Responding to Patient Surge: Information Sharing Proves Instrumental in Protecting Patient Health

In October, two phone calls sparked one of ASPR’s Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS) sites, managed by Nebraska Medicine in partnership with University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), to become deeply involved in the RSV-driven patient surges hospitals faced in Region 7 (Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas). The calls came from a hospital in Nebraska and one in Missouri because their facilities were out of pediatric beds, and as a result healthcare providers had to add alternative spaces and board pediatric patients in the hospitals’ emergency departments. Could the RDHRS help? Yes.

Learn more in the recent blog post from ASPR on the critical importance of ASPR’s RDHRS sites.