The magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic is testing the health care community in unprecedented ways. The situation — as well as our understanding of the virus — is changing rapidly, creating incredible challenges for frontline workers and health care leaders.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous strain on hospital bed capacity, staff, personal protective equipment and critical medications, forcing providers to make quick decisions when it comes to allocating resources. To assist providers, Vizient has developed several calculators that provide actionable intelligence around resource consumption and anticipated demand of critical supplies and services.
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Each year in the U.S., approximately 700 women die as a result of pregnancy-related complications, according to a report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The leading complications, maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension/preeclampsia, make up 21.4% of all reported pregnancy-related deaths. Fortunately, they can be treated with early detection.
In addition to caring for critically ill patients, caregivers and support staff are battling changes to workload, shortages in necessary PPE and concern for the safety of their own families; all leaving them vulnerable to extreme stress.
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