- SUPPORT GROUP: Healthcare Professionals Online Support Group
Attention doctors, nurses, EMT's, paramedics and front line medical staff. We are here for you! You are not alone! Join our ProBono Telehealth Group starting now every Thursday 5:00PM - 6:00PM. Call 707-514-5812 to sign up and obtain video access code. For more information see the attachment.
- DENTAL CARE: The California Office of Oral Health has put together a list of various resources pertaining to dental care and COVID-19. Please see the attachment.
- RESOURCES FROM ACEs AWARE:
- Learn and share the facts about COVID-19 with your staff and patients to explain why the current precautions are necessary to stem the crisis. A great resource is the CDC COVID-19 FAQs for Healthcare Professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html
- Identify and respond to patients’ increased risk of stress-related health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, auto-immune disease and asthma, as well as mental and behavioral health disorders including anxiety, depression, substance use and dependence with closer monitoring of high-risk patients and supplementing usual care with strategies to buffer the stress response: https://www.acesaware.org/treat/clinical-assessment-treatment-planning/
- Understand and apply the principles of trauma-informed care, as they can help providers and staff maintain good care of patients and themselves in the face of the acute stress created by COVID-19. You can learn more at ACEs Aware Principles of Trauma-Informed Care: https://www.acesaware.org/treat/principles-of-trauma-informed-care/
- Direct your patients to tools and resources to help people deal with fear, anxiety, and stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as these ACEs Aware Self-Care tools (https://www.acesaware.org/heal/resources/?keyword=self-care&type=#resources) and the CDC coronavirus stress management online resource: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
- Reach out and check in with your patients in whatever way is possible for you and your practice. Also, encourage them to stay in contact with friends and loved ones. Though we must stay physically apart, we can still maintain our social ties as a community.
- Keep informed about all California COVID-19 activities at the new consumer-friendly websitewww.Covid19.CA.Gov and the DHCS COVID-19 response webpage: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov
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