Cross posting with OEM-L
For the coming flu season, have you figured out how you are going to manage COVID-19 diagnoses along with non-COVID-influenza like illnesses?
We support both our occ med program to community employers, as well as our healthcare system…we have close to 6000 employees, four hospitals, a lot of out patient facilities.
We are pretty fortunate at this point to have decent stockpiles of reagents to do our COVID-19 testing in house. But we might be at risk at burning through them fast.
I posed the following possibilities to senior leadership of our healthcare system this AM:
Consider what Andy Grove, the founder of Intel, said.. “Only the paranoid survive.”
Thanks for your time to respond. I will compile answers for the list.
Edward I. Galaid, MD, MPH, FACOEM
ABIM, ABPM (OM)
Medical Director, Occupational Medicine
Roper Saint Francis Healthcare
Charleston, SC 29401
Member, ACOEM Task Group on Law Enforcement Officer Health
Special Expert, NFPA Fire Service Occupational Safety & Health (FIX-AAA) Committee