COVID-19 Update – April 8, 2020
As of April 8, there are 634 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alameda County and 15 deaths (including City of Berkeley information). As of April 7, there are 442 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Contra Costa County and 7 deaths. Please check  www.accma.org/COVID-19  for the latest updates.
TODAY'S WEBINARS  

N95. PAPRS, Surgical Masks, and Scarves: Updates from the Front Lines
Presented by the American College of Medical Toxicology
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | Noon – 1:00 PM | FREE

Certified Safety Professional and Industrial Hygienist Dr. Joseph A. Cocciardi will give an overview of standard Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), status and availability, and discuss alternative tools for protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Wiegand, MD, FACMT, will provide a brief presentation on PPE in Addiction Treatment Settings. The webinar will also include updates from the front lines featuring doctors from Tehran, Iran; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Newark, New Jersey. Click here to register.

Telehealth 101: Getting Started (Part 1 of 6-part series)
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM | FREE

Get practical tips on choosing a technology platform that is right for your practice. Learn about how the right telehealth technology can save you and your staff valuable time in set up, onboarding, and patient flow. Set the right expectations about what telehealth can and cannot do. Find out best practices for launching your telehealth service fast. To register for this webinar, please click here . This is the first part in a 6-part  ACCMA Telehealth/Telemedicine series.

COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
Presented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1:30 – 2:30 PM | FREE

Please join CMS for a call on COVID-19 in Nursing Homes. CMS leadership will provide updates on the agency’s latest guidance, and leaders in the field will share best practices with their peers. To register, click here , or simply join the meeting with information below.

Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820
Conference ID: 6798274 
Tips for Physicians to Protect Themselves and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
Click here for tips on what to do before going to work, at work, and after work/coming home to protect yourself and your family. Tips include how to create a hot zone (contaminated area) near your home entrance and how to take care of your skin. Courtesy of the TPMG Diablo Health and Wellness Team.
Complimentary Peer Discussion Groups
 
RechargedMD is offering ACCMA members complimentary online peer discussion groups specifically for physicians. With the guidance of a certified coach, physicians can receive and offer support, as well as learn from one another. Small groups will meet beginning on April 25 for 45 minutes per week for three facilitated sessions. Go to rechargedmd.com/covid19support .
ACCMA Resources Toolkit
 
The ACCMA has put together a free toolkit of resources that address the day-to-day needs of East Bay physicians of all career stages and in all modes of practice, from food and grocery delivery services to exercises that can be done at home. Click here to access and download the toolkit.
Questions/Concerns?  

Please contact ACCMA at 510-654-5383 or  accma@accma.org with any questions or concerns you have. Although we may not currently have an immediate answer to all questions, we want to know the information and resources that you need to continue to provide care for our community during this difficult time.  
 
This information will also be posted online at www.accma.org/COVID-19 and will be updated frequently. Please check the ACCMA website regularly for updates.