Training materials drawn from COVID-19 expertise
The Global Center for Health Security is an internationally recognized center of excellence that leverages the expertise of UNMC and and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, in emerging infectious diseases, biopreparedness, patient care, and innovative, life-saving research. This expertise was called upon early in the U.S. response to COVID-19 when Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship were transported to the GCHS's state-of-the-art National Quarantine Unit, the nation's only federally-funded quarantine unit. Some of the evacuees also received care in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, the nation's largest biocontainment unit.
The GCHS and the College of Public Health at UNMC have collaborated to develop training and resource materials specific to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The training materials and resources below are provided at no cost for private or public use.
- "Nebraska Isolation & Quarantine Manual" -- A free downloadable e-book.
- Playbooks and Guides provide best practices for infection prevention and control for various industries such as cattle feeding facilities, poultry growers facilities, meat processing facilities, child development centers, court systems, high education, PK-12 education, and K-12 education.
- First responders videos
Nebraska Health Care Crisis Protocol:
The provision of medical care during a pandemic requires considerable planning, along with the recognition that the delivery of healthcare services may change quickly due to the potential scarcity of resources. The Nebraska Health Care Crisis Protocol provides guidelines for how the medical community should allocate scarce resources when patient needs exceed the resources available. Nebraska healthcare providers hope to avoid using this protocol, but they must be prepared to use the protocol if ever necessary. The Nebraska Medical Emergency Operations Center, a state-wide, joint initiative with participation from health care coalition’s coordinators, CMOs, COOs, and health care associations, developed this protocol in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Nebraska Health Care Crisis Protocol
- Nebraska EMS Crisis Standards of Care
- Crisis Standards of Care Pediatrics
- Crisis Standards of Care--Small and Critical Access Hospitals