COVID-19 Update 6/19/2020

COVID-19 Update | June 19, 2020
We have included a 3-minute video tutorial on LearningCE, how to access online education, and where you can find courses, webinars, podcasts, and additional resources pertinent to the pandemic.
Important Highlights

*POSTPONED* SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Round 12
The next SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall originally scheduled for June 21 at 3:00 pm ET has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 28th due to Father's Day. Happy Father's Day!

Federal Agency News, Guidance, and Guidelines
Occupational Health
Special Settings and Populations
Testing and Cases
Incident Management
SHEA Education and Events
SHEA Podcast: We’re All in this Together: COVID-19 Allies in Infection Prevention 

Episodes Available Now:
  • Dialysis in a Crisis with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • Anesthesiology During a Pandemic with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
  • Knowledge Sharing with the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Collaborating with National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
  • Partnering with Pharmacy with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Challenges from Presentations to Diagnosis with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
SHEA Rapid Response Podcast: COVID-19 Update: What We Know Now 
Podcast episodes will launch every Thursday. Each week's episode will include a summary of important news items, medical literature and guidelines, and a discussion around the latest and most important questions surrounding the pandemic. 
Episodes Available Now: 
  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Environment of Care & PPE
  • Surge Planning & Testing
  • Diagnostic Testing, Part 1
  • PPE: Conservation & Shortages
  • Diagnostic Testing, Part 2
  • Involving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
  • Advocacy around COVID-19
  • PPE: Getting Resourceful with No Resources
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Tracing Contacts
  • Answers to Town Hall Questions
  • Staff Policies
  • Overuse and Misuse of Antibiotics During COVID-19
  • Antibody Testing
  • NHSN Response to COVID-19
  • Reopening Ambulatory Practices
  • A "Quick Implementation Guide" 7-worksheet Excel file (xls download) with self-populating worksheets to apply implementation concepts and approaches by SHEA members to individual circumstances.
  • List of guidelines and statements from other organizations for insight into stakeholders’ points-of-view. Not comprehensive; not vetted or endorsed by SHEA.  
SHEA Rapid Response Webinars 
  • Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall 1-11
  • *POSTPONED* SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Round 12
Event Announcements
Webinar Series - Respirators for Health Care Personnel Use during COVID-19 Pandemic  
June 23, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
FDA, CDC, NIOSH, and OSHA will host the second webinar in the webinar series on the topic of Importing Respirators for Health Care Personnel Use during COVID-19 Pandemic.
Speakers: John R. Powers, Jr., John Verbete
Trade Press & Journal Articles
ICHE Coronavirus and COVID-19 Article Collection 
The editors of ICHE have created a page for on the ICHE web site for COVID-19 related articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor. All COVID-19 manuscripts in their accepted form are freely available here. Check back frequently for updates.
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