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The Express: March 2021 (Update #2)

This issue of The Express highlights the following new/updated resources:

Please continue to access our Novel Coronavirus Resources Page, the National Institutes of Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines, and CDC’s Coronavirus webpage, and reach out if you need technical assistance (TA).

New: Healthcare System Cybersecurity Response: Experiences and Considerations (Webinar)
This webinar features presenters discussing their experiences and lessons learned from recent cybersecurity incidents. It builds upon our recently released Healthcare System Cybersecurity: Readiness and Response Considerations document and accompanying overview presentation that takes readers through the resource.
New: Burn Surge Annex Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit
The Burn Surge Annex Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit can be used by healthcare coalitions (HCCs) to enhance operational area awareness and capability to effectively address the needs of burn victims as part of a whole community emergency response framework. HCCs are not required to use this template but it can be utilized to satisfy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requirements for the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Cooperative Agreement. ASPR TRACIE has also developed an HCC Burn Surge Annex Template and has many additional resources for HCCs and burn planners.  
New: Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
This TA response includes information on clinical presentation, disease progression, and related information from clinicians in the field treating COVID-19 patients after the acute phase of the virus has passed, frequently referred to as “COVID long haulers.” It is also included in our recently updated document COVID-19 Clinical Experiences from the Field.
Updated: Ebola/VHF Topic Collection
In response to recent cases of Ebola in Africa, ASPR TRACIE reviewed and refreshed this comprehensive Topic Collection. Access our Infectious Diseases Resource Page for related information.
New: Denver Health Virtual Hospital at Home
Patrick Ryan, MD, MPH; Rebecca Hanratty, MD; and Connie Savor Price, MD (all of Denver Health and University of Colorado School of Medicine) discuss the goals, workflows, outcomes, and lessons learned from implementing a novel “Virtual Hospital at Home” model to treat COVID-19 patients in this brief presentation. Access the rest of the Healthcare Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic speaker series for more information.
New: Creating a COVID Specialty Hospital
Erica Kuhlmann, DO (M Health Fairview, Bethesda Hospital) shares how her facility made history when it became one of the nation’s first, and only, hospitals dedicated solely to treating people with severe, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in this brief presentation. Access the rest of the Healthcare Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic speaker series for more information.
Reminder: Check out ASPR TRACIE at the 2021 Preparedness Summit!
Join us for two presentations at this year’s summit: Patient Surge Management During COVID-19 (April 14, 10:30-11:30am ET) and Considerations for Secondary Disasters during COVID-19 (pre-recorded, on-demand session).
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ASPR’s Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) offers a variety of bulletins to keep stakeholders informed during emergency response and steady state. These bulletins inform stakeholders about the most significant issues facing the Healthcare and Public Health Sector including cybersecurity, medical supply chains, COVID-19, and more. If you are interested in receiving CIP bulletins, visit the CIP bulletins subscription webpage.


COVID-19 Clinical Rounds Peer-to-Peer Virtual Communities of Practice are a collaborative effort between ASPR, the National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC), and Project ECHO. These interactive virtual learning sessions aim to create a peer-to-peer learning network where clinicians from the U.S. and abroad who have experience treating patients with COVID-19 share their challenges and successes; a generous amount of time for participant Q & A is also provided. These webinar topics are covered every week:

  1. EMS: Patient Care and Operations (Mondays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET)
  2. Critical Care: Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations (Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET)
  3. Emergency Department: Patient Care and Clinical Operations (Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET)

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