Medtronic, Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA), and various Minnesota health systems collaborated to adopt an enhanced traffic control bundling (eTCB) model that you can use to help your hospital system augment infection containment strategies and personal protective equipment conservation during both the COVID-19 surge and recovery stages.


If you’re interested in adopting this eTCB model in your facility, we recommend reviewing the following materials in this order:

1. Watch the TCB and implementation overview video.

Provides an overview of the TCB model and collaborative problem solving.

2. Review the TCB implementation use case presentation.

pdf Review of Traffic Control Bundling (.pdf)

Walk through a use case for implementing the Traffic Control Bundling Model.



3. Use the implementation guide to enact the TCB model in your hospital system.

pdf TCB Implementation Guide and Checklist (.pdf)

This comprehensive guide includes implementation action steps and hospital checklist.



4. Use the TCB signage templates to customize signage at each facility.

pptx TCB and Implementation Model Signage Templates (.pptx)

These customizable signage templates help facilitate directional, informational, and personal protective equipment (PPE) communications.



5. Watch the webinar.

Learn how one emergency practice and hospital collaborated to adopt an enhanced traffic control bundling (eTCB) model to augment current surge planning, infection containment, and personal protective equipment (PPE) conservation.

6. Read this article that summarizes the eTCB containment project.

Containing SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals facing finite PPE, limited testing, and physical space variability: Navigating resource constrained enhanced traffic control bundling

Authored by the Medtronic healthcare consultants who led the original eTCB containment project and presented by Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, this article summarizes the strategies used and presents post-implementation infection rates of healthcare workers who were the focus of the work.