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The calm before the storm: utilizing in situ simulation to evaluate for preparedness of an alternative care hospital during COVID-19 pandemic.

Petrone G, Brown L, Binder W, et al. The calm before the storm: utilizing in situ simulation to evaluate for preparedness of an alternative care hospital during COVID-19 pandemic. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. Epub 2021 Mar 26. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2021.80.

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June 2, 2021
Petrone G, Brown L, Binder W, et al. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2022;16(5):1780-1784.

As COVID-19 infections surged worldwide, many states set up alternative care hospitals (ACH), or field hospitals. Prior to opening a Rhode Island ACH, four multi-disciplinary in situ simulation scenarios were run to perform system testing. This in situ simulation was successful in identifying patient safety concerns, resulting in equipment modification and protocol changes.

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Petrone G, Brown L, Binder W, et al. The calm before the storm: utilizing in situ simulation to evaluate for preparedness of an alternative care hospital during COVID-19 pandemic. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. Epub 2021 Mar 26. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2021.80.

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