COVID-19 Update 5/19/2020

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COVID-19 Update | May 19, 2020
SHEA Coronavirus News
COVID-19 by the Week Survey
We are tracking SHEA members' experiences week-by-week. Responses are anonymous for a 4-question survey. The first 2 questions are demographic, and the second two are about current status and primary concerns. We are comparing week-to-week. Please respond to each survey. We will summarize the findings after the pandemic decelerates. 
   
This week (May 17-23): https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5608011/COVID-19-by-the-Week
 
Results, week of May 10:
  • Lowest availability at facilities (1=crisis-level; 5=sustainable): Test or test components (3.57), medications (3.60), gowns (3.62)
  • Highest availability at facilities (5=sustainable; 1=crisis-level): ventilators (4.40), beds (4.30), frontline workforce (part time and FTE) (4.24)
  • Most common "top 3 concerns": test or test component supply (57.1%), new/diverging guidance (38.1%), reliability of test results (28.6%)
  • Most common facility types: acute care hospital (42.9%); academic medical center (38.1%), community-based (19%)
  • 21 responses from CA, FL, GA, IL, IN (2), MA (2), MI, MO, MT (2), NE, NJ (2), NY (3), OH, TX, WA
Federal Agency News, Guidance, and Guidelines
Infection Prevention and Control
 
PPE 
 
Clinical Care and Treatment
 
Special Settings and Populations
 
Testing and Cases

Quality Reporting
 
Incident Management
 
Research
Tools and Resources
SHEA Podcast: We’re All in this Together: COVID-19 Allies in Infection Prevention 
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Episodes Available Now:
  • Dialysis in a Crisis with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • Anesthesiology During a Pandemic with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
SHEA Rapid Response Podcast: COVID-19 Update: What We Know Now 
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Podcast episodes will launch every Thursday. Each week's episode will include a summary of important news items, medical literature and guidelines, and a discussion around the latest and most important questions surrounding the pandemic. 
 
Episodes Available Now: 
  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Environment of Care & PPE
  • Surge Planning & Testing
  • Diagnostic Testing, Part 1
  • PPE: Conservation & Shortages
  • Diagnostic Testing, Part 2
  • Involving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
  • Advocacy around COVID-19
  • PPE: Getting Resourceful with No Resources
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Tracing Contacts
  • Answers to Town Hall Questions
  • Staff Policies
SHEA Rapid Response Webinars 
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  • Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall 1-7
Research and Resources Development Funding Opportunities
Event Announcements
COCA Call: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)
Call materials will be posted.
Presenters: Sapna Bamrah Morris, MD, MBA, Ermias Belay, MD, Michael Levin, MBE, PhD, FRCPCH, FMedSci, James Schneider, MD, FAAP, FCCP, Vincent C. Marconi, MD
Trade Press & Journal Articles
ICHE Coronavirus and COVID-19 Article Collection 
The editors of ICHE have created a page for on the ICHE web site for COVID-19 related articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor. All COVID-19 manuscripts in their accepted form are freely available here. Check back frequently for updates.
 
Examining the current intelligence on COVID-19 and infection prevention and control strategies in health settings: A global analysis 
Islam MS, Rahman KM, Sun Y, et al. Examining the current intelligence on COVID-19 and infection prevention and control strategies in health settings: A global analysis. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2020:1-29. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.237
 
Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Findings from Autopsy of Patient with COVID-19, Japan
Adachi T, Chong J-M, Nakajima N, Sano M, Yamazaki J, Miyamoto I, et al. Clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical findings from autopsy of patient with COVID-19, Japan Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Sep [date cited].
 
Cluster of Coronavirus Disease Associated with Fitness Dance Classes, South Korea
Jang S, Han SH, Rhee J-Y. Coronavirus disease cluster associated with fitness dance classes, South Korea. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Aug [date cited].
 
Strong Social Distancing Measures in The United States Reduced The COVID-19 Growth Rate
Courtemanche, Charles, et al. “Strong Social Distancing Measures in The United States Reduced The COVID-19 Growth Rate.” Health Affairs, 2020.
 
News Highlights
Social Media
@IDstewardship Join the #ASPchat this coming Thursday and share what you have learned during the #COVID19 pandemic. Hosted by @ASP_Chat 
 
Prof Didier Pittet @DidierPittet @DrTedros @WHO at #WHA73 announces: "I will initiate an independent evaluation at earliest appropriate moment to review experience gained & lessons learned & to make recommendations to improve national & global pandemic preparedness and response" #COVID19
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