Review: Information overload: A method to share updates among frontline staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Review: Information overload: A method to share updates among frontline staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Review: Information overload: A method to share updates among frontline staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

This article presents an easily accessible COVID-19 “quicksheet” to provide frontline workers with the most up-to-date information.

Because the rate of influx of information about COVID-19 is fast and from multiple sources, the authors created a one-page centralized document (previewed in the article) to include the most up-to-date and relevant information for frontline workers. It is a condensed summary of longer, more detailed protocols. The most pertinent items include a header, updates, PPE recommendations, consult policies, emergent airway management, coverage policies, and self-monitoring. The quicksheet is updated on a daily basis by an appointed person who reviews daily information and distills it to the most important information. This central, interdepartmental communication tool is a useful template for a safety reference for frontline workers during a time of tremendous change and uncertainty.

|2020-07-10T11:48:13-04:00July 10th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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