Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Concern about COVID-19 is understandable and appropriate. Colorado Hospital Association is committed to assisting its member hospitals and health systems in preparing for the possibility that the virus may eventually spread to the state, and will update this page regularly as the situation surrounding COVID-19 in Colorado evolves.
For questions or more information, contact Lyle Moore Jr., CHA director of hospital emergency preparedness at 720.330.6043. For media inquiries, contact Julie Lonborg, CHA senior vice president of communications and media relations at 720.330.6019.
Lyle Moore Jr.
Director of Hospital Emergency Preparedness
Additional resource needs and requests should follow this resource ordering algorithm.
Conserving PPE Guidance
The CDC released guidance called “Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings” in an effort to assist medical facilities conserve PPE supplies and safeguard health care workers.
Online Course – Infection Prevention and Control for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This free online course objectives include: define IPC and its role, describe the current epidemiological COVID-19 situation, describe source control, administrative controls and environmental and engineering controls, describe the WHO-recommended IPC measures for health care facilities, including when dealing with suspect or confirmed COVID-19 cases, describe additional IPC measures to be taken to assist in general preparedness within a health care facility.
Optimizing Respirator Use
This guidance parallels an earlier recommendation for strategies to optimizing the supply of N95 respirators using a hierarchy of controls approach.
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FluSurge 2.0 and FluSurge Manual: FluSurge helps estimate the impact of an influenza pandemic on your community and has been designed to demonstrate the surge in demand for resources and hospital services during the next pandemic.
Los Angeles Hospital Pandemic Influenza Guide: This document, created by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is designed to assist those responsible for manding pandemic influenza in traditional health care settings.
FEMA Pandemic Influenza Template: This document provides guidance to assist organizations in developing a Pandemic Influenza Continuity of Operations Pan, or Pandemic Influenza Annex to the Continuity of Operations Plan.
CDC Hospital Pandemic Influenza Plan Checklist: This document was developed to assist hospitals assess current Pandemic Influenza Plans and improve preparedness for response activities related to pandemic influenza.
CDC Workplace Ready for Pandemic Flu: This document provides information that guides businesses through nonpharmaceutical interventions and their use during a pandemic influenza.