COVID-19 

Private  physician practices can request support for COVID-19 supplies  from ESF8  (Emergency Operations) by completing and submitting the COVID-19 Emergency Request Form. 

COVID-19 Emergency Requisition Request Guidance 

COVID-19 Emergency Requisition Request 

Quick Resources

COVID-19 Hotline 1-866-779-6121

Palm Beach County 561-671-4184

American Medical Association

Florida Medical Association

Center for Disease Control


PBCMS President Larry Bush, MD provides an COVID-19 Update

COVID - 19 Update by Dr. Larry Bush.03.16.2020 

Useful Links:

 

6 Ways to Address Physician Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

TELEHEALTH

Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice (Including Getting Started, Policy, Coding and Payment) - American Medical Association

Center for Connected Health Policy - The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center

 

COVID-19 COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS - TALKING TO YOUR PATIENTS IN DIFFERENT STAGES/SITUATIONS

A VitalTalk (501c3 non-profit) Open Source Primer for Talking on COVID-19

 

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE

Current Interim CDC Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions for Healthcare Providers (CDC)

What Healthcare Personnel Caring for Confirmed or Potential COVID-19 Patients Should Know (CDC)

A Physician’s Guide to COVID-19 - American Medical Association

Technical Guidance - World Health Organization

 

MEDICAL RESOURCES ON COVID-19

New England Journal of Medicine

JAMA Network 

 

MITIGATION

Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools or Commercial Establishments Safe (CDC)

Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local Transmission (CDC)

 

COMMUNICATION RESOURCES, FACT SHEETS, POSTERS AND VIDEOS

Centers for Disease Control

Palm Beach County Department of Health


AHA, AMA and ANA send joint letter to White House on coronavirus emergency declaration

1135 Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers 
The 1135 blanket waivers are posted at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid19-emergency-declaration-health-care-providers-fact-sheet.pdf [cms.gov]. If the facility has requests for waivers that are not included on the posted list, they need to request a waiver.

Public Assistance as Category B (Non Profit)

AMA’s ROLE IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC


Expired PPE Guidance 

The below information includes guidance about expired PPE as well as guidance for using PPE during shortages. 


CDC recently posted some new resources for hospitals regarding preparedness for COVID-19 on their website that I wanted to bring to your attention. These tools are designed to aid healthcare professionals and hospitals with identifying key actions that can be taken now to enhance preparedness for potential or confirmed patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

The resources are:

  • Healthcare Providers Preparedness Checklist
  • Hospital Preparedness Tool  

Click here for online resources.  

Clinician Screening Tool for Identifying Persons Under Investigation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

2019 Novel Coronavirus and Patient Safety in the Medical Office” from the Doctors Company  

PBC Health Department COVID-19 Resource Toolkit


AZORult Trojan

A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website (corona-virus-map[dot]com). Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website. 

Please make sure to exercise caution when opening emails from outside organizations even if those organizations may seem reputable. The attachment to this email provides additional information on this threat. Information on how to identify e-mail phishing and ransomware attacks can be found at this website.


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