Staffing Playbook Actions to Address Healthcare Worker
COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group. (2020). Staffing Playbook: Actions to Address Healthcare Worker (HCW) Shortages during COVID-19.
As healthcare facilities (HCF) experience significant patient surge resulting in near or exceeded maximum capacities in staffed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, HCW shortages also occur due to illness, fatigue, and/or other factors. This guide consolidates several references aimed at addressing staffing challenges, focusing on actions that HCFs, EMS agencies, and state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdictions will explore and utilize, in a step-wise fashion, to maximize all available resources.