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UW Medicine COVID-19 Resource Site

Welcome to the UW Medicine COVID-19 Public Site. The clinical and administrative teams throughout our system (Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center-Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics and Airlift Northwest) and partners Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have developed policies and protocols in response to the outbreak in Western Washington. Most of these documents have been written since Monday, February 24th 2020 and are undergoing frequent revisions as the COVID-19 situation evolves. When using the documents, we caution you to be mindful of the date the document was produced and to check that against current knowledge and evolving clinical standards.

Since the outbreak began, our colleagues, locally and nationally, have been reaching out to us for assistance as they start to see cases. We hope that by sharing our work, we can assist your teams and facilities to move more quickly and to spend more time responding and less time typing.

This is a "rough" draft of what we hope will be much more to come. Our vision is to continue to add the many more protocols and flow diagrams we have ranging from the Airlift Northwest team to our exposure protocol. We hope to add a discussion board and maybe even the ability for others to upload their documents (ex. from the LTCF community).

Please feel free to contact us with questions and recommendations at .

This site is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice or professional services. All information is meant for use by healthcare workers and not the general public. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. No physician-patient relationship is created by this web site or its use. Neither the University nor its employees, nor any contributor to this web site, makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided herein or to its use.

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collapse Section : 01 - Patient Care Protocols & Algorithms ‎(19)
00 - COVID-19 Treatment - University of Washington  --  IDEA Program.aspx00 - COVID-19 Treatment - University of Washington -- IDEA Program
01a - Testing Criteria.pdf01a - Testing Criteria8/20/2020
01b UW Medicine Testing Approach.pdf01b UW Medicine Testing Approach9/17/2020
01c - Sample Collection for COVID19 Testing_Nasopharyngeal.pdf01c - Sample Collection for COVID19 Testing_Nasopharyngeal3/8/2020
01d - COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Guidelines.pdf01d - COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Guidelines4/15/2021
01e List of Aerosol Generating Procedures.pdf01e List of Aerosol Generating Procedures9/18/2020
02 - PPE Recommendations Schematic.pdf02 - PPE Recommendations Schematic7/24/2020
03 - Ambulatory Settings - Workflow.pdf03 - Ambulatory Settings - Workflow5/18/2020
03a - RN Phone Triage.pdf03a - RN Phone Triage5/26/2020
04 - Immunosuppressed Testing and PPE Guidance.pdf04 - Immunosuppressed Testing and PPE Guidance8/7/2020
05 - Return to Ambulatory Care and Repeat Testing.pdf05 - Return to Ambulatory Care and Repeat Testing9/11/2020
08 - UW ID Treatment Guidelines for SARS-CoV-2.pdf08 - UW ID Treatment Guidelines for SARS-CoV-29/9/2021
08a Tocilizumab shortage - information for practitioners.pdf08a Tocilizumab shortage - information for practitioners8/25/2021
09a - ED Risk Assessment for COVID-19.pdf09a - ED Risk Assessment for COVID-1911/9/2020
09b - ED and ICU COVID-19 Web Based Guide.aspx09b - ED and ICU COVID-19 Web Based Guide3/18/2020
09c - COVID-19 ICU Care Guidelines.pdf09c - COVID-19 ICU Care Guidelines4/19/2021
10a - Anesthetic and Airway Care of KNOWN - SUSPECTED COVID-19 patients.pdf10a - Anesthetic and Airway Care of KNOWN - SUSPECTED COVID-19 patients3/18/2020
10b - Anesthetic and Airway Care of ASYMPTOMATIC and UNKNOWN COVID-19 Status Patients.pdf10b - Anesthetic and Airway Care of ASYMPTOMATIC and UNKNOWN COVID-19 Status Patients8/14/2020
High-Flow Nasal Cannula in the Management of Patients with COVID-19.pdfHigh-Flow Nasal Cannula in the Management of Patients with COVID-1912/17/2020
collapse Section : 02 - Other Inpatient Clinical Guidance ‎(4)
Folder: Critical Care Training for Non-Critical Care-Trained ProvidersCritical Care Training for Non-Critical Care-Trained Providers
Folder: Other Inpatient Clinical GuidanceOther Inpatient Clinical Guidance
Ophthalmology - Inpatient and ED Consult Guidelines for COVID-19 11-19-2020.pdfOphthalmology - Inpatient and ED Consult Guidelines for COVID-19 11-19-202011/19/2020
Physical examination of known or suspected COVID-19 positive patients 03_26_2020.pdfPhysical examination of known or suspected COVID-19 positive patients 03_26_20203/26/2020
collapse Section : 03 - Neonatal Care Protocols ‎(7)
01 - COVID-19 Delivery Logistics and Infant Care in NICU.pdf01 - COVID-19 Delivery Logistics and Infant Care in NICU11/23/2020
02 - Infant Care Guidelines for COVID-19 Pandemic.pdf02 - Infant Care Guidelines for COVID-19 Pandemic11/23/2020
03 - Performing Sterile Procedures on Neonate with COVID.pdf03 - Performing Sterile Procedures on Neonate with COVID11/23/2020
04 - COVID-19 Breast milk handling and transportation.pdf04 - COVID-19 Breast milk handling and transportation11/23/2020
05- Breast Milk Handling Instructions for Parents UWMC Montlake.pdf05- Breast Milk Handling Instructions for Parents UWMC Montlake11/23/2020
06 - UWMC Newborn and NICU Visitation Policy during COVID-19 Pandemic.pdf06 - UWMC Newborn and NICU Visitation Policy during COVID-19 Pandemic11/19/2020
07 - Newborn Nursery COVID-19 Talking Points.pdf07 - Newborn Nursery COVID-19 Talking Points8/3/2020
collapse Section : 04 - Obstetrics, Labor and Delivery Protocols ‎(6)
01a - COVID19 Surveillance Testing Guidelines for Labor and Delivery.pdf01a - COVID19 Surveillance Testing Guidelines for Labor and Delivery6/17/2020
01b - Labor and Delivery Outpatient and Universal COVID-19 Testing 4_03_2020.pdf01b - Labor and Delivery Outpatient and Universal COVID-19 Testing 4_03_20204/3/2020
01c - COVID-19 Universal Screening for Labor and Delivery -FAQs 03_30_2020.pdf01c - COVID-19 Universal Screening for Labor and Delivery -FAQs 03_30_20203/30/2020
02 - Labor and Delivery Inpatient COVID-19 Protocol ext 4_3_2020.pdf02 - Labor and Delivery Inpatient COVID-19 Protocol ext 4_3_20204/3/2020
03 - Labor and Delivery OR flow 4_3_2020.pdf03 - Labor and Delivery OR flow 4_3_20204/3/2020
04 - Mother-Baby COVID-19 Discharge Instructions.pdf04 - Mother-Baby COVID-19 Discharge Instructions8/3/2020
  
