Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Special Communications

Below are links to AHA resources developed in response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For all coronavirus resources and news updates, visit our COVID-19 page.

Latest

Jan 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to place unprecedented demands on America’s health care system. The recent sharp increase in the number of patients needing acute hospital care means that some hospitals could face more significant shortages of staff and medical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and oxygen, hospital beds, medicines and medical devices such as ventilators.
Jan 7, 2021
A protocol reduced episodes of self-harm among at-risk patients in one large, urban emergency department (ED) by more than half, according to a study in this month’s Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
Jan 7, 2021
A framework developed during the pandemic helped inform decision-making on when to curtail non-COVID-19 procedures at HCA Healthcare in Nashville, Tenn., according to former American hospital Association (AHA) Board Chair Jonathan Perlin M.D., president, clinical operations, and chief medical officer at HCA.
Jan 7, 2021
Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, occurred in 11.1 cases per million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administered in the United States during the week of Dec. 14, 2020.
Jan 7, 2021
A five-minute video from the Ad Council, a nonprofit organization that produces public service announcements, provides advice tailored for nurses on answering patient questions about COVID-19 vaccination.
Jan 7, 2021
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have observed—since the summer of 2020—a surge of DoppelPaymer ransomware attacks against emergency services and healthcare entities. This activity has negatively impacted the provision of critical services to citizens.
Jan 7, 2021
AHA letter urging HHS to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the hospital price transparency rule.