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Screening and Testing

The COVID-19 outbreak and recommendations are evolving rapidly. BMC continues to closely monitor the situation and work in partnership with local, state, and national public health officials. BMC has activated our Hospital Incident Command System to centralize our preparedness activities, and to streamline coordinated efforts across the hospital and with our partners at the local, state, and federal levels.

Below is the most up-to-date guidance.

Fit Testing

Schedule 5/4/21

Screening Algorithms

COVID 19 Positive or Highly Suspected Symptom Assessment and Triage 12/2/20

COVID-19 Outpatient Screening and Symptom Response - BMC 4/22/21

COVID 19 In Person/Phone Screening and Symptom Response Pedi 8/7/20

COVID-19 Detailed Triage and Talking Points for Telephone Interactions--Adults 5/16/20

COVID-19 Detailed Triage and Talking Points for Telephone Interactions--Pediatrics 5/12/20

COVID-19 Employee Exposure Response 5/7/21

Operational Plans

COVID-19 Operations Plan 12/3/20

COVID-19 Tent Registration 12/2/20

COVID-19 ED Screening and Response 3/30/20

COVID-19 Inpatient Logistics 12/4/20

COVID-19 ILI Clinic Operations 12/15/20

COVID 19 Nursing Disaster Documentation 

COVID 19 Universal Masking of Patients 4/10/20

COVID 19 Ambulatory Clinic Visits 3/17/21

COVID 19 Staffing Pool Procedure 8/31/20

Testing Procedures

COVID 19 Outpatient Testing Guidelines 4/22/21

COVID 19 Testing in the ED 4/13/21

COVID 19 Inpatient Testing Guidelines 4/13/21

COVID 19 Testing Locations 4/29/21

MDPH COVID-19 Specimen Submission Form

COVID-19 Lab Testing Tip Sheet 3/20/20

COVID 19 Inpatient and Outpatient Serology Testing  12/17/20

COVID-Flu Testing Winter 2020 Guidance 12/15/20

Removing COVID Precautions 2/17/21

COVID-19 Probability Assessment 4/13/21

COVID 19 Test Result Disclosure and Counseling 12/1/20

Clinical Procedures

COVID-19 Adult Treatment Protocol 11/1120

COVID-19 Consolidating Care to Decrease Caregiver Touch 12/2/20

COVID-19 Procedure Team 5/4/20

COVID-19 Airway Management 8/7/20

COVID 19 Anesthesia Team for Non-ICU Intubations 3/26/20

COVID 19 Neurology Guidance link

COVID 19 MICU Best Practices link

COVID 19 Toolkit: Practical Guide for the Care of ICU Patients link

COVID 19 Airway and Oxygenation Guidelines 12/3/20

COVID 19 Clinical Criteria for Discharge 12/3/20

COVID 19 Anticoagulation Algorithm and Order Set 2/2/21

Guidelines for Patient Returning to BMC for Admission 2/11/21

COVID 19 Pediatric Treatment Protocol 7/21/20

COVID 19 Pediatric MIS-C Protocol 6/12/20

COVID Admits from the ED 12/3/20

MIS-C Protocol 12/4/20

In-Hospital Change of PUI Status/COVID Diagnosis - Management Considerations 12/21/20

Integrated Procedural Platform/Operating Rooms/IR-Cath-EP

COVID 19 Pre-Procedure Testing 2/23/21

COVID 19 IPP PPE Guidance 12/2/20

COVID 19 IPP Physical Space Modifications 12/2/20

COVID 19 IR-CATH Testing Guidance 12/2/20

COVID-19 Case Triage Panel 11/30/20

COVID-19 Aerodigestive Surgery Protocol 12/2/20

COVID 19 Tracheotomy Guidelines 12/1/20

OB Procedures

BMC Maternal Child Health Daily Zoom Updates

COVID-19 Telemedicine Resources Link to Box

COVID 19 Prenatal Care Guidelines Link to Box

COVID-19 Patient FAQ L&D 3/27/20

COVID 19 Epidural Analgesia 3/30/20

COVID 19 Airway Management OB 5/4/20

COVID 19 Care of COVID-19 Positive and PUI 5/26/20

COVID 19 OB Patient Assessment for Cough and Fever 12/4/20

COVID 19 Transporting Patients From LDR to OR 12/4/20

COVID 19 LD Admission COVID Positive and PUI 12/4/20

COVID 19 Clinical Care of Newborns 4/17/20

COVID 19 Decision Making Tool Mother Baby 12/3/20

COVID 19 Decision Making Tool Mother Baby (Spanish) 5/15/20

OB/GYN COVID Testing, Counseling, Follow-Up, and Clearance 6/18/20

MCH COVID Testing, Clearance, and Guidance for Support People  9/21/20

Ambulatory Procedures

COVID 19 Testing and PPE for Ambulatory High Risk Procedures and Patients 12/1/20

FAQs on the MA Travel Order as it Relates to Patient Care 3/16/21

FAQ For Managing COVID in an Ambulatory Setting 12/28/20

PPE Donning and Doffing

See our PPE site

Travel Policy

Travel Restrictions and Guidelines 

COVID19 Epic Travel Screening Update

General Information

Best Practices for Healthcare Workers to Limit Spread of COVID 19

Nursing Guidelines, FAQs and Nursing Leadership Daily Briefings 

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