Senior Program Officer National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
In the event of emergencies, officials rely on crisis standards of care policies and protocols to protect the public’s health. As the nation responds, not only to the COVID-19 outbreak, but to any disaster scenario in which the health system is stressed to its limits, it is important to describe the conditions under which standards of care would change due to shortage of critical resources. In November of 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine convened participants from across the clinical, healthcare facility and public health sectors to assess the progress in the development of crisis standards of care plans since it’s initial report in 2009. This session will outline the results of the workshop and seek to engage attendees in discussion about their experiences developing and implementing these plans in their communities.