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom to provide telehealth remote communications:

Guidance that empowers first responders and others who receive protected health information about individuals who have tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19 to help keep both first responders and the public safe.

Guidance on how health care providers can share information with the CDC, family members of patients, and others, to help address the COVID-19 emergency.

Privacy Office Contact Information:

Privacy Hotline: (786) 596-8850

Email: Privacy@Baptisthealth.net


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