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UPDATED: COVID-19 Response: MCW & Department of Anesthesiology

In conjunction with the Interpretation of HR Policies
In effect March 24, 2020 through May 1, 2020. We continue to evaluate as situation progresses. We understand these are extraordinary times and everyone will be caring for patients in ways they had never anticipated. Policies to guide us are continuously updated on InfoScope and I encourage you to look there on a regular basis. Employee safety and reducing transmission of the virus is our top priority.

Surgery Cases & Intubation

PPE & Blood

Protocol for Calling in Sick

Quarantine Procedures

Quarantine in the case of Workplace Exposure:

Workspace, Mask Fitting & Training

Travel

Vacation Time

Conference/Meeting Time

Child Care

 

I appreciate each and every one of you and understand that this is a trying time. As we navigate the developing situation with COVID-19, every one of you is considered essential personnel and everyone will be asked to provide patient care. Please prepare for an “All Hands on Deck” approach to the coming days; accordingly:

When we are back to business as usual, expect that OR volume will gear up with extended hours during the week and both weekend days.

To assist you in addressing patient questions and concerns, review the new AMA guide which has been curated by the CDC, JAMA, and the WHO: https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2020-03/physicians-guide-covid-19.pdf

This is the link for APSF guidelines for patient management: https://www.apsf.org/news-updates/perioperative-considerations-for-the-2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

The latest information is available through InfoScope at: https://infoscope.mcw.edu/NewsCenter/MCWNews/Froedtert-Health-COVID-19-Information-Update—March-24-2020.htm

Please stay well and take care of each other.

With thanks,

Cynthia A. Lien, M.D.
John P. Kampine Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: (414) 805-8703