COVID-19Surge is a spreadsheet-based software that hospital directors and public well being officers can use to estimate the surge in demand for hospital-based companies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A person of COVID-19Surge can produce estimates of the variety of COVID-19 sufferers that should be hospitalized, the quantity requiring ICU care, and the quantity requiring ventilator assist. The person can then evaluate these estimates with hospital capability, utilizing both current capability or estimates of expanded capability.
With COVID-19Surge, customers outline the inhabitants within the hospital “catchment space” or native jurisdiction. The person additionally enters the variety of circumstances so far, and the obtainable hospital sources (non-ICU beds, ICU beds, and mechanical ventilators). Customers can assess as much as three neighborhood mitigation methods concurrently and evaluate the impacts on hospital sources versus a “no intervention” state of affairs.
Can COVID-19Surge be used to precisely estimate the affect of COVID-19?
The numbers generated via COVID-19Surge are estimates. They DO NOT replicate what’s going to truly happen throughout the pandemic. Quite, they’re estimates for a given set of situations. COVID-19Surge needs to be used to plan and put together a response to a surge in demand for hospital-based sources because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can customers change the enter variables?
Sure. While you obtain and open the COVID-19Surge, all inputs are pre-populated with numbers and estimates based mostly on printed sources. Customers can change the values within the software that greatest illustrate the scenario of their jurisdiction. Additional, we encourage customers to vary enter values and discover the affect of assorted situations. Explanations are offered within the accompanying handbook.
COVID-19Surge makes use of the Home windows* working system (Microsoft Home windows 2010 or larger) and Excel (Microsoft Workplace 2013 or larger). The total performance of COVID-19Surge is supported within the desktop model of Microsoft Workplace® for Home windows. Some performance will not be obtainable in Microsoft Workplace for Macs or within the browser model of Workplace 365.
*Microsoft Home windows and Workplace are copyrighted merchandise produced by Microsoft Company, WA. The usage of commerce names and business sources is for identification solely and doesn’t suggest endorsement by the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies.
Obtain the Recordsdata
We advocate downloading and saving the COVID-19Surge spreadsheet to your pc, then open the spreadsheet out of your pc. This can permit the spreadsheet to open in Excel as a substitute of your internet browser.
Load, Begin, and Navigation
Open the COVID-19Surge spreadsheet and click on the field on the high of the doc that claims, “Allow Macros,” or “Allow Content material” (relying on model of Excel getting used). After enabling macros, click on the “Begin” button on the duvet web page to begin navigating the software. In case you encounter any points, contact HEMU@cdc.gov with a topic line [COVID-19Surge tool inquiry].