Though specialists predicted the global pandemic years in advance, it still caught most of the world by surprise – and seriously underprepared. In many cases, health organizations and governments have had to scramble to gather the resources they need to respond.
For an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organization, there are many angles to pandemic preparedness. It encompasses everything from adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and health and safety policies to the availability of funds, which are needed to outfit the organization with everything it needs to respond effectively.
Our frontline healthcare providers are working tirelessly to provide medical aid for all patients and suspected patients of the coronavirus. They’re bearing the brunt of the effort, but there are ways to keep everyone connected and reduce the burden on healthcare workers.