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Critical Care in Critical Times

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  • Apr 22, 2020

Most U.S. healthcare organizations have disaster preparedness plans in place to address infectious disease outbreaks, man-made or natural disasters, bioterrorism or other events that result in a surge in demand for patient care. But COVID-19 aka “Coronavirus” has unleashed an epidemic that has left the U.S. healthcare industry reeling. Surging cases and supply shortages are necessitating close collaboration among critical care clinicians and supply chain teams to direct supplies, capital equipment and services to where they are most needed.

In this article, HPN presents perspectives from clinicians, supply chain professionals, manufacturers and technology providers on the importance of critical care/supply chain collaboration to combat COVID-19.

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