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Table 7 Practice related to hospital preparedness for COVID-19

From: Assessing knowledge, attitude, practice, and preparedness of hospital pharmacists in Lebanon towards COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study

Item Percentage
N = 81(%)
Is your hospital part of the national network to receive COVID-19 patients?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
18 (22.2%)
35 (43.2%)
28 (34.6%)
Does your hospital have an emergency preparedness/management committee for COVID-19?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
21 (25.9%)
7 (8.6%)
53 (65.4%)
Is the pharmacy represented on the emergency preparedness/management committee of the hospital, and has it participated in the development of the hospital plan?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
11 (13.6%)
19 (23.5%)
51 (63.0%)
Is the pharmacist familiar with best practices from other available plans (national, MOPH, and international, WHO and CDC) related to the pharmacy?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
23 (28.4%)
5 (6.2%)
53 (65.4%)
Has the pharmacy participated in the development of a hospital infection control plan for managing hospital patients with COVID-19?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
16 (19.8%)
22 (27.2%)
43 (53.1%)
In the pharmacy plan, has the pharmacy included a section that describes backup for key pharmacy roles?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
23 (28.4%)
25 (30.9%)
33 (40.7%)
Has the pharmacy designated a pharmacy staff member to coordinate education and training on COVID-19?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
21 (25.9%)
45 (55.6%)
15 (18.5%)
Has the pharmacy prepared a plan to educate pharmacy staff on infection control measures, social distancing practices, PPE, prophylaxis, and treatment?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
26 (32.1%)
16 (19.8%)
39 (48.1%)
Does the pharmacy routinely monitor to ensure that pharmacy staff adheres to infection control and social distancing measures?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
23 (28.4%)
10 (12.3%)
48 (59.3%)
Has the pharmacy identified and trained multiple staff members to perform the critical pharmacy activities including administrative, clinical, distribution, and inventory management functions?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
18 (22.2%)
22 (27.2%)
41 (50.6%)
Has the pharmacy estimated the quantities of essential patient care medications, materials and equipment, and PPE that would be needed during the pandemic phase?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
23 (28.4%)
7 (8.6%)
51 (63.0%)
Has the pharmacy made a plan to ensure the availability of essential patient care medications, materials and equipment, and PPE needed during the lockdown?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
25 (30.9%)
5 (6.2%)
51 (63.0%)
Has the pharmacy developed a list of alternative suppliers for essential medications and devices and a strategy to address shortages?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
31 (38.3%)
9 (11.1%)
41 (50.6%)
Has the pharmacy participated in the development of the hospital treatment plan/guidelines/order sets to treat COVID-19 positive patients?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
27 (33.3%)
16 (19.8%)
38 (46.9%)
Has the pharmacy documented critical pharmacy activities and identified essential pharmacy staff needed to perform them?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
26 (32.1%)
21 (25.9%)
34 (42.0%)
Has the pharmacy identified the minimum staffing needs and prioritized critical services based on essential hospital operations?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
18 (22.2%)
13 (16.0%)
50 (61.7%)
Has the pharmacy determined strategies for staffing, including tele-pharmacy, remote work, split shifts, etc.?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
22 (27.2%)
20 (24.7%)
39 (48.1%)
Has the pharmacy participated in hospital planning related to staff absences, employees’ inability to work—including illness, family issues, fear/anxiety?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
20 (24.7%)
24 (29.6%)
37 (45.7%)
Has the pharmacy or the hospital developed guidance for staff monitoring for signs of illness and created mechanisms for reporting both illness and absenteeism?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
23 (28.4%)
8 (9.9%)
50 (61.7%)
Has the pharmacy or hospital developed a return to work post-illness policy for employees?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
19 (23.5%)
30 (37.0%)
32 (39.5%)
Has the department of pharmacy identified points of contact for COVID-19 pandemic planning resources within the hospital?  
 In progress
 No
 Yes
23 (28.4%)
25 (30.9%)
33 (40.7%)