Note from ACDIS: Open note to the CDI community—How can we help you?
Your friends at ACDIS are thinking of you. We know anecdotally that many CDI professionals have been sent home to work, which brings its own set of challenges. Social distancing can become social isolation.
We have heard that the patient census in many organizations has dropped, as hospitals scramble to clear space ahead of the anticipated wave of COVID-19 patients. As a result, there has been some early talk about CDI professionals not having enough work, and possible furloughs, or even layoffs.
In other instances, nurses and other clinically licensed CDI professionals are anticipating possibly being called back to the front lines of healthcare and putting themselves at risk as they work at the bedside.
In short, we know that you are struggling right now in a very uncertain and stressful environment, and we’d like to ask a simple question:
How can we help you?
Please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "COVID-19 response" so we can easily find them as they land in our inboxes. Let us know what you need, and how we can help you. We will do whatever we can to provide you access to the best information, resources, networking, and camaraderie as we can in these difficult times.
Just reach out. We’re all in this together.