CMA Required Training & Resources re COVID-19 Vaccines

December 18, 2020

Dear Provider:

The California Medical Association is asking for all clinicians to review the required training and resources regarding handling and administering the COVID-19 Vaccines.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is recommending all providers and staff handling and administering COVID-19 vaccines take

Additional resources can be found on the CDPH website: Required Training and Resources.

California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the California Medical Association (CMA) are hosting a monthly and virtual grand rounds series on the evolution and management of COVID-19 patients.  The next session will be held January 19, 2021 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm.  Previous session recordings and registration information can be found at covidroundsca.org.

Sincerely,

CMA CME Team

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Access to COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Primer
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Major Journal Article Publisher Content (now open from EBSCO)
The EBSCO Health team has aggregated public and proprietary content from government agencies and publishers to create a resource portal that spans our collective knowledge on Coronavirus. Our goal is to support health care providers and leaders in their work related to combating COVID-19, and we will continue to gather and develop tools and resources to help in this difficult time.
Links to International, federal, and state agencies’ sites (provided from EBSCO)
The EBSCO Health team has aggregated public and proprietary content from government agencies and publishers to create a resource portal that spans our collective knowledge on Coronavirus. Our goal is to support health care providers and leaders in their work related to combating COVID-19, and we will continue to gather and develop tools and resources to help in this difficult time.
2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know
This document is authored by HealthStream. As this is an ever-evolving disaster due to new findings and data and availability of resources, so refer to the CDC website for detailed information when you need it.

The Joint Commission COVID Community Prevalence Dashboard

COVID Community Prevalence Dashboard

This interactive dashboard is intended to provide some insight into the factors that The Joint Commission considers when evaluating community COVID prevalence. Users can select a specific state and county to assess current COVID incident rates and trends.

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Topos COVID-19 Project


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Some useful vintage advertisements and posters that encourage social distancing

1918  from the Temple  University Library Collection

1918 from the Temple University Library Collection

c. 1960’s

c. 1960’s

c. 1920’s

c. 1920’s

c. 1940’s

c. 1940’s

WW2 poster UK

WW2 poster UK

From Archives  New Zealand’s  health poster  collection.   This poster was  produced in the  1950’s

From Archives New Zealand’s health poster collection. This poster was produced in the 1950’s.

COVID-19 Article Sites

COVID-19 Journal Articles by Specialty
Recommended COVID-19 evidence-based resources from the Research Lead Librarian from Hunter-Rice Health Science Library at Samaritan Medical Center, in Watertown, NY. This will be updated frequently.
COVID-19 Evidence Alerts
COVID-19 Evidence Alerts is a McMaster Premium LiteratUre Service (PLUSTM) service from the Health Information Research Unit (HiRU) at McMaster University, the "cradle" of Evidence-Based Medicine. COVID-19 Evidence Alerts alerts users to current best evidence for clinical care of people with threatened, suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection. It is updated every weekday as evidence reports are published in all journals included in MEDLINE. Reports are critically appraised for scientific merit, and those with acceptable scientific merit are appraised for relevance and importance by frontline clinicians.

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ECRI COVID-19 and Medical Devices: Safe Respirator Usage When Supplies Are Short

COVID-19 DIY Masks

There have been many requests for patterns for DIY face masks and other personal protection equipment.  

The CDC has reported the following:  (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html)

Healthcare Personnel use of homemade masks:
In settings where facemasks are not available, Healthcare pesonnel (HCP) might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered personal protection equipment (PPE), since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face.

Here is a collection of patterns that crafters and healthcare organizations have put on the Internet.  There is no recommended version with evidence support; nevertheless, here is what has been offered.  If you have any suggestions, please send them to asmlibrary@natividad.com and I will post them on this website.

Thank you and remember:  wash your hand and practice social distancing.  

 

UPDATE:  The Joint Commission just released a Statement on Use of Face Masks Brought From Home.  PDF iconJoint Commission public_statement_on_masks_from_home.pdf

 

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