Simulation to Prepare for the Critically Ill Pregnant Woman with COVID-19 Requiring Mechanical Ventilation


Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC, provides this interim guidance based on expert opinion and published recommendations from the literature, World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), American Association of Pediatrics, and Society for Obstetrics Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). The understanding of this virus is rapidly evolving. Please continue to consult with above listed agencies regarding guidelines for healthcare workers and rapidly changing recommendations. Hospitals may adapt these guidelines to meet patient care needs specific at each facility. The information contained in these guidelines does not define a standard of care, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. Participants should
follow all guidelines for meetings and gatherings in your hospital. Determine the need for simulation vs. risk to staff. Several options are included that allow for video conferencing or meetings maintaining social distance. All simulations need to be run with unit staff in protective gear as would be used with an isolated woman.