COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 Risk Resources

New and updated guidance related to COVID-19 emerges daily. We urge healthcare providers to stay alert to information regarding epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of COVID-19. We also recommend that providers remain vigilant regarding new developments and established best practices for infection prevention and control, particularly in relation to patient assessment and triage, infectious disease precautions, hand hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment, and environmental cleaning and disinfection. 

A number of resources from authoritative organizations provide detailed information for healthcare organizations and professionals: 

ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY

COVID-19 Information

The Novel Coronavirus and the Practice of Dentistry

 

ADMINISTRATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY

AHRQ COVID-19 Resources

AHRQ’s Easy-to-Understand Telehealth Consent Form

How to Obtain Consent for Telehealth

Patient Safety Primer: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Safety of Older Adults

AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER ASSOCIATION

COVID-19 Resources

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS

Checklist to Prepare Physician Offices for COVID-19

Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

COVID-19 Update/Coronavirus Update

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

Critical Updates on COVID-19

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCREDITATION OF AMBULATORY SURGERY FACILITIES

COVID-19

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CRITICAL CARE NURSES

Resources for COVID-19

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENDODONTISTS

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Policy and Practice Updates

AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY

COVID-19 HUB

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

Checklist for Healthcare Providers

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Clinical Alert

COVID-19 EngagED Forum

COVID-19 Financial Survival Guide: What You Need to Know

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS

Practice Advisory: Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for Internists

COVID-19: An ACP Physician's Guide + Resources

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

COVID-19 and Surgery: Resources for the Surgical Community

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 State Mandates and Recommendations

AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS ASSOCIATION

ADHA COVID-19 Updates for Dental Hygienists

AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION

Coronavirus

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

COVID-19 Communications Resources

Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

COVID-19: A Physician Practice Guide to Reopening

COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Resource Center for Physicians

Factsheet: State Action Related to Delay and Resumption of “Elective” Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic

Senior Physician COVID-19 Resource Guide

Special Coding Advice During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION

COVID-19 Updates for Osteopathic Physicians

AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION

Practice Guidance for COVID-19

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HEALTH CARE ENGINEERING

Top COVID-19 Resources

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HEALTH RISK MANAGEMENT

Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 Response and Perioperative Implications

AMERICAN TELEMEDICINE ASSOCIATION

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): News, Information, & Resources

ANESTHESIA PATIENT SAFETY FOUNDATION

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

 

ASSOCIATION FOR PROFESSIONALS IN INFECTION CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

COVID-19

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES

Covid-19 Clinical Guidance Repository

 

ASSOCIATION OF PERIOPERATIVE REGISTERED NURSES

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): AORN Tool Kit

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest News and Resources

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again

Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Considerations for Memory Care Units in Long-term Care Facilities

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Guidance for Dental Settings

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for Healthcare Professionals

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for Laboratories

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Interim Guidance for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Interim Guidance for Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Print Resources

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet

Infection Control: Isolation Precautions

Pandemic Planning

Sequence for Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment

Ten Ways Healthcare Systems Can Operate Effectively During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES

CMS Newsroom

Coronavirus Waivers & Flexibilities

Current Emergencies

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): FAQs and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement and Hospital Discharge

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes

Information for Healthcare Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus Illness (2019-nCoV)

Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials

Opening Up America Again: Re-Opening Facilities to Provide Non-Emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I

Prioritization of Survey Activities

Quality, Safety, & Oversight — General Information: Coronavirus

State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit: Policy Considerations for States Expanding Use of Telehealth (COVID-19 Version)

Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes

CORONAVIRUS.GOV

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 HEALTH LITERACY PROJECT

Fact Sheets in 30+ Languages

COVID EXIT STRATEGY

How We Reopen Safely

DR. BICUSPID

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): What Dental Practitioners Need to Know

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

COVID-19 Information Page

ECRI INSTITUTE

COVID-19 Outbreak Preparedness Center

COVID-19 Resources for Aging Care

FEDERATION OF STATE MEDICAL BOARDS

COVID-19

HCPRO

Coronavirus and Pandemic Response

I-PASS PATIENT SAFETY INSTITUTE

COVID-19 Response: A No-Cost I-PASS Handoff Template

INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

Unprecedented Solutions for Extraordinary Times: Helping Long-Term Care Settings Deal With the COVID-19 Pandemic

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

COVID-19: Resource Center

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH METICS AND EVALUATION

COVID-19 Projections

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT

Tackling High-Priority COVID-19 Challenges for Nursing Homes

INSTITUTE FOR SAFE MEDICATION PRACTICES

COVID-19 Resources

INTERNATIONAL LONG-TERM CARE POLICY NETWORK

LTC Responses to COVID-19

 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE

Patient Safety Recommendations for COVID-19 Epidemic Outbreak: Lessons From the Italian Experience

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY & MEDICINE

Coronavirus Resource Center

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

LEADING AGE

Coronavirus Resources

LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS

Kit de Recursos Para el Covid-19

 

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information in Spanish

MEDICAID.GOV

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

MEDICAL GROUP MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

COVID-19 Resource Center

NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) News and Resources

Resources to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTHCARE QUALITY

COVID-19 Resource Center

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

LitCOVID

NEJM CATALYST

Best Practices for a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Health Systems

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

ORGANIZATION FOR SAFETY, ASEPSIS AND PREVENTION

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Toolkit

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION

COVID-19: Communication Materials (English, Spanish, Portuguese)

POLICY & MEDICINE

50 State Health Department COVID-19 Resources for Patients and Healthcare Providers

SMART TRAINING

CoronaVirus (COVID-19) (training module for dental practices)

SOCIETY FOR MATERNAL • FETAL MEDICINE

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Pregnancy: What Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialists Need to Know

SOCIETY OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

COVID-19 ICU Preparedness Checklist

Emergency Resources: COVID-19

THE CENTER FOR HEALTH DESIGN

COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Facilities and Designers

Infection Control Toolbox

THE CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVERS

COVID-19 Patient Infographics by Language

THE HASTINGS CENTER

Ethics Resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT

Recommendations for PPE Conservation: Restrict, Reduce, Re-Use

WIHI: Improvement and Innovation in Times of Crisis

THE JOINT COMMISSION

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

THE LANCET

COVID-19 Resource Centre

THE LEAPFROG GROUP

COVID-19 Informational Video Series

THE PHYSICIANS FOUNDATION

The Telehealth Initiative

 

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMATIC STRESS

Coronavirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Optimizing Medication Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Implementation Guide for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics (CHIME)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Civil Rights and COVID-19

COVID-19: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease

COVID-19 & HIPAA Bulletin Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During a Nationwide Public Health Emergency

COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit: Resources for Healthcare Decision-Makers Responding to COVID-19 Workforce Concerns

Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness — A Decision Tool: Overview

Emergency Situations: Preparedness, Planning, and Response

HHS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

COVID-19 and HIPAA: Disclosures to Law Enforcement, Paramedics, Other First Responders and Public Health Authorities

Office of Inspector General COVID-19 Portal

TRACIE: Novel Coronavirus Resources

Waiver or Modification of Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Coronavirus Resources

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies — Letter to Healthcare Providers

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Training: Online Training

If you have specific clinical or risk management questions, please contact your MedPro Patient Safety & Risk Consultant at 800.463.3776.