  
  
collapse Section : 01 – Summary of Evidence & Literature ‎(1)
COVID-19 summary and references.pdfCOVID-19 summary and references6/30/2021
collapse Section : 02 – Personal Protective Equipment ‎(7)
Conservation - Respiratory Care Supplies.pdfConservation - Respiratory Care Supplies11/3/2020
Donning and Doffing PPE in Ambulatory Clinics 4_5_2020.pdfDonning and Doffing PPE in Ambulatory Clinics 4_5_20204/6/2020
Masking Accommodation Policy.pdfMasking Accommodation Policy10/30/2020
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Conservation and Mitigation Plan.pdfPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) Conservation and Mitigation Plan2/9/2021
Required and Extended-Use Masking Policy and FAQ.pdfRequired and Extended-Use Masking Policy and FAQ7/20/2021
Universal Eye Protection during Patient Interaction Policy.pdfUniversal Eye Protection during Patient Interaction Policy7/20/2021
Universal Eye Protection Product Guide with Pictures.pdfUniversal Eye Protection Product Guide with Pictures7/22/2020
collapse Section : 03 – Patient Care ‎(14)
COVID-19 ED Respiratory Combined Plan_Controlled and Emergent Intubation.pdfCOVID-19 ED Respiratory Combined Plan_Controlled and Emergent Intubation8/11/2020
COVID-19 Intubation Cardiac Arrest Pre-entry Checklist.pdfCOVID-19 Intubation Cardiac Arrest Pre-entry Checklist3/18/2020
Discharge from ED Instructions for patients with viral syndrome and-or COVID19.pdfDischarge from ED Instructions for patients with viral syndrome and-or COVID198/3/2020
Discharge home checklist for hospitalized patients with COVID-19.pdfDischarge home checklist for hospitalized patients with COVID-198/3/2020
Discontinuation of precautions for hospitalized patients with previous diagnosis of COVID.pdfDiscontinuation of precautions for hospitalized patients with previous diagnosis of COVID9/10/2020
EVS Room Cleaning protocol for COVID-19.pdfEVS Room Cleaning protocol for COVID-1910/8/2020
Handling COVID Positive Patient Belongings 03_25_20.pdfHandling COVID Positive Patient Belongings 03_25_203/25/2020
Heart Shock Protocol for COVID-19.pdfHeart Shock Protocol for COVID-1912/18/2020
Palliative Care Response Plan.pdfPalliative Care Response Plan3/17/2020
Patient Exposure Policy for COVID-19.pdfPatient Exposure Policy for COVID-198/5/2021
Patient Refusal of COVID 19 Test.pdfPatient Refusal of COVID 19 Test10/29/2020
Pharmacologic Adjuncts for Critical Illness in Suspected COVID-19 031220.pdfPharmacologic Adjuncts for Critical Illness in Suspected COVID-19 0312203/12/2020
Rescheduling Patients_Guidance.pdfRescheduling Patients_Guidance3/11/2020
VV ECMO COVID-19 referral policy.pdfVV ECMO COVID-19 referral policy12/24/2020
collapse Section : 04 – Post-Acute and Long Term Care ‎(4)
LTAC_SNF_Communication for Community Partners.pdfLTAC_SNF_Communication for Community Partners3/9/2020
LTC Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Conservation Policy.pdfLTC Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Conservation Policy3/17/2020
UW COVID-19 PAC-LTC Prevention  Education Response(Delayed Phase).pdfUW COVID-19 PAC-LTC Prevention Education Response(Delayed Phase)3/15/2020
