University of Washington (UW) Medicine. (2020). Hospitals Prepare for COVID-19 Patient Surge *.
UW Medicine hospitals prepared for a surge of patients presenting with symptoms of COVID-19. This 5-minute video demonstrates how outside of its emergency department, Harborview Medical Center set up tents where patients with symptoms of respiratory illness can be triaged and kept apart from others with emergent needs. These tents allow the hospitals to expand capabilities and cohort patients with similar conditions in one location to provide more efficient care and increase safety.