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The Express: March 2021 (Update #1)

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.

New: Managing the Storm After the Storm: Healthcare in TX Recovers from Severe Winter Weather
In this article, Michael Wargo (HCA Healthcare), Scott Cormier (Medxcel), and Toni Carnie (HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball) share how a rare winter storm, extreme cold, and unplanned power outages affected utilities—particularly water and water pressure—in healthcare facilities throughout Texas.
New: The Role of the Physical Therapist in Pandemic Response
Lindsay Harmon-Matthews, Anthony Ganim, J.J. Kuczynski, and Michael Martin from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center discuss providing physical therapy to COVID-19 patients during and after hospitalization in this short webinar, part of the Healthcare Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic speaker series.
New: Special Projects for Equitable and Efficient Distribution of COVID-19 Outpatient Therapeutics (SPEED)
LCDR Tiffany Pfundt, PharmD, PMP (ASPR) provides a summary of COVID-19 therapeutics and an overview of HHS ASPR’s SPEED program, including its use in various types of settings, in this brief webinar. Access the rest of the Healthcare Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic speaker series for more information.
Updated: COVID-19 Vaccine Planning and Considerations
This updated ASPR TRACIE TA response includes links to resources related to the approval, allocation, distribution, and administration of vaccines to prevent COVID-19.
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 (a 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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