Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

CS-Link Tip: COVID-19 Related Tips

With the ever-changing instructions from different sources regarding what to tell and how to manage patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, it can be difficult to keep up with the most current information. CS-Link™ has undergone several changes to help address these issues. For example, the Web Activities menu at the top right now has COVID-19 Resources as the first option. From this option you can select to view the latest information from various sites, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and LAC Department of Public Health. In addition, there is a link to an internal site which consolidates all of the Cedars-Sinai specific COVID-19 updates for staff and physicians.

Patient instructions have also been updated to include both the CDC and LACDPH facts for patients. Typing ‘covid’ into the SmartText lookup text field in the Patient Instructions activity will give you the four options—two from the CDC and two from the LACDPH. These selections instruct patients on hand hygiene, mask use, what symptoms to monitor for, what to do when COVID-19 is suspected and what to do when awaiting testing results. Please feel free to use these resources as much as possible.

CS-Link continues to undergo further changes to help support management of COVID-19 cases during this time. For more information, see the current CS-Link job aids related to COVID-19 by clicking here.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at groupeisphysicians@cshs.org.