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THE

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CLINICIAN

AMY
ARRINGTON

WHO SHE IS: Dr. Arrington is an attending physician in pediatric critical care medicine at Texas Children's
Hospital in Houston and the medical director of the facility's Special
Isolation Unit, which treats highly
contagious infectious diseases. Arrington played a key role in the design of the eight-bed unit, which
opened in October 2015 and is the
only one of its kind in the Southwest and among
the few in the United States designated just for
children. Its creation was a direct response to
the worldwide Ebola outbreak, when the state
of Texas and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention designated Texas Children's as a pediatric Ebola treatment center.

MD, PhD, medical director, Special Isolation Unit,
Texas Children's Hospital (Houston)

YEAR IN REVIEW: The Special Isolation Unit came
together in just under a year, and Arrington-
experienced in working with these highly specialized patients-was involved from the very
beginning. She was instrumental in initial concept planning, facility design, construction, and
ultimately staffing. She traveled with the rest of
the design team to other biocontainment units
in the U.S., including Nebraska Medical Center
and Emory University Hospital, early on. She
led a mid-construction patient simulation in a
scale mock-up in order to identify latent safety
threats and design needs before the construction phase was complete. This simulation identified 48 unique recommendations, 33 of which
were directly related to physical space and design. Arrington continues to oversee all training
of the hospital's special response team, leading
full patient simulation exercises four times a
year within the unit to practice safe patient care
and stay on top of the unique unit workflows.
A B O VE : Simulation

In response to the growing need
for local and national preparedness for emerging infectious diseases and biological threats,
Texas Children's recently developed a Global
Biological Preparedness department, for which
Arrington serves as section chief. The department will focus on the clinical care, research,
and education of any biological emergency, including (but not limited to) viral hemorrhagic
fevers, SARS, MERS, pandemics, or agents of
bioterrorism. She and her team also developed a
national training program focused on advanced
concepts of pediatric biocontainment, where
leaders from different organizations are able to
gain knowledge and create partnerships on a national level.

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ALLEN KRAMER/TE XAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (IS OLATION UNIT)

WHAT'S NEXT:

exercises in the mock-up
space for Texas Children's
Special Isolation Unit
R IG H T: Arrington
describes the unit's
features during the
ribbon-cutting ceremony.


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