COVID-19 Resource Center

Overview

Overview

The nation is now in the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the virus is still spreading, hope comes in the form of vaccines. These aggregated resources are intended to help PAs answer patient questions about vaccines and stay up to date on the prevention, treatment, and the acute and chronic management of the virus. These trends will have continued significance in the months and years ahead especially as all providers work to manage the short-term and long-term sequelae of COVID-19 and associated comorbidities.

Vaccine Confidence

Vaccine Confidence

CDC – COVID-19 Vaccination Communication

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Diverse Communities Webinar
 

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Are your decisions impacted by what’s expected of you? Most likely!

People aren’t always rational. How we make decisions, including those about our health, are influenced by many factors, including what is expected of us and what others like us do. This short animated video highlights how defaults and social norms can be used to help us think about vaccination decisions differently.

Are your decisions influenced by thrilling headlines? Probably!

We often judge how frequently something happens by how easily we remember seeing or hearing about it. What we can recall seems more likely than what we can’t recall. This short animated video demonstrates how we can focus people’s attention on the right side of the vaccination story.

Are the decisions you made today based on the experiences you had yesterday? Chances are!

Memories of unpleasant experiences are primarily based on how “bad”, “terrible”, and “disagreeable” they were at their worst moments and at the end of the experience. This short animated video illustrates how we can improve the experience of vaccinations to increase the odds of having patients return the next time.

Clinical

Clinical

Federal Agencies

CDC – Information for Healthcare Professionals

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus Resources for Health Professionals

Drug Enforcement Administration COVID-19 Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Therapeutics

CDC – Information for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Guidance from the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center

HHS Provider’s Guide to Treatment

Information on Therapeutics & Interventions from the Infectious Disease Society of America

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments in Long Term Care Settings

Sanford Guide for COVID-19

Treatment Guidelines from the National Institutes of Health

CDC – Clinical Care Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Testing

CDC Guidance on Antibody Testing

 

Behavioral Health

American Psychological Association Information & Resources

CDC – Guidance – Managing Stress During the Coronavirus

 

Comorbidities and Special Populations

Cardiovascular Guidance from ACC

CDC – Guidance – People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions

Gastroenterology Guidance from American Gastroenterological Association

Hematology Guidance from American Society of Hematology

Nephrology Guidance from American Society of Nephrology

Obstetric Guidance from American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Pediatric Guidance from American Academy of Pediatrics

Psychiatric Guidance from American Psychological Association

Pulmonary Guidance from American Thoracic Society

Oncology Guidance from ASCO

Rheumatology Guidance from American College of Radiology

 

Public Health Resources

American Public Health Association

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (outbreak map)

National Association of County Health Officials – Directory of Local Health Departments

 

Medical Journals

Annals of Internal Medicine Coronavirus content

JAAPA: COVID-19 Resources & Tools

JAMA Network COVID-19 collection

NEJM Collection of COVID-19 Publications

The Lancet’s COVID-19 Resource Centre

The New England Journal of Medicine’s collection of articles on COVID-19

Articles

Articles

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PAs Recognized as Vital to Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

An amendment to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act declaration reaffirms PAs are instrumental in the national fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and are recognized by the Federal government as essential to vaccination efforts through increased vaccination authorization.

PAs Who Got Vaccine Implore Others to Stand with Healthcare Community

Four PAs on the front lines of the pandemic share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. They have witnessed unimaginable loss this year, and implore us all to stand with the healthcare community and get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Four Emergency Medicine PAs Share Reasons for Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

As the first vaccines roll out to healthcare workers around the country, four emergency medicine PAs share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine, talk about how they address vaccine hesitancy with their patients, and share some of their frontline experiences.

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AAPA Joins Coalition to Advocate for Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

AAPA has joined more than 60 other organizations in support of the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project to help inspire vaccine confidence in communities. The Project will encourage adherence to robust regulatory review of COVID-19 vaccines.

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CMS Releases 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Rule

As part of the final 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) permanently authorized PAs to supervise clinical staff who perform diagnostic tests for Medicare beneficiaries.

Additional Resources

Additional Resources