Welcome to the Ohio State COVID-19 Resources site, which provides our employees remote access to important COVID information and updates when you cannot immediately access our intranet. The documents are provided for educational and informational purposes only and do not constitute providing medical advice or professional services. All information is meant for use by health care workers.

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What faculty and staff need to do

Know what to do if you have symptoms or exposure to COVID-19

Read daily operations update

Re-sterilize your N95 Mask

Take your temperature every day and enter it here

View Employee FAQ

Wear Isolation Mask (4/28/20)

Patient Care

Inpatient & Outpatient Clinical Care

Key Resources

Aerosol Generating Procedures for Suspected / Confirmed COVID-19 Patients Guidance (05/11/20) 

Anticoagulation Management, VTE Prophylaxis and Treatment (5/29/20) 

Antimicrobial Treatment Guidelines (5/29/20)

Clinical Trials Workflow (5/27/20)  

Convalescent Plasma (5/29/20)

Convalescent Plasma Standard Operating Procedure (5/29/20) 

Infection Prevention Overview (Quick Facts) (6/2/20)

Evaluation and Management, Inpatient (05/8/20)

Evaluation and Testing, Outpatient (5/20/20) 

Isolation Initiation and Discontinuation, Inpatient (04/27/20)

Isolation Initiation and Discontinuation, Outpatient (04/03/20)

Laboratory Testing and Specimen Collection (5/29/20)  

Palliative Care Resources (Internal Access)

Critical Care

Airway Management in Suspected and Confirmed COVID-19 Patients (04/21/20)

Critically Ill Adult Patient Management (05/8/20)

Quick Reference Guide for the Management of Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 (5/27/20)

Shock, Evaluation and Management (4/17/20)

Obstetrics

Cesarean Section Algorithm (04/07/20)

Inpatient Pregnancy Guidelines (4/21/20)

Post-partum Well Baby Care (4/9/20)

Vaginal Delivery Algorithm (04/07/20) 

Populations at Risk

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Evaluations and Management (05/8/20)

Cardiovascular Disease, Evaluation and Management (5/29/20)

Diabetes: Hyperglycemia Management (4/27/20)

Oncology Patients: Aging Adults and COVID-19 (5/27/20)

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (4/23/20)

Processes Adapted for COVID-19

Anticoagulation Management Drive-up Service (Internal Access) (4/17/20) 

Autopsy Process (4/27/20)

Code Blue Protocol (4/27/20) 

Echocardiography Indications During COVID-19 Surge (03/26/20)

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), Evaluation and Management (4/20/20)

Tracheotomy/Total Laryngectomy Safety Measures (4/30/20)

Informed Consent, Verbal (Internal Access) (04/14/20)

Inmate Management (Internal Access) (4/20/20)

Testing

Antibody Testing Patient Education FAQ (5/22/20)

Nasopharyngeal Swab PCR Specimen Collection Instructional Video (6/1/20)

Nasopharyngeal Dry Swab Specimen Collection Instructional Video (6/1/20)

Oropharyngeal Plus Anterior Nares PCR Swab Specimen Collection Instruction Video (6/1/20)

Oropharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructional Video (6/1/20)

Serology Testing Guidance (5/22/20)

Universal COVID Testing for All Admitted Patients  (6/1/20) 

Universal Testing FAQ (5/29/20)

Universal Testing: Specimen Collection  (5/29/20) 

Tools & Tipsheets

Discharge Checklist (4/29/20)

Discharge Instructions (04/29/20)

IHIS Tip Sheets (Internal Access)

Infection Isolation Tip Sheet (Internal Access) (5/5/20) 

Script: Informing a patient that they’ve had contact with a COVID+ employee (5/1/20) 

Social Transmission Tipsheet (5/22/20)

Transplant

Living Donor Algorithm (05/22/20)

Deceased Donor Solid Organ Algorithm (04/09/20)

Decease Donor Testing Operational Plan (04/14/20)

Heart Transplantation (4/17/20)

Patient Handouts / Resources

Care Instructions Following Testing (5/11/20) 

CDC Fact Sheet on COVID-19

CDC: 10 things you can do to manage your symptoms at home

Chaplaincy Services (4/16/20)

COVID-19: What you need to know (03/27/20)

Diabetes: Dexcom CGM Education for Inpatients (4/27/20)

Discharge Instructions (04/29/20)

Exercises to Recover (5/11/20)

How to Wear a Face Mask (4/17/20)

Patient Email (04/20/20)

Patient Email (5/15/20) 

Patient Welcome Letter (4/17/20)

Multilingual Resources About COVID-19

Scheduled Video Visits

Telehealth overview

Telehealth immediate care

View our public-facing visitor policy

Visitor Screening Questions (5/8/20)

Patient Care

Inpatient Clinical Care

Anticoagulation Management, VTE Prophylaxis and Treatment (4/24/20) 

