- COVID-19 Updates
- Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library
- LitCovid from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
- WHO - World Health Organization
- NCBI Databases Global Search COVID-19 results
- American Medical Association COVID-19 Guidance
- California Medical Association
- Johns Hopkins COVID-19 World Interactive Map
- University of Washington Medicine COVID-19 Resource Site
- ECRI HRC Alerts
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CMA Required Training & Resources re COVID-19 Vaccines
December 18, 2020
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
the 15 minute training module CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training,
as well as reviewing the CDC’s 2020 Vaccine Storage and Handling instructions.
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.
CMA CME Team
The Joint Commission COVID Community Prevalence Dashboard
Topos COVID-19 Project
Some useful vintage advertisements and posters that encourage social distancing
COVID Vaccines - What You Need to Know
COVID-19 Article Sites
COVID-19 RSS Feed
COVID-19 Additional Resources
Your Allen Santell Memorial Medical Library has created an information guide with trustworthy sources of information regarding the COVID-19 (aka novel coronavirus) situation. We will continue to monitor informationsources for this virus and update the information guide as appropriate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Joint Commission public_statement_on_masks_from_home.pdf