VDH is hosting Project ECHO COVID-19 Special Sessions for clinicians across Virginia. Information on registration, CME, and session topics can be found here.
(NEW) VDH COVID-19 Testing Algorithm (5/29/20)
(NEW) VDH Aerosol Generating Procedures and COVID-19 Infographic (5/15/20)
The Virginia Emergency Support Team (VEST) has coordinated with Amazon to ensure organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response in the Commonwealth can purchase critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) through Amazon Business on a prioritized basis. This opportunity is available to hospitals, health clinics, doctor’s offices, and other medical care providers. In order to participate in this program, a business must first sign up on Amazon Business. The link to sign up can be accessed using this url: https://business.amazon.com/en/work-with-us/healthcare/covid-19-supplies.
As with many other supply chain routes, PPE supplies through Amazon are limited depending on current demand and inbound shipments. Nevertheless, this option can serve as a prioritized source of PPE for Virginia’s medical providers that are experiencing disruptions in their normal supply chain.
There is another source for PPE that brings Virginia businesses together to both source and obtain PPE. The Virginia Manufacturer’s Association has partnered with Virginia businesses to create a website that serves as a clearinghouse for businesses seeking PPE. That site can be found at https://www.mcclungcompanies.com/.
Thank you for all that you do to keep Virginians safe while providing vital medical care. We are in this together and together we will move Virginia Forward towards reopening and recovery.
(NEW)VDH Aerosol Generating Procedures and COVID-19 Infographic (5/15/20)
CDC has released this toolkit to highlight the importance of infection prevention and control practices in outpatient dialysis facilities to slow the spread of COVID-19. The toolkit includes 3 educational videos on infection prevention, PPE, and screening and patient placement that can be viewed as a set or in segments as time allows. Staff who are having frequent patient interactions and providing direct care in outpatient hemodialysis facilities are encouraged to watch and learn more about everyday infection prevention practices, as well as some additional practices that are essential during COVID-19.