We're compiling and posting documents useful to New Mexico hospital leadership and staff. We've categorized materials from recent member conference calls and e-mail alerts by subject matter, and then into two categories:
1. Official/approved guidance is identified by issuing entity and release date.
2. Sample documents are presented as examples only and no endorsement or official position is implied.
The State has a support line specifically for healthcare workers. It's available 24/7 to connect the hospital community to a professional counselor. Reasons to call 855-507-5509:
FEMA: The Healthcare Resilience Task Force has created a COVID-19 Hospital Resource Package as a comprehensive resource offering guidance on common crisis challenges (15 April, 2020)
CMS: This Virtual Toolkit on COVID-19 includes all CMS partner resources, like podcasts and stakeholder calls (15 April, 2020)
CDC: Comprehensive Hospital Preparedness Checklist for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (25 March, 2019)
NM DOH: New Mexico COVID-19 Guide to Managing Facilities (23 March, 2020)
NM DOH published an overview document providing guidance on Policies for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in New Mexico, for members of the public, health care providers and employers (28, August 2020)
CMS now requires hospitals to report COVID-19 data to HHS in order to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs (25 August, 2020).
HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response: Compiled guidance and resources for hospitals. (July 2020).
UPDATED Status Report Hospital Financial Impact and Relief Funding
Related to COVID-19 Pandemic (15 July, 2020)
NM DOH: Housing assistance is available for workers and patients who need to isolate away from home, including homeless folks who need safety. Read about Emergency Support Function #6
We're tracking financial mechanisms that may help hospitals: relief funding resource page
Hospital Services Corporation COVID-19 Resources
HSC, NMHA's for-profit counterpart, is open for business and providing services that are critical to hospitals--now more than ever. From rapid-response staffing to emergency licensure and privileges, We're here to help. Read more.
Lovelace Health System New Mexico Resources
On April 16, NMHA coordinated a webinar with member colleagues from Lovelace who have shared these helpful documents on PPE, supplies and planning:
Crisis Standards of Care (CSC)
Guidance of the State of New Mexico Medical Advisory Team (MAT)
Find all MAT resources: https://cv.nmhealth.org/clinicians/medical-advisory-team/resources/
Medically Necessary Healthcare, Scheduled/Elective Surgery
Medically Necessary Healthcare, Scheduled/Elective Surgery, Continued...
Covid-safe Kids: Back-to-School Posters
NMHA has partnered with our friends at the Missouri Hospital Association to provide a little inspiration to New Mexico’s students: superheroes in the fight against covid-19. Whether we learn remotely, by hybrid model or in-person—we all have the power to evade (by social distancing!), destroy (by washing hands!) and defend against (mask up!) the virus. We’re providing child-friendly, comic book style posters to promote covid-safe practices and empower our kids—in English and Spanish. Download them now.
University of Washington Medicine Resource Site
Since February, clinical and administrative teams throughout the UW System (Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center-Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics and Airlift Northwest) and partners Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have developed policies and protocols in response to the outbreak in Western Washington. This link is provided as an additional resource for information and sample documents.
Medication/Medical Devices (see also, PPE/Supplies)
PPE/Supplies (see also, Medication/Medical Devices)
NM DOH HAN: Guidance for the Development of a Policy Prohibiting the Use of Makeup and Other Contaminants by Employees of Organizations Utilizing the Battelle Decontamination System for Authorized N-95 Masks (14 July, 2020). Also see Battelle's Guide for Identifying FDA EUA Authorized N95 Respirators for Battelle CCDS™ Processing (Updated 10 July, 2020) and system infographic (28 April, 2020, below).
FDA: Revised policy on types of respirators that can be decontaminated for reuse, due to varying design-and performance results of Chinese-manufactured respirators (7 June, 2020)
NM DOH: New Mexico Approves Battelle Critical Care Decontamination Systems (CCDS) for PPE and opens site at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Read more and view the product presentation and infographic from Battelle (28 April, 2020)
NM DOH: DOH Requires Reporting Compliance from Hospitals and Emergency Managers to Maintain Eligibility to Receive PPE from the State and Validates the Process to Request PPE Resources (24 April, 2020)
Emergency Supply Sourcing & PPE Request Process (29 April , 2020)
AHA: The American Hospital Association has vetted several organizations with capacity to help partner with hospitals who need expanded healthcare workforce as rates rise again (20 July, 2020)