Chapter 3. Coordination and collaboration with interface units

Gavin M. Joynt, Shi Loo, Bruce L. Taylor, Gila Margalit, Michael D. Christian, Christian E Sandrock, Marion Danis, Yuval Leoniv, Charles L. Sprung

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Abstract

Purpose: To provide recommendations and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital preparations for an influenza pandemic or mass disaster with a specific focus on enhancing coordination and collaboration between the ICU and other key stakeholders. Methods: Based on a literature review and expert opinion, a Delphi process was used to define the essential topics including coordination and collaboration. Results: Key recommendations include: (1) establish an Incident Management System with Emergency Executive Control Groups at facility, local, regional/state or national levels to exercise authority and direction over resource use and communications; (2) develop a system of communication, coordination and collaboration between the ICU and key interface departments within the hospital; (3) identify key functions or processes requiring coordination and collaboration, the most important of these being manpower and resources utilization (surge capacity) and re-allocation of personnel, equipment and physical space; (4) develop processes to allow smooth inter-departmental patient transfers; (5) creating systems and guidelines is not sufficient, it is important to: (a) identify the roles and responsibilities of key individuals necessary for the implementation of the guidelines; (b) ensure that these individuals are adequately trained and prepared to perform their roles; (c) ensure adequate equipment to allow key coordination and collaboration activities; (d) ensure an adequate physical environment to allow staff to properly implement guidelines; (6) trigger events for determining a crisis should be defined. Conclusions: Judicious planning and adoption of protocols for coordination and collaboration with interface units are necessary to optimize outcomes during a pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Volume36
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

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Disasters
Human Influenza
Emergencies
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Keywords

  • Coordination and collaboration
  • Disaster
  • H1N1
  • Hospital
  • Influenza epidemic
  • Intensive care unit
  • Pandemic
  • Recommendations
  • Standard operating procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Joynt, G. M., Loo, S., Taylor, B. L., Margalit, G., Christian, M. D., Sandrock, C. E., ... Sprung, C. L. (2010). Chapter 3. Coordination and collaboration with interface units. Intensive Care Medicine, 36(SUPPL. 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-010-1762-3

Chapter 3. Coordination and collaboration with interface units. / Joynt, Gavin M.; Loo, Shi; Taylor, Bruce L.; Margalit, Gila; Christian, Michael D.; Sandrock, Christian E; Danis, Marion; Leoniv, Yuval; Sprung, Charles L.

In: Intensive Care Medicine, Vol. 36, No. SUPPL. 1, 04.2010.

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Joynt, GM, Loo, S, Taylor, BL, Margalit, G, Christian, MD, Sandrock, CE, Danis, M, Leoniv, Y & Sprung, CL 2010, 'Chapter 3. Coordination and collaboration with interface units', Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 36, no. SUPPL. 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-010-1762-3
Joynt, Gavin M. ; Loo, Shi ; Taylor, Bruce L. ; Margalit, Gila ; Christian, Michael D. ; Sandrock, Christian E ; Danis, Marion ; Leoniv, Yuval ; Sprung, Charles L. / Chapter 3. Coordination and collaboration with interface units. In: Intensive Care Medicine. 2010 ; Vol. 36, No. SUPPL. 1.
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