November 02, 2022
Pennsylvania hospitals continue to respond to a rise in seasonal illnesses, especially RSV, as we head into the winter months.
Today, HAP’s Emergency Management team’s weekly briefing focused on the pediatric surge of RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Hospitals in Pennsylvania and around the nation are dedicated to caring for patients with the virus, while calling on everyone to do their part to stay healthy this winter.
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP has developed a toolkit highlighting the ways RSV can strain hospital emergency departments, longer than usual emergency department wait times, options for non-emergency care, and the importance of COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. The communications toolkit includes key messages, social media assets, and other resources and is available online.
Additional information about RSV, including resources for health care professionals, is available online.
For questions about RSV, contact Christopher Chamberlain, MS, RN, CHEP, HAP’s vice president, emergency management, or Robert Shipp III, PhD, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president, population health and clinical affairs.
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