COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers

 

 

WI DHS COVID-19 Webpage for Long-Term Care Facilities

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/ltc.htm

 

COVID-19: FAQs on Health Privacy

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/privacy.htm

 

DHS Updated Recommendations for COVID-19 Specimen Collection

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02621.pdf

  

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons with COVID-19 (UPDATED 3/24/20)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html

 

Interim Infection Prevention & Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (3/24/20) 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html

 

Tips for Disaster Responders - Understanding Compassion Fatigue

https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma14-4869.pdf

 

 Memo COVID-19 Visitation and Long-Term Care Communities (3/20/20) 

http://longtermcare.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=28877&locid=123

  

COVID-19 Health Alert #2: Recommendations for Active Symptom Monitoring for Employees in Health Care Settings where Community Transmission of COVID-19 is Occurring 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDHS/bulletins/2824782

 

Strategies for Optimizing the Supple of PPE

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/index.html

 

Information for Dental Health Care Professionals: What You Need to Know about COVID-19 (3/20/20) 

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/memos/communicable-diseases/2020-14.pdf

 

Important Guidance for Infection Prevention & Control of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities (REVISED 3/20/20)

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/memos/communicable-diseases/2020-16.pdf

 

CDC Interim Guidance Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/hcp-return-work.html

  

Urgent Update - Prioritization of COVID-19 Testing for Hospitalized Patients. The WI State Lab of Hygiene and City of Milwaukee Health Dept can no Longer Process Low Priority Tests in a Timely Manner (3/17/20)

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/memos/communicable-diseases/2020-09.pdf

 

DHS recommendations for prevention of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities. These recommendations apply to facilities caring for patients who are elderly and/or have chronic medical conditions placing them at high risk of severe complications of COVID-19. (3/13/20)

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/memos/communicable-diseases/2020-07.pdf

 

Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf

 

DHS webinar recording for long term care facilities (3/9/20)

https://livestream.com/accounts/14059632/events/9034343/videos/202751527

 

Steps to Prepare 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/steps-to-prepare.html 

 

Interim Guidance

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/guidance-hcf.html

 

Long Term Care Facilities

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html

 

Don and Doff PPE

https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf

 

Respirator Seal Check

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-130/pdfs/2018-130.pdf

 

Infection Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/infection-control.html

 

Hierarchy

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hierarchy/default.html

 

PPE Supply

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/healthcare-supply-ppe.html#respirator-supply-strategies

 

FAQs for Healthcare Providers 

Do healthcare providers need a PUI number to move forward with testing? 

  • No

 

Do healthcare systems need to contact their local health department when testing a patient? 

  • Yes, healthcare systems who are testing are required to contact the health department.