By Susan Haas MD, MS and Rachel Smith MS, PA-C The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has led to redeployment of thousands of U.S. clinicians to treat patients using new or updated skills and practicing in unfamiliar locations of the hospital. Optimal onboarding, particularly under the stressors of limited time and high levels of fear and anxiety, is… Continue reading Rapid Onboarding for Redeployed Clinicians: What Matters to Them? A Research Brief for System Leaders
Mary Brindle is a pediatric surgeon and health systems researcher. She is the Director of the Safe Surgery Safe Systems Program at Ariadne Labs, and the Scientific Director of the Province of Alberta Surgery Strategic Care Network as well as Professor of Surgery and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. She has helped… Continue reading Mary Brindle
Trey Sinyard is a general surgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Safe Surgery Fellow at Ariadne Labs. His work at Ariadne is focused on adult learning as it applies to performance improvement through surgical coaching as well as organizational change management and healthcare implementation science. Trey studied finance at the University of Georgia… Continue reading Trey Sinyard
As COVID-19 strains the US health care system, caring for the mental health and resilience of front line health care workers is paramount especially to minimize moral injury and burnout. This guide provides strategies to help health care workers build resilience in extreme conditions by recognizing the crisis, sharing their voice, connecting with a front… Continue reading COVID-19 Crisis Mode: Building Resilience
A collaboration between MASS Design Group and Ariadne Labs. Across the world urban hospitals are scrambling to convert and repurpose space on the fly. We drew from the Ebola experience in Africa, real-time insights from the epicenter of COVID in New York City, and methods from the Ariadne innovation arc, to describe how designing these spaces thoughtfully makes us all safer.
Safe Surgery Fellow Jason Pradarelli, MD, and Brigham & Women’s Department of Surgery chair Gerard Doherty, MD, write about leadership qualities required to address COVID-19.
Mary Brindle talks about the struggles of working in PPE and the importance of communication when you can’t see colleagues’ faces on The BMJ Podcast.
An outline of important principles that may help organizations guide the formulation of human resource contingency plans should a surge of critically ill patients occur in your specific institution.
INTRODUCTION The most valuable resource in combating COVID-19 are our healthcare providers. Human resource plans are urgently needed to support healthcare systems facing the expected surge in critically ill patients with the potential simultaneous shortfall of healthcare providers due to illness. Contingency plans require stewardship of both material and human resources during this healthcare emergency.… Continue reading Tackling the COVID-19 Human Resource Emergency