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HANYS Recovery and Preparedness Webinar Series: Improving Experience of Families who Lost Their Loved Ones in the ICU Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic - Recording

July 22, 2020

3 - 4 p.m.

Registration is open to HANYS Members and Non Members

Studies have shown that family members who have lost loved ones in hospital settings have greater risk of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. BronxCare Health System created a family-centered care team composed of nurses, doctors, social workers and spiritual advisors to facilitate the experience of families who have lost their relatives in the intensive care unit. The team has significantly enhanced access to end-of-life resources and provides support to ICU staff caring for dying patients.

During the pandemic, all internal hospital systems at BronxCare were initially overwhelmed by an unexpectedly high number of deaths among COVID-19 patients, which activated the family-centered care emergency response system to work with families in need.

Objectives: Attendees will learn how:

  • the death of loved ones in hospital settings impact family members as well as the medical staff caring for patients;
  • BronxCare's family-centered care initiative facilitates the experience of families who have lost relatives in the ICU; and
  • BronxCare Health System responded to the needs of grieving families during the Coronavirus pandemic and how they've been preparing for the next potential COVID-19 surge.

Ajsza Matela, MD, FCCP, clinical assistant professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, Department of Internal Medicine, BronxCare Health System

Sunday Adeosun RN, MSN, patient care manager, medical intensive care unit and cardiac care unit, BronxCare Health System

Andy Benejam, LCSW-R, MPA, CCM, director, social work department, BronxCare Health System

HANYS Recovery and Preparedness Webinar Series
This webinar is part of the HANYS Recovery and Preparedness Webinar Series, held every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Additional sessions take place as needed on Mondays at the same time.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare organizations and providers to navigate unprecedented operational and clinical challenges, which will continue as the curve flattens and we move toward recovery.

In the recovery phase, healthcare organizations and providers need to re-evaluate their operations and plans for delivering care in a post-pandemic world. As they plan for the “new normal” and a potential second surge of COVID-19, healthcare leaders must consider their use of telemedicine, infection prevention and control practices, supply chain management and infrastructure changes. To assist with planning for the recovery phase, the sessions will feature national and state experts to explore strategies and considerations for this new phase of the pandemic. Additional sessions are listed below:

July 20: COVID-19 Care Collaborative — Sharing Lessons Learned to Prepare for the Future

July 27: A Trauma-informed Behavioral Health Care Approach to Advance Health Equity

July 29: Coastal Storm Evacuation Planning

August 17: Moving Telehealth and Digital Care Beyond

For more information about this session or the HANYS Recovery and Preparedness Webinar Series, contact Kathy Rauch, senior director, quality advocacy, research and innovation at (518) 431-7718 or krauch@hanys.org

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Registration Support at learning@hanys.org or (518) 431-7867.

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