Monday, January 31, 2022

NEW: Epidemiology Data and Notes

NEW: Denver Health Mask Policy Remains in Effect

NEW: Vaccination Series Recommendation for Immunocompromised Individuals

REMINDER: RISE Services Available for Staff

What You Need to Know

NEW: Epidemiology Data and Notes

As of 6:30 AM Denver Health has 21 COVID-19 Patients, 15 are on the Floor, 6 in the ICU, 4 on a ventilator.

NEW: Denver Health Mask Policy Remains in Effect

Denver Health is aware that the City and County of Denver do not plan to further extend their mask mandate after Thursday, February 3rd.

However, Denver Health remains in compliance with The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Health Order that requires face coverings in healthcare settings.

Denver Health Leadership is currently discussing what impact changes to local orders may have on our non-clinical settings. At this time Denver Health remains a fully masked institution. To view our masking policy FAQ, click here.

NEW: Vaccination Series Recommendation for Immunocompromised Individuals

The CDC recommends an additional primary vaccine as well as a booster shot in some immunocompromised people. The link to these recommendations can be found here.

Denver Health’s Epic is already programmed to fire Best Practice Alerts for individuals who may meet criteria.

There may also be patients who are eligible, for whom the BPA may not fire—in this instance a provider order will be necessary.

The list of conditions that the CDC recommends includes:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood

  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection

  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

REMINDER: RISE Services Available for Staff

RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) welcomes all Denver Health staff to attend support sessions (individual and group) for any work-related stress. The free and confidential sessions, are facilitated by RISE responders who are trained to provide emotional support and psychological first aid.

The New RISE Up Staff Support Center is in Pavilion B, on first floor just past Subway and behind the elevators, with operating hours 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM.

Staff can make appointments to meet with a RISE Responder in the Center through this link: Calendly - RISE Up Staff Support Center.

You can also get help 24/7 by calling 303-436-RISE (7473).

RISE can also assist staff in connecting with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) by Health Advocate.

Denver Health’s Employee Assistance Program is completely confidential and can help guide you to financial, emotional and physical well-being resources. The program offers up to five free counseling sessions for staff members and their immediate family. Call 866-799-2691, visit HealthAdvocate.com, download the HealthAdvocate App or email answers@healthadvocate.com

Denver Health COVID-19 Resources:

Quarantine Instructions for Vaccine-exempt Employees

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for Staff

Denver Health Staff Masking Policy FAQ

Denver Health Pediatric Vaccination One-Pager

Denver Health Pediatric YouTube Video

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