COVID 19: New and Updated Information and Resources
NJAASC has curated authoritative information and a list of resources for our Membership’s reference. We will continue to update this as more information becomes available.


PAST COVID E-BLAST HAVE BEEN ARCHIVED DUE TO SPACE RESTRAINTS AND TO KEEP THINGS CURRENT. 
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MESSAGE FROM DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REGARDING PORTAL – 6/22/20
Good Afternoon,
As you know the Department of Health has been working with the licensed/registered ambulatory Surgical Centers to collect the NAME and CONTACT information including Email for a maximum of two people that will be entering information into the portal. If you have not submitted for your organization, please ensure that you do.
The Department also wanted to provide an update regarding the portal. It is under development and will be finalized this week and the update and credentials will be shared shortly.
Thank you.

ADDENDA REGARDING ED 20-016 - 6/22/20
We had a good conference call with the Department yesterday to discuss and clarify the new ED.

Six Day Testing clarification:
As discussed on our call today….

When the specimen is collected is time 0, and counts starts from there. For example - Specimen collected 9 AM on Monday, then 9 AM on Tues would be one day, and patient would need to have procedure by 9 AM on Sunday.

Thanks!

Stefanie Mozgai, BA, RN, CPM
Assistant Commissioner
Department of Health
Health Facility Survey & Field Operations
PO Box 367
Trenton, NJ 08625-0367
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Some other thoughts and comments from NJAASC:

1) Pertaining to testing, in the ED, DOH is strongly recommending that ASCs contract with a lab.

2) Page 8-e:
This talks about ‘time sensitive’ cases.
You still have to test EVERYONE.
This just allows for a case to be performed prior to receiving test results-  if the patient health is endangered .
This is not meant to be a loophole for just doing cases without waiting for results, but for special cases, exceptions if you will.
There are rules you must abide by if you do this- documentation and special air handling/exchange guidelines, remember that.

CRNA CAN PERFORM ANESTHESIA WITHOUT DIRECT SUPERVISION – 6/22/20
This question came up.
Per EO 112 below, CRNA can perform anesthesia without direct supervision during the crisis.
 

Questions? Contact Jeff Shanton at  jshanton@jssurgctr.com