Clinical policies & procedures
Please visit the FPP website for comprehensive guidance on all aspects of patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clinical operations announcements
Pre-procedural patient testing is still in place, whether the patient is vaccinated or unvaccinated. View current standards.
The change is in response to a new OSHA standard and does not reflect any change in risk to health-care providers.
The treatment is indicated for certain high-risk outpatients. BJC provides details for health-care providers.
Effective August 18, COVID-19 pre-procedural testing will be reinstated for all patients, regardless of vaccination status.
Read new guidance for how long to use your N95 respirator.
BJC HealthCare hospitals are gradually easing visitor restrictions made necessary by the pandemic.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital relaxes its visitor policy for outpatient clinics and ambulatory visits.
BJC’s Parkview Tower location now offers weekend hours on Saturdays.
Because medical-grade masks already contain multiple layers of barrier, wearing two masks is not recommended, nor has it been shown to provide additional protection against the virus.
Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will speak at the Department of Medicine’s virtual Grand Rounds on Jan. 7. The event, available live on YouTube, is open to all.
Effective Monday, Nov. 30, obstetric patients may have one designated visitor per day in both the inpatient and ambulatory setting.
Starting Monday, Nov. 16, some elective surgeries and procedures are being postponed to free staffing and bed capacity in anticipation of a dramatic surge in COVID-19 patient volumes.
A new guidance document is available.
To help manage an expected shortage of rapid COVID-19 tests, new conservation strategies go into effect on July 30, 2020.
The BJC/Washington University PPE Guidelines were updated July 30, 2020, to include images depicting what constitutes acceptable eyewear for protection against COVID-19.
BJC HealthCare and Washington University Physicians provides a fact sheet about testing patients for COVID-19 before procedures.
The School of Medicine has begun gradually resuming many of the clinical services and procedures that had been postponed during the last two months.
Policies are in place regarding visiting hospitalized patients.
People with COVID-19 who are seen by Washington University physicians or BJC Medical Group providers, but not sick enough to be hospitalized, can be enrolled in an in-home health monitoring program.
The Barnes-Jewish Hospital Core Laboratory now offers serologic testing for COVID-19 to patients at BJH and St. Louis Children’s hospitals.
Comprehensive recommendations regarding all types of personal protective equipment (PPE) are available in one toolkit on the Faculty Practice Plan website.
Washington University cardiologists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital have developed a streamlined way for clinicians to monitor the heart rhythms of COVID-19 patients by remote telemetry.
COVID-19 providers can take steps to limit their risk of transmitting the virus to family members when returning home at the end of the workday.
Safety for our patients and staff is the No. 1 priority as our clinical operations increase in-office appointments. As departments prepare to schedule more patient appointments, special considerations will be taken.
WUSM students have launched a virtual help center to connect COVID-19 patients with their loved ones at a time of heightened fear, panic and isolation.
An outpatient respiratory clinic for COVID-positive patients is opening Friday, April 24.
For your safety, please follow these Eye Protection Re-Use & Cleaning Guidelines when using goggles or face shields.
Hilary Babcock, infectious disease physician at Washington University and Barnes- Jewish Hospital, and Rachael Snyders, BJC Center for Clinical Excellence infection prevention manager, answer questions about PPE.
COVID-19-related visitor restrictions are in effect in all BJC facilities, but the policy for end-of-life visitation for COVID-19-positive patients has been updated.
To keep our patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University Physicians is now offering virtual telemedicine visits for many of our specialties.
Check out CDC courses on COVID-19 clinical care, appropriate use of PPE, emergency preparedness and more.