COVID-19 OR Management Series: Patient Transport Workflow

Internet Enduring Material sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab at the Stanford University School of Medicine. 

This webinar will update the healthcare team on the following: Creation of patient transport workflows, Operation lists for implementing thoughtful and safe practices for transporting patients to the OR and back to their rooms post- surgery. Other topics will include: Actionable plan to implement patient transport workflows in the time of COVID-19. Why? Transport to and from the OR can spread infection if not done properly. Patients with pre-existing/complex medical conditions in addition to COVID-19. Who needs to be involved? Multidisciplinary communication with various hospital departments. How? Identify current process, modify current state for COVID-19, plan out workforce and revise with changing climate. Just-in-Time Training for PPE. Discuss PPE challenges. Review of various protocols for transporting patients.

Target Audience

Specialties - All Specialties, Anesthesiology

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize overall effects of pandemic on hospital workflows
  • Identify specific impacts on workflow for anesthesiologists
  • Identify alternate processes for the impacted workflows
  • Describe collaborations needed with other departments/divisions for new workflows
  • Publish and implement new worflows and processes
  • Maintenance of new workflows needing ongoing updates

Additional Information

Stanford University School of Medicine
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.25 Participation
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The Stanford University School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Criteria, Standards and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

Becky Jan Wong, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.25 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (0.25 hours)


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency
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Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.25 Participation
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