Implementing Mass Critical Care Guidelines: Considerations and Concerns

Implementing Mass Critical Care Guidelines: Considerations and Concerns

April 14, 2020

This webinar will explore the need and potential options for implementing guidelines and crisis standards of care during the COVID-19 outbreak. The discussion will include a basic overview of how the guidelines should work, as well as possible ethical and legal concerns.

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New York 2015 NY Ventilator Allocation Guidelines-c (pdf)

BSWH Mass Critical Care Guidelines (pdf)

BSWH COVID 19 Attempted CPR (pdf)

Louisiana CSOC Guidelines in Disasters-revised-8-16-2011 (pdf)

Pennsylvania Univ Pittsburgh_Model Hospital Resource Policy (pdf)

N. Texas General Mass Critical Care Guidelines_Adult_MAR2020 (pdf)

N. Texas General Mass Critical Care Guidelines_Pediatric_MAR2020 (pdf)


Missy Atwood, J.D., principal, Germer, PLLC
Missy K. Atwood, J.D., is a principal in the Austin office at Germer, PLLC. She has over 25 years of experience in civil litigation, healthcare law and administrative law. She has tried more than 40 cases to verdict as first-chair trial counsel in State District Courts and Federal Courts.

Robert L. Hendler, MD, interim medical director, Texas Hospital Association Foundation
Robert L. Hendler, MD, is the Interim Medical Director for the Texas Hospital Association Foundation’s Clinical Initiatives. He is a board certified physician who has demonstrated success in patient quality outcomes, lowered length of stay, utilization improvement, improved physician relations, and improved peer review processes.

Karen Kendrick, RN, vice president of clinical initiatives, Texas Hospital Association Foundation
Karen Kendrick, RN, has 30 years of progressive nursing leadership and management experience in a variety of hospital settings. For the past 12 years her work has primarily focused on hospital quality and safety initiatives, including Culture of Safety programs, patient and family engagement, regulatory compliance, quality assurance and improvement activities, and risk management oversight.

Cesar Lopez, J.D., associate general counsel, Texas Hospital Association, Austin
Cesar Lopez, J.D., is the Texas Hospital Association’s associate general counsel, and graduate of Trinity University, Albany Law School, and the University of Washington School of Law Health Law LL.M. program. Prior to joining THA, Cesar gained experience as a litigator, health law lecturer for Texas A&M, the University of Texas – Pan American (now UT-RGV), and the University of Washington, and through various healthcare legal and policy positions in Texas and Washington State. Cesar has a strong connection to healthcare and enjoys creating a positive influence on healthcare policy, law, and best practices by advancing THA’s mission, vision and goals.