UW COVID-19 PAC-LTC Response.pdfUW COVID-19 PAC-LTC Response3/15/2020
collapse Section : 05 – Operations & Facilities ‎(5)
Medicare Telehealth FAQs 03.17.20.pdfMedicare Telehealth FAQs 03.17.203/17/2020
RN Delegated COVID-19 Test Ordering Protocol.pdfRN Delegated COVID-19 Test Ordering Protocol12/1/2020
Telehealth Code list 03.18.20.xlsxTelehealth Code list 03.18.203/18/2020
Vendor and Delivery Driver Access Policy.pdfVendor and Delivery Driver Access Policy12/8/2020
Visitor restriction policy.pdfVisitor restriction policy1/6/2021
collapse Section : 06 – Staff ‎(12)
COVID19 Returning to Work Following Respiratory Illness Policy.pdfCOVID19 Returning to Work Following Respiratory Illness Policy8/30/2020
Daily Attestation by Staff - no COVID-19 Symptoms.pdfDaily Attestation by Staff - no COVID-19 Symptoms7/11/2020
Guidance for Supervisors about Staff Who Test Positive for COVID-19.pdfGuidance for Supervisors about Staff Who Test Positive for COVID-194/16/2020
Staff Exposure Policy, Protocol, and FAQs for COVID-19.pdfStaff Exposure Policy, Protocol, and FAQs for COVID-194/15/2021
Student Clinical Rotations Policy.pdfStudent Clinical Rotations Policy10/5/2020
Telework and social distancing recommendations_UW Medicine.pdfTelework and social distancing recommendations_UW Medicine3/7/2020
UWM Employee Self-Attestation of no COVID-19 symptoms_031820.pdfUWM Employee Self-Attestation of no COVID-19 symptoms_0318203/18/2020
Vaccination against COVID-19 - Requirements for UW Medicine Personnel.pdfVaccination against COVID-19 - Requirements for UW Medicine Personnel8/6/2021
Valet Parking Infection Prevention Policy.pdfValet Parking Infection Prevention Policy3/16/2020
Volunteer Program Suspension Policy.pdfVolunteer Program Suspension Policy3/16/2020
Work Policy for Staff Who Both Are Asymptomatic and Have Had No Known Unprotected Exposure.pdfWork Policy for Staff Who Both Are Asymptomatic and Have Had No Known Unprotected Exposure3/10/2020
Workplace Education - COVID-19 Basics.pdfWorkplace Education - COVID-19 Basics8/31/2020
collapse Section : 07 – Risk Management & Legal ‎(1)
Patient Adherence to Quarantine and Isolation Orders.pdfPatient Adherence to Quarantine and Isolation Orders4/6/2020
collapse Section : 08 – Other ‎(6)
Autopsy and After Death Services (AADS) - COVID-19 Response.pdfAutopsy and After Death Services (AADS) - COVID-19 Response3/16/2020
Autopsy and After Death Services (AADS) - Morgue_Surge Capacity Plan.pdfAutopsy and After Death Services (AADS) - Morgue_Surge Capacity Plan3/16/2020
Autopsy Recommendations_DOH COVID19.pdfAutopsy Recommendations_DOH COVID193/9/2020
Information Technology COVID-19 Response Guide v12 03_18_2020.pdfInformation Technology COVID-19 Response Guide v12 03_18_20203/18/2020
Responding to COVID-19 -- The UW Medicine IT Svcs Experience.pdfResponding to COVID-19 -- The UW Medicine IT Svcs Experience4/8/2020
Vaccine Distribution - Frequently Asked Questions 12-08-2020.pdfVaccine Distribution - Frequently Asked Questions 12-08-202012/8/2020
  
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