Health pandemics happen on no predictable timeline, which means another one could be on its way. That expectation should prompt administrative and governing board leaders to immediately begin reflecting on the last several months of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for a potential second COVID-19 surge or a different outbreak.
The MHA webinar Crisis Standards of Care: Swift, Informed Decision Making in the Face of a Pandemic will review the fiduciary duty to plan for engaging in crisis standards of care (CSC) and outline the CSC framework, including the legal authority and ethical considerations, implementation of clinical processes and operations, and the development of indicators and triggers. Participants will hear examples of coordination across hospitals, public health, emergency management and public safety and will discuss the challenges of public engagement. A health system on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will share how the leadership triaged patient care and shored-up response preparation.
The webinar will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. July 21 and is offered free of charge. Members must register to receive dial-in instructions. Questions about webinar should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.