Quick Guide

7 self-populating worksheets (Excel download) that go through the complete process of implementing policy and practice changes. Includes examples from SHEA members.

Quick Guide (Excel download)

  • Policies and practices in 22 COVID-19 topics, sourced from SHEA Guidelines Committee members, SHEA Outbreak Response Training Program authors, SHEA Prevention CHKC authors, and MySHEA contributors.
  • 7 self-populating worksheets so the user can reference how other facilities are handling COVID-19 to help them decide how to proceed in their facility.
  • By the last sheet, provides a complete policy or practice decision, including communications strategies and measures to assess its effectiveness.

The Quick Guide (xls) contains:

  • Sheet 1: Examples
    • Examples from SHEA members 22 COVID-19 topics:
      • Policies/practices
      • Stakeholders
      • Influencers (facilitators and barriers)
      • Communications tools
  • Sheet 2: Stp 1 – What (SBAR)
    • Situation, background, assessment, recommendation
  • Sheet 3: Stp 2 – Who (stakeholder, team)
    • Who needs to be involved in the implementation process
  • Sheet 4: Stp 3 – When and Where (priorities)
    • How to prioritize changes/new policies/practices according to impact and effort
  • Sheet 5: Stp 4 – How (negotiation)
    • How to get to a “win-win” solution for issues where there is disagreement
  • Sheet 6: Stp 5 – Get the Word Out
    • How to craft messages and choose communications vehicles
  • Sheet 7: Stp 5 – Assessment Plan
    • Continuation of sheet 6/step 5, how to measure the change, completed as part of dissemination plan (before communications launch)

Each step of the tool kit is linked below. Within each step, the Quick Guide is linked in orange. If you’ve downloaded the Excel file already, you do not need to download it again.