We’re dedicated to supporting our partners during the COVID-19 crisis so patients can continue to receive the care they need. Here are some resources we’re providing to help healthcare teams efficiently resume operations and enable access to care.

Care Pathway Strategies


  • Implementation Toolkit: Same Day Discharge PCI Program Free Medtronic Academy registration and login required. Same-day discharge reduces the amount of time a patient spends in the hospital, so it can improve both patient satisfaction and comfort--especially during today’s COVID-19 pandemic. It can also help address the backlog of elective procedures while helping reduce patient fear, drive efficiency to impact hospital economic health, and maximize virtual solutions.

Patient Management

  • Case Study: Device Clinic Overcomes Capacity Barriers to Serve New Patients Learn how a regional medical center in Michigan increased capabilities to manage patients remotely and increased device clinic capacity by 29% without additional resources.
  • Introducing the: FocusOnSM Accelerate Program for the Reveal LINQ™ Insertable Cardiac Monitoring (ICM) System Medtronic is currently offering a 120-day trial of the FocusOn Monitoring Service* that allows you to have the data from your Reveal LINQ ICM patients monitored by our certified cardiac technicians. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we believe this service can help manage social distancing, allow remote patient care where possible, and minimize burden on the healthcare system. Ask your local Medtronic sales representative for specific details regarding billing.




Medtronic FocusOnSM Monitoring Service is provided by Medtronic Monitoring Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic.

Certification provided by Cardiovascular Credentialing International


As you mobilize against the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re here to provide a comprehensive respiratory portfolio and resources that are accessible, remotely enabled, and rapidly deployable.


  • Continuously and remotely monitor patient respiratory status with the simplified Vital Sync™ Remote Monitoring Crisis Response Program.
  • Use Nellcor™ pulse oximetry and Microstream™ continuous capnography monitoring to help identify patients who1:
    – Require increased respiratory support
    – Exhibit decreased oxygen saturation and increased respiratory rate
  • Simplify the detection of early changes in respiratory status with a single number ― the Integrated Pulmonary Index™ (IPI) algorithm. The IPI combines four parameters (RR, PR, SpO2, and etCO2) from Microstream™ capnography and Nellcor™ pulse oximetry data.



  • Access our Ventilator Academy for comprehensive ventilator training and resources. These trainings help you operate our ventilators with confidence and efficiency so you can focus on achieving better patient outcomes. They can be quickly implemented to onboard staff as you work to meet the rising influx of patients.
  • Our comprehensive dialysis access portfolio supports urgent and acute start peritoneal dialysis (PD) for critical care patients.
  • Learn how to reclaim time on the Medical-Surgical floor.
  • Our consultative expertise in remote monitoring can get you up and running quickly and smoothly with simplified remote implementation.
  • Our workflow and alarm optimization services and expertise can help clinicians save valuable time.

PB980 remote access feature using Omnitool has not been cleared by the US FDA.


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educational opportunities

Explore educational resources about hospital productivity. Some content may require registration to access.

Reopening Strategies

  • June 10, 2020 – American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Webinar: Operating in the New Normal—Response and Looking Toward Recovery Free registration required. This webinar features executives from East Jefferson General Hospital and Children’s National Hospital discussing the operational and clinical aspects of their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they have influenced their strategies to re-open and recover.

Care Pathway Strategies

  • Alarm Management: Combatting Alarm Fatigue Free Medtronic Academy registration and login required. Alarm fatigue is experienced throughout multiple care environments. This resource covers factors that create alarm fatigue, methods to safely address those factors, and suggestions for developing a plan and gaining support of administration.


  • July 15, 2020 - Scientific Exchange Series: Managing AF Patients in the COVID Era Free Medtronic Academy registration and login required. This program is designed to share concepts and practices used in the management of an AF Clinic in the COVID era.
  • May 13, 2020 – Operationalizing an Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Clinic During COVID-19 Free Medtronic Academy registration and login required. In this webinar recording, Amber Seiler shares Cone Health’s experiences in operationalizing their AF clinic during COVID-19. Learn how cardiac monitoring has played a significant role and how they’ve incorporated the use of additional technology to assure optimized AF patient care.


Ventilator Use

  • Ventilator Academy Access ventilator training, curriculum, and resources aimed at helping you operate Medtronic ventilators with more confidence to help you achieve better patient outcomes.


The following resources on hospital productivity have been collected from healthcare organizations, consultancies, and other industry experts.


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Advisory Board, a membership-based consulting firm that provides best practices and strategic insight to nearly 5,000 health care organizations, is making its COVID-19 research and webinars publicly available to help you navigate the crisis via its COVID-19 Resource Page. Medtronic is a subscribing member of Advisory Board’s syndicated research programs COVID-19 Resource Page.