COVID-19 Critical Care Workflows
This section gathers ideas about how to integrate Connect Care clinical content into workflows that support care of patients with COVID-19 illness in critical care settings. Please see the COVID-19 Workflows page for information tasks common to all care contexts, together with links to pages addressing specific care contexts.
Selecting Clinical Services
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 illness are, as possible, admitted to COVID services and locations, which may be shared by more than one clinical service (e.g., General Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine). Patients with suspected or resolved COVID-19 are typically admitted to an inpatient service befitting their primary hospital problem, but may, due to pandemic pressures, need to be admitted to an alternate specialty. It is important to confirm and enter the correct clinical service in an admission order.
Changes to COVID-19 results and illness in hospital can lead to an intra-facility transfer between services. Sometimes the receiving service does not get updated in a patient's encounter record, necessitating corrective action in order for inpatient census reports to remain accurate.