COVID-19 in Iran: A model for Crisis Management and Current Experience

Document Type: Research article

Authors

1 Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center (CRDRC), NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRTLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

4 Mycobacteriology Research Centre, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (NRITLD), Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

5 Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

6 Tracheal diseases research center, NRITLD, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran.

7 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

In February 2020, the first sample test was confirmed as positive for corona virus in Masih Daneshvari Hospital that is the reference center in Iran for all pulmonary and respiratory diseases. The decisions made in a hospital or organization to manage a crisis is very vital. Success in managing any crisis requires a scientific and scholarly attitude. This paper was distilled from experiences gained in Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, capital of Iran, in March 2020 at the stubborn time of coping and managing corona virus crisis. This endeavor was an action research. This Action research involves five stages: statement of the problem, planning, data interpretation and analysis, action, and evaluation of the research process during performing the study. The whole hospital was equipped for corona virus patients in 10 phases during one week and 250 active beds were equipped for these patients. Three models, namely, “corona virus crisis management model”, “Pharmaceutical care management in coronavirus crisis model” and “nursing in coronavirus crisis model” were planned and implemented. During one month of implementing these three models, the supervision team monitored the accurate implementation of instructions and resolving or revising the possible deficiencies and faults. The Masih Daneshvari crisis management model in coronavirus, Management model in coronavirus crisis, Nursing care model in coronavirus crisis and Pharmaceutical care management model in coronavirus crisis can be a useful and applicable model in other corona virus centers.

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COVID-19 in Iran: A model for Crisis Management and Current Experience

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