In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei, China to be a Public Health Emergency of international concern and by March 2020 the WHO declared this a pandemic. In India, the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed on 30th January 2020. With cases rising steadily in various states, IMA-GOA has designed several courses consisting of videos, lectures, webinars, power point slides and guidelines for its members that have been curated from government bodies or other credible organizations.
This course is designed for hospital administrators and management to so they can provide timely support to their organization in the fight to control spread of COVID-19.
Chapter 1: Introduction to COVID-19
Unit 1: (Video, 65 mins): COVID 19- Epidemiology and diagnosis: This online webinar (almost 65 minutes) was conducted and recorded by AIIMS on 27 March 2020. Dr Vijay Hadda, Associate Professor of Department of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, presented about the epidemiology and diagnosis of COVID-19 along with Dr Saurabh Mittal who explained practices of Infection Prevention Control (IPC) measures.
Unit 2: Advisory for hospital and clinics: This document gives information to hospital administrators for management of suspected coronavirus patient (NCDC).
Unit 3: Advisory for hospitals and medical institutions: This document is provided by MoHFW which gives recommendations to be prepared for any possible influx of patients on account of COVID-19
Chapter 2: Guidelines for infection prevention and control (IPC)
Unit 1: PDF Document: This document is provided by NCDC, gives standard recommendations to prevent spread of infection which include standard precaution, contact precaution and respiratory precaution.
Unit 2: Recorded webinar by AIIMS: This webinar was recorded on 30th March 2020. The webinar gives detail explanation about how the health care professional should prepare themself before examining the COVID-19 patient and how and where to dispose the mask, after examining the COVID-19 patients.
Chapter 3: Clinical management: Practical manual to set up and manage a SARI treatment centre and a SARI screening facility in health care facilities: This document is provided by WHO that provides recommendations, technical guidance, standards and minimum requirements for setting up and operating severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) treatment centres.
Chapter 4: Advisory for human resource management of COVID-19: Document provided by MoHFW which provides guidance to the state on the human resource that can be mobilized for COVID-19 management along with possible role assignments and their training requirements.
Chapter 5: Reporting of COVID-19 patients: Guidelines for notifying COVID-19 affected persons by private institutions given by MoHFW
Chapter 6: Screening (provided by NCDC)
Unit 1: Guidelines for screening centre
Unit 2: SOP on specimen collection, packaging and transport in ARD: The document provides detailed information about collecting the sample of COVID-19 patient and about its packaging and transportation.
Unit 3: Specimen collection proforma: Proforma to be filled for collecting samples of positive or suspected COVID-19 patient
Chapter 7: Isolation and quarantine (provided by NCDC)
Unit 1: Isolation facility set up: This booklet gives complete information about how to prepare the isolation wards, and the precautions to be adapted while wearing and removing personal protective equipment
Unit 2: Guidelines for disinfection of quarantine facility of COVID-19: This document provides detailed guidelines about the disinfection facility of coronavirus patient
Unit 3: Guidelines for quarantine of patient: This document provides detailed information about procedures required to be adapted for preparing quarantine facilities, like preparing infrastructure, medical facility etc.
Chapter 8: Waste disposal of COVID-19 patient: This document is from NCDC which provides detailed guidelines for handling, treatment, and disposal of waste generated during treatment/diagnosing/quarantine of COVID-19 patient
Chapter 9: Discharge policy: This document provides policy guidelines which describes about the discharge policy of suspected and positive COVID-19 patient
Chapter 10: Dead body management: This document provides the detailed explanation about the standard precautions which needs to be followed while handling dead body of COVID-19 patient, which includes infection and prevention control practice, removal of body from isolation area, handling of body in mortuary, autopsies, crematorium or burial etc
Chapter 11: Case management: Operational considerations for case management of COVID-19 in health facility and community by WHO.
Chapter 12: Logistics management (provided by WHO)
Unit 1: Operational guidance for maintaining essential health services during an outbreak
Unit 2: Operational support & logistics disease commodity packages
Unit 3: Maintaining a safe and adequate blood supply during the pandemic outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Chapter 13: Mock drill: This document is provided by MoHFW for emergency response to handle COVID-19 cases in government hospitals
Chapter 14: Personal protective equipment: Video by MoHFW on appropriate PPE used in different areas of hospital.