COVID-19

General Information

NCTTRAC is working closely with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and with regional hospitals, EMS agencies, public health agencies, and emergency management to help coordinate the ESF-8 response to COVID-19 in Trauma Service Area E. You can view the current case counts in Texas by visiting the DSHS News Update webpage.

COVID-19 Infusion Centers

NCTTRAC, TDEM, and MPP Infusion have partnered to create two Regional Infusion Centers to administer COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies to outpatients referred from area physicians, clinics, urgent care centers, and hospitals.  These facilities are funded by TDEM and are operated by MPP Infusion.  There is one site in Fort Worth and another in Irving.

The goal of this project is to prevent ER visits and hospitalizations for qualifying patients with COVID-19 infection.  The antibody is particularly effective for high-risk COVID-positive patients with mild/moderate symptoms who are less than 10 days from onset of symptoms.

Treatment involves infusion of investigational medications that are not FDA approved, but rather authorized, under an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).  A recent study has shown that these medications may prevent ER visits and hospitalizations from COVID-19 infection, particularly in patients at high for progression.

Below you’ll find a few informational links about the specific treatments as well as the overarching information sheet for the regional infusion centers in Fort Worth and Irving.

Clickable Links

COVID-19 Infusion Centers Information Sheet
Information about Regeneron Cocktail (Casirivimab and Imdevimab)
Information about Bamlanivimab

Alternate Care Sites?

Hospitals and communities setting up alternate care sites for COVID-19 testing, triage, or treatment should consider the resources below.

State/Federal Guidance

ASPR TRACIE Information on COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing – ASPR TRACIE, 3/16/2020
EMTALA Requirements and Implications Related to COVID-19 – CMS, 3/9/2020

POTENTIAL VENDORS FOR FREE-STANDING STRUCTURES – TENTS, TRAILERS, INFLATABLE MMUS, ETC.

Grainger – https://www.grainger.com/
Blu-Med – https://blu-med.com/
Clinic-In-A-Can – http://www.clinicinacan.org/
Big D Party Rental – https://bigdpartyrentals.com/

NEW Personal Protective Equipment Resource (PPE) Request

Contact the EMCC

817-608-0390 – Main EMCC Number
817-607-7088 – Patient Transfer Assistance Cell Number (10AM – 10PM, leave voicemail if after hours)
817-607-7020 – 24/7 TSA-E Emergency Phone
NCTTRAC_EMCC@ncttrac.org

PPE: Other Resources

COVID-19 SNS PPE Distribution

Agencies and facilities needing to request PPE supplies from the SNS stockpile should continue using the process outlined in the documents below.

COVID-19 Strategic National Stockpile Distribution Information
NCTTRAC COVID19 PPE Request Form V.50 Final

Potential PPE Vendors

Grainger – https://www.grainger.com/
Boundtree – https://www.boundtree.com/
Abatix – https://www.abatix.com/
Prestige Ameritech – https://www.prestigeameritech.com/
MSC Direct – https://www.mscdirect.com/
Uline – https://www.uline.com/
Medline – https://www.medline.com/
Cardinal Health – https://www.cardinalhealth.com/en.html

Looking to Donate or Sell PPE?

State of Texas
Dallas County

PPE Guidance

Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment – CDC, 4/3/2020
PPE Burn Rate Calculator – CDC, 4/7/2020
Emergency Use Authorization of Respiratory Protective Devices – FDA, 3/28/2020
Recommended Guidance for Extended Use & Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings – CDC/NIOSH
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE – CDC, 4/3/2020
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators – CDC, 4/3/2020
Crisis/Alternate Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators – CDC, 3/17/2020
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Eye Protection – CDC, 3/17/2020
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Isolation Gowns – CDC, 3/17/2020
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks – CDC, 3/17/2020
Considerations for Respirator Selection in Healthcare – CDC/NIOSH
Procurement Under EE Circumstances Memo – FEMA, 3/17/2020
Procurement Under EE Circumstances Fact Sheet – FEMA, 3/16/2020

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