Appendix A — Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines

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Appendix B — Infectious Disease Medical Directors by Entity

Call your entity Infectious Disease Physician/Medical Director:

  • If patient is PUI or COVID+Positive
  • or
  • Prior to de-escalation of isolation
  • or
  • For COVID-19 related treatment guidance

Escalate to Dr. Nikhil Bhayani:

  • If there is a discrepancy between treatment orders/recommendations and Texas Health guidelines
  • or
  • A second opinion is needed
  • or
  • There is no response from entity ID within a timely manner
  • or
  • Prior to transfer into the system or between entities

Infectious Disease Entity Physicians/Medical Directors

  • Texas Health Allen
    Dr. Zartash Khan

  • Texas Health Alliance
    Dr. Nikhil Bhayani

  • Texas Health Arlington Memorial
    Dr. Ricardo Quezada

  • Texas Health Azle
    Dr. Nikhil Bhayani

  • Texas Health Cleburne
    Dr. Nikhil Bhayani

  • Texas Health Dallas
    Dr. Allison Liddell

  • Texas Health Denton
    Dr. Javed Akram

  • Texas Health Flower Mound
    Dr. Sujatha Krishnan

  • Texas Health Fort Worth
    Dr. Ceres Tiu
  • Texas Health Frisco
    Dr. Thompson

  • Texas Health HEB
    Dr. Priya Subramanian

  • Texas Health Huguley
    Dr. Krishna Bobbili

  • Texas Health Kaufman
    Dr. Mark Sij

  • Texas Health Plano
    Dr. Dina Torten

  • Texas Health Rockwall
    Dr. Claire Brenner

  • Texas Health Southlake
    Dr. Mennakshi Prabhakar

  • Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth
    Dr. Steve Sotman

  • Texas Health Stephenville
    Dr. Marilyn Brister

Appendix C — Specimen Collection Tipsheet

COVID-19 Nasal Specimen Collection Tipsheet

The CDC recommends collection of an upper respiratory specimen for initial diagnostic testing for COVID-19. The nasopharyngeal specimen is the preferred choice for collection.

Nasopharyngeal (NP) Swab

    Specimen collection
  • Insert a swab into nostril parallel to the palate. Swab should reach depth equal to distance from nostrils to outer opening of the ear. Leave swab in place for several seconds to absorb secretions. Slowly remove swab while rotating it.
  • Use only synthetic fiber swabs with plastic shafts. Place swabs immediately into sterile tubes containing 2-3 mL of viral transport media.
  • When collection of a nasopharyngeal swab is not possible, the following are acceptable alternatives:
    • An oropharyngeal (OP) swab
    • A nasal mid-turbinate (NMT) swab
    • An anterior nares (nasal swab; NS) specimen
  • If both NP and OP swabs are collected, they should be combined in a single tube to maximize test sensitivity and limit testing resources.

Appendix D — Summary Information on Elective Procedures/Services and COVID Testing

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Appendix E — Milk Handling for COVID-19 Positive or Suspected Mothers in the Hospital Setting