COVID-19 Scenario & Guide for Hospital Preparedness

Scenario:
COVID-19 Scenario & Guide for Hospital Preparedness
Contributed by Tim Willett on March 12, 2020, last updated on April 02, 2020.
Language:
English
Author(s):
  • First Name: 
    Jared
    Last Name: 
    Baylis
    Credentials/degrees: 
    MD, FRCPC
    Organization: 
    Kelowna General Hospital
  • First Name: 
    JoAnne
    Last Name: 
    Slinn
    Credentials/degrees: 
    RN, MN, ENC(C)
    Organization: 
    UBC / Interior Health Authority

Goals & Objectives

Brief Summary of Case:

Scenario: Case designed during the January 2020 COVID-19 outbreak in order to assess and improve team preparedness for safely and effectively caring for a critically ill coronavirus patient from triage through to intubation and disposition in a community hospital. The scenario focusses on system processes more than individual skills. This case was adapted from one published on EM Sim Cases by Dr. Alia Dharamsi, Dr. SooJin Yi, and Dr. Kate Hayman from the University of Toronto.

Guide: A brief guide to planning your own in-situ simulation for COVID preparedness based on lessons learned at the Kelowna General Hospital.

Learning Objectives:

Goal: Practice personal and team safety while assessing and providing care to a patient with a potentially airborne respiratory illness requiring full personal protective equipment.

Objectives:
1.    Effective team communication from triage to intubation to disposition of a high-risk coronavirus patient
2.    Mitigating exposure of HCPs, patients, by appropriately isolating high risk patients in negative pressure room
3.    Mitigating personal risk by utilizing the appropriate donning/doffing of PPE
4.    Conducting effective high acuity clinical care (i.e. intubation) in space and personnel limited negative pressure room effectively

Details

Setting:
Emergency room
Simulation modality:
Manikin (high sophistication)
Equipment:
Adult manikin
Keywords:
COVID-19, coronavirus, hospital, community, epidemic
Evaluation/validation:

This scenario was adapted as described above. It has been implemented several times in real-world use.

Peer Review Status:
Reviewed

Sharing

CITATION

Baylis 
J
 COVID-19 Scenario & Guide for Hospital Preparedness. Peer-reviewed simulation resource published by SIM-one Ontario Simulation Network; 2020. Available from http://www.sim-one.ca/scenario/covid-19-scenario-guide-hospital-preparedness.
Slinn 
J
 COVID-19 Scenario & Guide for Hospital Preparedness. Peer-reviewed simulation resource published by SIM-one Ontario Simulation Network; 2020. Available from http://www.sim-one.ca/scenario/covid-19-scenario-guide-hospital-preparedness.
License: Download and use of this resource is subject to these terms.
Authors interested in research collaboration?
No
What type of resource do you want to submit?: 
Scenario
How would you like to submit your resource?: 
I will upload files
Your Title: 
CEO
Language: 
English
Author(s): 
First Name: 
Jared
Last Name: 
Baylis
Credentials/degrees: 
MD, FRCPC
Organization: 
Kelowna General Hospital
First Name: 
JoAnne
Last Name: 
Slinn
Credentials/degrees: 
RN, MN, ENC(C)
Organization: 
UBC / Interior Health Authority
Authored Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2020
Interprofessional: 
Yes
Target learners: Profession(s): 
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Radiation Technology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Other
  • Paramedicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Practical Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology
Target learners: Level(s): 
Graduate / postgraduate / residency
Continuing professional development
Healthcare field(s): 
Critical care
Emergency / trauma
Mass casualty & triage / chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear / emergency planning
Brief Summary: 

Scenario: Case designed during the January 2020 COVID-19 outbreak in order to assess and improve team preparedness for safely and effectively caring for a critically ill coronavirus patient from triage through to intubation and disposition in a community hospital. The scenario focusses on system processes more than individual skills. This case was adapted from one published on EM Sim Cases by Dr. Alia Dharamsi, Dr. SooJin Yi, and Dr. Kate Hayman from the University of Toronto.

Guide: A brief guide to planning your own in-situ simulation for COVID preparedness based on lessons learned at the Kelowna General Hospital.

Simulation modality(ies): 
  • Manikin (high sophistication)
Minimum: 
2
Maximum: 
10
Equipment: 
Adult manikin
Pilot Testing / Revisions: 

This scenario was adapted as described above. It has been implemented several times in real-world use.

Research Collaboration: 
No
Setting: 
Emergency room
Keywords: 
COVID-19, coronavirus, hospital, community, epidemic
Learning Objectives: 

Goal: Practice personal and team safety while assessing and providing care to a patient with a potentially airborne respiratory illness requiring full personal protective equipment.

Objectives:
1.    Effective team communication from triage to intubation to disposition of a high-risk coronavirus patient
2.    Mitigating exposure of HCPs, patients, by appropriately isolating high risk patients in negative pressure room
3.    Mitigating personal risk by utilizing the appropriate donning/doffing of PPE
4.    Conducting effective high acuity clinical care (i.e. intubation) in space and personnel limited negative pressure room effectively