The dangers of overcrowding: Helping ICUs preserve essential bed space

As the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic continues, supply shortages are something we are all facing, none with a more critical impact than those involving hospitals and healthcare workers. We’ve heard of the shortages of personal protective equipment or PPE, like face masks and gloves, and the lack of an adequate number of ventilators for the most seriously ill patients. But as the number of cities and communities impacted by the virus continues to grow, what do hospitals do when there are more patients in their ICUs than beds to hold them along with the accompanying monitoring and life-saving equipment? To discuss a very serious reality facing many hospitals across the country, I am joined by Frances Sneddon, chief technology officer with SIMUL8 Corporation.

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Frances Sneddon

SIMUL8 Corporation

Frances Sneddon is CTO at simulation specialist Simul8. Her expertise as a business leader has helped grow Simul8 from a start-up to a global leader in the simulation market. Since joining the company in 1999 she has been helping organizations around the world use simulation to deliver cost savings and efficiency gains.