Our mission at Inspirien is to ‘be a remarkable partner for whatever risk lies ahead’ – but we never imagined a time like this.  We’re all working remote, and although things have changed, we’re still just a phone call away from our hospitals.  Yes, our lives for now have changed, but we, like many people across the world, are adjusting to our new norm and finding ways to make a difference.  That’s what we want to do for you – we’ve struggled with sending information out – we don’t want to send things out too often because we know you don’t have time to read them, but we do want to make sure you know we’re still here for you and we do want to provide you with quality, effective and timely information.

We’ve compiled a list of reputable resources and have tried to make this list as user friendly as possible.  Many of these you’re already aware of, but if there’s one question or topic covered here that you don’t already have quick access to, then we’ll be doing our part with giving you the tools you need to provide the effective, quality, safe patient care that we know you provide every day.  We hope you find this useful and that if this doesn’t cover your specific question that you’ll let us know so we can be that partner who seeks to help you find the answers you need.

Resource Topics covered
ADPH
www.alabamapublichealth.gov
Alabama Board of Nursing www.abn.alabama.gov
  • Nursing roles in disaster or emergency circumstances – ABN Administrative Code §610-X-4.16
  • Licensure issues §610-X-4.19ER
AlaHA
www.alaha.org
  • Daily ‘News Recaps from AlaHA’ – if you’re not subscribed to this, email prdept@alaha.org to request this daily update of current information
AHA
www.aha.org
  • Strategic National Stockpile – sns.ops@cdc.gov
  • Environmental Services – Association for the Health Care Environment’s [AHE] Covid-19 advisory
ASHRM
www.ashrm.org
  • ASHRM Exchange has daily updates -choose COVID-19 on scrolling topics on front page
Government Benefits
www.benefits.gov
  • Provides links to Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources
  • Find federal benefits you may be eligible for in the U.S.
CDC
www.cdc.org
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
www.coronavirus.gov
  • Provides updates on Coronavirus cases in the U.S.
  • Provides specific resources for:
    • Travelers
    • Households
    • Pregnant Women and Children
    • People who are sick
    • Small business owners
    • Businesses
    • Schools
    • Healthcare Professionals
    • Health Departments
    • Laboratories
ECRI
www.ecri.org
  • https://www.ecri.org/coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-preparedness-center
  • This site includes:
    • Preparation and patient handling checklists
    • Equipment and alternative supplier lists
    • Patient care equipment evaluations, including portable ventilators
    • Recommendations for infection control
    • Links to external organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization
IHI
www.ihi.org
  • http://www.ihi.org/Topics/COVID-19
  • Resources include links to sites for the following areas
    • Links specific to COVID-19
    • Physicians and nurses
    • Hospital and healthcare administrators and leaders
    • Testing
    • Regulation and Reimbursement
Medlaw
www.medlaw.com
  • Information related to EMTALA and other FAQs, also has a question line
NAHQ
www.nahq.org
  • Home page has COVID-19 link
NIH
www.nih.gov
  • Research information
NIOSH
www.cdc.gov/niosh
  • Information specific to employees
  • PPE information
  • Stockpile ventilator information
OSHA
www.osha.gov
  • Workplace information
  • Employee information
WHO
www.who.int
  • Advice for public and healthcare workers
  • Country and Technical Guidance
  • Situation Update
  • Research and Development
  • Scam Alert – cyber security

Our experience is that in times of disaster, that’s when our healthcare teams are at their best!  The more you’re needed, the deeper you dig into the ‘why’ you became a nurse, or lab technologist, or registration clerk, and all the other roles that support our healthcare teams – thanks isn’t enough but we do want to say it out loud.  Thanks for all you do and for all you’re doing – you are our heroes!

If you have any questions or concerns during this time, email riskmanagement@inspirien.net or reach out to your assigned Risk Management Consultant.

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*Article and resources contributed by the Inspirien Risk Management Consultants