COVID-19 information for community providers

May 12, 2021

This post is continuously updated by UCHealth.

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View information about vaccinating children age 12 and older.

View Clinical Practice Documents.

Safe Surgery: Please review the following procedures and guidelines to ensure our patients and providers remain safe during all surgeries.

Latest updates

PPE

Usage of N95s

  • N95s and eye protection are required to be worn in all operating rooms, procedural suites and for all aerosol-generating procedures.
  • N95s and eye protection are required in pre-op and post-op areas for aerosol-generating procedures.
  • Surgical masks may be worn in pre-op and post-op (phase 2) areas for non-aerosol generating procedures and care.

Patients

  • Surgical patients who choose not to wear a mask upon entering our facilities may have their surgery canceled.
  • Scripting will be put into place during the pre-op call to explain that we are requiring everyone entering the hospital to wear a mask. This message will be consistent with our screening communication at all of our front doors.
  • Pre-operative testing is highly recommended for all surgical procedures. Patients who have not tested or have pending results will likely have their procedures rescheduled.
  • Testing should take place 2-5 days prior to the procedure/surgery.

Intubation guidelines

  • Providers may wear protective gowns during intubation for negative or unknown COVID-19 tested patients in addition to their respirator mask and eye protection.
COVID-19 Testing and Antibody Sites for Patients

For updated information on COVID-19 testing and test locations, please click here.

Antibody testing FAQs for providers

UCHealth has many locations where patients can be tested for COVID-19 and antibodies.

Please note: While patients no longer need an order from a provider, patients must select the test that they want, location, and an open time slot in My Health Connection, UCHealth’s online patient portal. Patients who do not have a My Health Connection account may sign up for one.

PPE

PPE

Usage of N95s

  • N95s and eye protection are required to be worn in all operating rooms, procedural suites and for all aerosol-generating procedures.
  • N95s and eye protection are required in pre-op and post-op areas for aerosol-generating procedures.
  • Surgical masks may be worn in pre-op and post-op (phase 2) areas for non-aerosol generating procedures and care.
Advance Care Planning Resources

Please click here for tips on helping patients complete a Medical Durable Power of Attorney.

To access Advance Care Directive, click here.

To access Advance Care Directive in Spanish, click here.

To access Colorado Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST), click here.

To access Colorado Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) in Spanish, click here.

To access a Patient Directive to Withhold CPR form, click here.

To access tips for Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19, click here.

Post-Acute Care Facility Support Documents

UCHealth values the work being done in our communities to protect and care for patients during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Important information for those working in post-acute care facilities may be found here.

Other helpful links

Protecting providers from COVID-19 stress protects patients as well

How to protect skin during mask use

UCHealth COVID-19 employee hotline: 720.787.3321.

UCHeath’s latest news and information on COVID-19.

Recommendations for non-essential travel.

What is the CDC saying about preventing the community spread of COVID-19?

Where can I find basic facts about COVID-19?

Learn more about COVID-19 by going to the CDC website or CDPHE website.

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