COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Children’s hospitals and health systems have responded to COVID-19 surges within their communities and are now reengaging in care to continue to meet the health care needs of children. Children’s Hospital Association continues to monitor the situation and work with member hospitals to share information, experiences and best practices for children.

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Featured Resources

CHA Guidance
Guidance for Pediatric Patient Care Reengagement May 1, 2020

Federal guidance informs a roadmap to a health care reengagement based on sentinel indicators around COVID-19 incidence and the presence of protective measures across care delivery settings.

Resources

Newsletter
Washington Update - September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020

Advocate for critical COVID-19 steps for kids and explore other important resources.

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
September 25, 2020

This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.

Analysis or Summary
CY 2021 PFS Proposed Rule - Draft Comment Letter
September 25, 2020

We drafted comments to CMS on the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

Analysis or Summary
Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
September 25, 2020

This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.

Announcement or News
Stronger Together: Children’s Hospitals During COVID-19
September 23, 2020

CHA is launching Stronger Together: Children’s Hospitals During COVID-19, a special photo series to capture the effect this had on children’s hospitals.

Article
Health Care Providers Show Smiles Behind Their Masks
September 22, 2020

Children’s hospital develops fun, novel way for masked staffers to share their smiles with patients and families.

Newsletter
Washington Update - September 18, 2020
September 18, 2020

Advocate for critical COVID-19 steps for kids and explore other important resources.

Reference Material
Visitor Management
September 17, 2020

Recommendations from Children's Hospital New Orleans on managing visitors during the pandemic.

Reference Material
Viral Respiratory Precautions
September 17, 2020

Seattle Children's shared its precautions for RSV and parainfluenza, which apply to COVID-19 as well.

Reference Material
Urgent OR Cases
September 17, 2020

Guidance from Children's Hospital Colorado on determining which OR cases are urgent during the pandemic.

Reference Material
Telephone Triage Protocols
September 17, 2020

New protocols from Children's Hospital Colorado for triaging questions related to COVID-19.

Reference Material
Peer Support Resources
September 17, 2020

Children's Minnesota shares an example of peer support materials for staff.

Reference Material
Staff Self Monitoring Guidelines
September 17, 2020

A symptom tracker and outline for monitoring staff health.

Reference Material
Staff Mental Health Resources
September 17, 2020

A list of third-party mental health resources for children's hospital teams.

Reference Material
Staff Health and Wellbeing Flyer
September 17, 2020

A checklist and wellness resource guide for children's hospital employees during the pandemic.

Reference Material
Specimen Collection and Test Ordering PowerPoint
September 17, 2020

A guide for testing for COVID-19 properly.

Reference Material
Social Media Toolkit Accessing Hospital Services During COVID19
September 11, 2020

A guide for a social media campaign to increase public awareness in seeking care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reference Material
Yale New Haven COVID19 Screening Process
September 11, 2020

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital's process for screening patients for COVID-19 in a tent outside the facility.

Reference Material
SSM Health COVID19 Screening Process
September 11, 2020

How SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is screening patients for COVID-19 in the tent prior to permitting access to the hospital.

Reference Material
Safe Surgery Radio Clip
September 11, 2020

Listen to an audio clip from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago promoting safe surgeries.

Newsletter
Washington Update - September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020

Advocate for critical COVID-19 steps for kids and explore other important resources.

Reference Material
Response to Shortages of Garb and PPE for Sterile Compounding
September 10, 2020

Strategies from the USP Compounding Expert Committee for conserving PPE amid a shortage.

Reference Material
Resource Accounting Record
September 10, 2020

A helpful tool for Hospital Incident Management Teams to track resource requests, distribution, return and condition of equipment.

Reference Material
Staffing Recommendations for Psychiatry
September 10, 2020

Surge planning recommendations for psychiatry departments and clinics from Seattle Children's.

Reference Material
Process Flow for Deliveries to Infected Mothers
September 10, 2020

What to do when a new mother is confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19.