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Looking for more, credible information on how to approach COVID-19 as a public health professional? We’ve got some resources for you below. As we continue to find scientific resources and responses from national health organizations, we’ll amplify for you here.
- Free, one hour webinar on COVID-19 for kids. What Every Kid Needs to Know about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) webinar. The target audience are elementary and middle school children, parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, school administrators. Content is age-appropriate and medically accurate for 5-13-year-olds. Please visit the below link to register and go to Webinar Registration. http://anthonyjsantella.com/
- ADA Morning Huddle —A Resource for the Latest COVID-19 News. The ADA knows that every dentist’s number one priority right now is protecting their patients, dental team and their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning tomorrow, the ADA Morning Huddle will be devoted to bringing you the latest news and information on the situation to help you stay informed, support you as a health care professional and help you answer your patients’ questions. Please visit the ADA’s COVID-19 Resource Center at ADA.org/virus
- OSHA Issues Coronavirus Guidance For Health Care Providers. To prepare workplaces for COVID-19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new guidance for health care providers. The guidance is consistent with recommendations from the Centers for Control and Disease Prevention, according to an alert from OSHA.
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emerging and Future Challenges for Dental and Oral Medicine. The epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), originating in Wuhan, China, has become a major public health challenge for not only China but also countries around the world. The World Health Organization announced that the outbreaks of the novel coronavirus have constituted a public health emergency of international concern. As of February 26, 2020, COVID-19 has been recognized in 34 countries, with a total of 80,239 laboratory-confirmed cases and 2,700 deaths. Infection control measures are necessary to prevent the virus from further spreading and to help control the epidemic situation. Due to the characteristics of dental settings, the risk of cross-infection can be high between patients and dental practitioners. For dental practices and hospitals in areas that are (potentially) affected with COVID-19, strict and effective infection control protocols are urgently needed. This article, based on our experience and relevant guidelines and research, introduces essential knowledge about COVID-19 and nosocomial infection in dental settings and provides recommended management protocols for dental practitioners and students in (potentially) affected areas. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0022034520914246
Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies – Letter to Healthcare Providers. For surgical masks and gowns, the FDA recommends that healthcare providers follow these strategies based on the supply needs of their healthcare organization. Gowns that are ANSI/AAMI PB70 Level 1 and 2 barrier protection are considered non-surgical isolation gowns. Gowns that have ANSI/AAMI PB70 Level 3 and 4 barrier protection and/or can be used for a sterile procedure are considered surgical gowns or surgical isolation gowns. See more here.
- New England Journal of Medicine Offers Free Articles on COVID-19. A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary. All Journal content related to the Covid-19 pandemic is freely available. View the collection on their website here.
As more resources on COVID-19 and other emerging public health topics come our way, we’ll push them out to you.
Post authored by:
Annaliese Cothron | Executive Director
The American Institute of Dental Public Health