Christopher Cheney is the senior clinical care editor at HealthLeaders.
A crucial element of creating new ICUs during a pandemic is combining experienced critical care staff with reassigned non-ICU personnel.
Despite widespread calls to increase U.S. novel coronavirus testing, the tests have been in limited supply since January.
Optimal mitigation efforts, which focus on slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, will not avoid critical care resources being overwhelmed, new report says.
There has already been rationing of testing in the United States and rationing of critical care resources is likely if severely ill COVID-19 patients surge significantly.
Missed and delayed diagnoses lead patient safety list developed by ECRI.
Healthcare workers must be supported as they man the front line of the struggle against the novel coronavirus.
The health system at ground zero of the U.S. novel coronavirus epidemic is taking a three-pronged approach to clinical care for the viral disease.
Improving the communication skills of clinicians and nurses builds rapport and trust with patients.
Benefits of telemedicine screening for COVID-19 include convenience for patients and safely assessing patients in their homes.
Researchers find that amenities such as private rooms have a greater impact on hospital patient satisfaction than quality measures such as mortality rates.