April 20, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health
The California Department of Public Health has released crisis care guidelines to help health care facilities and county health departments plan for the potential COVID-19 surge.
The California State SARS-CoV-2 Crisis Care Guidelines are anchored in best practices from across the country, and guided by ethical principles and a commitment to equity. The guidelines aim to ensure that, should conditions push our systems into providing crisis care, this care is done in a coordinated and thoughtful manner, using a common framework, procedures and decision making that best protects the health of all Californians.
The guidelines address common categories of health care delivery, triage, staff and space that could arise when available resources are limited or insufficient to meet the medical needs of patients. It provides an overview of surge capacity and crisis care operational considerations for health care facilities with an emphasis on hospitals.
Click here to download the guidelines.