COVID-19’s impact on the future of healthcare is still unmeasurable. To help you navigate the newest regulations and information about COVID-19 and the healthcare system, we have compiled a list below of the top 10 resources for providers and facilities concerning COVID-19.

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Updated daily, the CDC provides up to date information regarding COVID-19 In the United States, including:

2. World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO is monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on a global level. New research from around the world is updated onto the site daily. Helpful articles for providers from the WHO, include:

3. American Medical Association (AMA)

The AMA has a variety of resources for clinical staff when dealing with COVID-19, including:

  • Reporting suspected COVID-19 patients and administering tests
  • Serology testing guidelines and options
  • Treatment guidelines and tips for providers caring for COVID-19 patients
  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children in association to COVID-19
  • Healthcare worker exposure guidelines
  • Prevention of COVID-19 transmission spread into communities and homes
  • For a full list of available COVID-19 resources from the AMA, click here.

4. American Hospital Association (AHA)

The AHA, comprised of more than 5,000 hospitals and 43,000 individuals, advocates for the healthcare organizations’ best interests in national healthcare policies and judicial matters. As COVID-19 surges across the nation, the AHA is formulating plans to aide healthcare workers in battling the spread. They have a variety of helpful COVID-19 resources, including:

5. Federation of State Medical Boards

The Federation of State Medical Boards is closely monitoring updates on COVID-19 and how the virus’ spread affects providers’ required documentation, such as licenses and CMEs. They have up to date protocols for physicians to reference, including:

6. National Institute of Health (NIH)

The NIH is focused on COVID-19 research and treatment options available to help confirmed COVID-19 patients feel better and to slow the spread of the virus. Resources available surrounding their goal, include:

7. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

IHI has compiled a list of resources specific to healthcare workers, hospitals, and policymakers, including resources for:

  • Internists
  • Critical care units
  • Emergency physicians
  • Palliative care specialists
  • Capacity and patient flow
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Reimbursements and coverage policies

To access these resources and more, visit the IHI website by clicking here.

8. American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)

AHLA has partnered with hotels across the nation to provide accommodations for healthcare workers in need of lodging while working as a locum tenen at an out of town facility. Resources available to healthcare workers through the AHLA Hospitality for Hope initiative include:

  • Hospitality Helps joins healthcare workers with government agencies to fulfill lodging needs
  • Making Room, a platform where healthcare workers communicate lodging needs and hotel groups meet those needs.
  • The AHLA has also partnered with the Kind Foundation to begin the Frontline Impact project, a project that connects healthcare workers in need of food, medical care, grooming products, and housing with donors from across the nation. For more information on this initiative, click here.

9. Mental Health America

The emotional and mental impact COVID-19 has on healthcare workers can limit their ability to stay focused and provide high quality care. Throughout this pandemic, it is important to remember to care for your own health while caring for the health of your patients. Mental Health America has created resources to help with this, including tools for:

  • Compassion and empathy fatigue
  • Coping with exposure fear
  • Dealing with high death rates
  • Handling toxic stress
  • Staying mentally healthy

For a full list of the tools available, click here.

10. Galaxy Medical Staffing

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we know that your dedication to patient care continues to be the most important thing. Our experienced team is a great resource for providers wanting to connect to hospitals experiencing staffing shortages due to COVID-19. As new cases emerge across the nation, we make it easy to connect you with locum assignments where you can feel fulfilled knowing you are helping communities in crisis amongst the pandemic.

 

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