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March 23, 2020

Weekly review: The 12 COVID-19 situations hospital leaders should prepare for now

Daily Briefing

    Why soap is (still) the best defense against the coronavirus (Monday, March 16)
    The best way to protect against the coronavirus is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. One chemistry professor explains why this household staple is the most effective way to kill the virus.

    The 12 COVID-19 situations hospital leaders should prepare for now (Tuesday, March 17)
    As hospital leaders implement their emergency response plans to the novel coronavirus, it's vital to consider worst case scenarios: How do you respond to staffing and supply shortages? How do you coordinate with other providers in your area? To help leaders pressure test their preparedness planning efforts, we created a community outbreak scenario planning guide.

    Are all your meetings suddenly virtual? Here are 6 ways to make them effective. (Wednesday, March 18)
    In the face of the new coronavirus epidemic, clinical leaders across the country are finding themselves facing a myriad of new challenges, including remote work. Advisory Board's Taylor Hurst offers six tips clinical leaders can use to make the shift to remote meetings.

    'Any half-measure approach won't work': The urgent, painful need for social distancing (Thursday, March 19) Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and executive director at Ariadne Labs, recently published a widely shared piece emphasizing the importance of social distancing, "Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day." Bitton spoke with Advisory Board's Steven Berkow about social distancing and how health care leaders should be responding.

    One email every clinician should send 1,000 times in the next 24 hours (Friday, March 20)
    Nurses, physicians, and other clinicians consistently top the list of most trusted professionals in America. In this latest piece, Advisory Board's Steven Berkow writes that now is the time for clinicians to use this well-earned trust to deliver uncompromising direction on social distancing that every American must take to heart immediately.

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