Antimicrobial Treatment Guidelines (4/23/20)

Autopsy Process (4/27/20)

Cardiac: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Evaluations and Management (4/17/20)

Cardiac: Cardiovascular Disease, Evaluation and Management (4/17/20)

Cardiac: Echocardiography Indications During COVID-19 Surge (03/26/20)

Cardiac: ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), Evaluation and Management (4/20/20)

Critical Care: Airway Management in Suspected and Confirmed COVID-19 Patients (04/21/20)

Critical Care: Management of the Critically Ill Adult Patient (04/08/20)

Critical Care: Shock, Evaluation and Management (4/17/20)

Diabetes: Hyperglycemia Management (4/27/20)

Discharge Checklist (4/20/20)

Discharge Instructions (04/03/20)

ENT: Tracheotomy/Total Laryngectomy Safety Measures (4/23/20)

Hematology: Anticoagulation Management Drive-up Service (Internal Access) (4/17/20)

IHIS Tip Sheets (Internal Access)

Infection Prevention Overview (Quick Facts) (04/21/20)

Informed Consent in Suspected/Confirmed COVID019 Patient (Internal Access) (04/14/20)

Inmate Isolation During COVID-19 (Internal Access) (4/20/20)

Inpatient Evaluation and Management Guidelines (04/24/20)

Isolation Precautions Inpatient (04/27/20)

Laboratory Testing and Specimen Collection (04/24/20)

Obstetrics: Cesarean Section Algorithm (04/07/20)

Obstetrics: Inpatient Pregnancy Guidelines (4/21/20)

Obstetrics: Post-partum Well Baby Care (4/9/20)

Obstetrics: Vaginal Delivery Algorithm (04/07/20)

Palliative Care Resources (Internal Access)

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (4/23/20)

Transplant: Living Donor Algorithm (04/09/20)

Transplant: Deceased Donor Solid Organ Algorithm (04/09/20)

Transplant: Decease Donor Testing Operational Plan (04/14/20)

Transplant: Heart Transplantation (4/17/20)

Universal Pre-Op Testing Protocol (4/22/20)

 

Outpatient Clinical Care

Antimicrobial Treatment Guidelines (4/23/20)

IHIS Tip Sheets (Internal Access)

Imaging for Positive, Rule Out or Quarantined Patients (4/22/20)

Isolation Precautions Outpatient (04/03/20)

Laboratory Testing and Specimen Collection (04/24/20)

Multidisciplinary Immediate Care Clinic for COVID-19 (Internal Access) (04/09/20)

Outpatient Evaluation and Management (04/24/20)

Multidisciplinary Immediate Care Clinic FAQ for COVID-19 (Internal Access) (04/09/20)

Palliative Care (Internal Access)

 

Nursing

Cleaning Rooms (4/15/20) 

Diabetes: Dexcom CGM Education for Inpatients (4/27/20

Surgical, Procedural and Ambulatory Updates

Workflows and Protocols

Ambulatory Clinic Recovery Phasing Plan (Internal Access) (5/12/20): 

Ambulatory Recovery Operational Plan Template (Internal Access) (5/12/20)

Cleaning and Disinfection Guide for Ambulatory Locations (Internal Access) (5/21/20)

Outpatient Clinic Guidelines (Internal Access) (5/27/20)

Patient Re-Contact Workflow (Internal Access) (5/3/20)

Perioperative N95 Donning Protocol (4/21/20)

Return to Office-Based Procedures  (Internal Access) (5/2/20)

Scheduling Guidelines (Internal Access) (5/4/20)

 

Testing

Preoperative Outpatient with Positive COVID Testing Protocol (05/8/20)

Pre-Surgical/Pre-Procedural COVID-19 Testing  (Internal Access) (6/1/20)

Universal Pre-Op Testing Protocol (4/29/20)

 

Return to Surgery Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (5/3/20)

Informed Consent (Internal Access)  (5/13/20)

Return to Responsible Surgeries and Procedures (Ohio Hospital Association) (4/24/20)

Scheduling for Return to Surgery (Internal Access) (4/30/20)

 

Suspension of Activities During COVID-19

Criteria for Scheduling Non-Elective Surgeries and Procedures (3/25/20)

Deferrable Imaging Recommendations (3/24/20)

Patient Triage in Ambulatory Rehab Guidelines (Internal Access) (3/23/20) 

Scheduled Postpartum Tubal Ligation Guidance (4/14/20)

Supply Updates

All Supply Chain Updates (Internal Access) 

Disinfectant Usage Chart (Internal Access) (5/11/20)

Isolation Gowns (Internal Access)

Ordering PPE (Internal Access)

Potential suppliers (Internal Access) (3/26/20) 

Scrub Information (Internal Access) (3/30/30)

 

 
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Other updates and resources for employees

Other updates and resources for employees

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