MEDIC Supporting the COVID-19 Response Across Michigan

MEDIC recognizes that we are all working in an unprecedented moment in healthcare. We want to be helpful to all of you as you manage your respective EDs and adjust your operations in what are often uncertain and ever changing conditions.

MEDIC will be hosting a series of Town Hall Conference Calls to provide a forum for EDs across our state to share challenges and successes so we can learn from each other and to leave this meeting with ideas and strategies useful to your local COVID-19 work.

Please use the survey accessible via this link to provide your input about topics you would like to hear discussed in our upcoming Town Halls.

MEDIC COVID-19 Infographics & Resources

Download Just Being You Is What I Need – a letter template from a frontline ED provider to worried family members, intended to help guide tough conversations with loved ones about stresses and fears related to COVID-19.
Download Conserving PPE in the ED Infographic

MEDIC Statewide Town Hall Teleconferences

4.1.2020 – Town Hall #4 – Supporting ED Workforce Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Michigan

Supporting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of frontline ED team members is critical to the outcome of this pandemic. This virtual town hall features ED team members from sites across Michigan sharing what they, their colleagues, departments, hospitals, and communities are doing to help ensure that those who care for the community’s health are cared for in return.

Downloadable PDF of 4.1.2020 Town Hall Notes

3.26.2020 – Town Hall #3 – Special Considerations for Pediatrics and COVID-19

During the third MEDIC virtual town hall, 30+ attendees representing ~19 different EDs, hospitals, and health systems met to discuss some special considerations for ED providers caring for the pediatric population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key topics discussed included criteria for testing children for COVID-19, PPE standards for pediatric patients, visitor policies, and management of treatments considered to be aerosolizing.

Downloadable PDF of 3.26.2020 Town Hall Notes

3.24.2020 – Town Hall #2 – Innovative and Practical Ways to Conserve PPE

30+ participants from 12+ EDs across Michigan came together virtually on 3.24.2020 for the second town hall in the MEDIC COVID-19 town hall series. Participants discussed their level of concern regarding supply of personal protection equipment (PPE) in the ED, and shared innovative and practical approaches their EDs and health systems are taking to conserving PPE while staying safe in the ED.

Downloadable PDF of 3.24.2020 Town Hall Notes

3.19.2020 – Town Hall #1

On 3.19.2020 the MEDIC Coordinating Center hosted the first in a series of virtual town halls focused on the current state of ED operations vis-a-vis COVID-19 throughout our MEDIC community of EDs and hospital systems across the state of Michigan. Participants included physicians and nurses actively caring for patients in the ED, hospital administrators, and quality improvement staff who are being redeployed to support other areas of clinical care during this time. Participants shared live updates on their facility approaches to patient care and ED operations.

Downloadable PDF of 3.19.2020 Town Hall Notes