“Virtual Interdisciplinary COVID-19 Team”: A Hospital Pandemic Preparedness Approach

Abdullah Balkhair*, Mahmoud Al Jufaili, Khalifa Al Wahaibi, Dawood Al Riyami, Faisal Al Azri, Shanoona Al Harthi, Mujahid Al Busaidi, Saif Al Mubaihsi, Zakaria Al Muharrmi, Nihal Al Riyami, Zainab Al Belushi, Raghad Abdawani, Amna Al Hashar, Abdulaziz Al Mahrezi, Khuloud Al Maamari, Ibrahim Al Busaidi, Zaid Al Hinai, Fatma Ba Alawi, Hashim Ba Taher, Mansour Al Jabri

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to move at record speed. Health systems and hospitals worldwide face unprecedented challenges to effectively prepare and respond to this extraordinary health crisis and anticipated surge. Hospitals should confront these unparalleled challenges with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, coordinated, and organized strategy. We report our experience with the systematic application of the “4S” principle to guide our institutional preparedness plan for COVID-19. We used an innovative “virtual interdisciplinary COVID-19 team” approach to consolidate our hospital readiness.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere190
Pages (from-to)514-522
Number of pages9
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • COVID-19
  • Health Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Oman
  • Pandemics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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