The purpose of this document is to provide relevant information and guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic for pharmacists and the pharmacy workforce, both in a primary care context (i.e. community pharmacies and primary healthcare facilities) and in hospital settings.
The novel coronavirus has infected hundreds of thousands of people globally and is taking
a severe toll on individuals, families, and economies as productivity drops and stock markets reflect increased global uncertainty
This document provides a sample of available baseline facts and guidance for business leaders as to critical questions to address in the immediate and near-term to ensure the continuity of their business and the safety, health, and well being of their workforce and customers
This United Nations Medical Director’s document provides guidance and tools on COVID-19
Pandemic Preparedness to ensure a consistent and coordinated public health response across the
UN System. This guidance should be adapted to local authorities’ and local WHO office’s protocols,
where available. The emerging evidence based on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and further updates
may be made to this guidance as new evidence emerges. For any questions on this document,
OSHA is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency will be issuing a series of industry-specific alerts designed to help employers keep workers safe.
In a retail pharmacy, the following tips can help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
Covid-19 has disrupted most aspects of our lives, especially providing immersive learning experiences. Simulation-based education relies on interaction with medical tools and communication with patients and clinicians. This experience is especially significant when we provide training on skills where tactile sensation and human factors related to grip, positioning, and muscle memory are needed for effective skill transfer. Distance learning and online video courses are not adequate surrogated for many of these activities.
Our goal is to keep on-site projects to a minimum for safety and to reflect Rush University and Rush University Medical Center policies and procedures related to Covid-19. The unique safety concerns for the simulation center team and our stakeholders are addressed here. These guidelines will be updated as new information becomes available, and emphasize employee and stakeholder safety. Environmental modifications, employee guidelines to support safety, and communication strategies to ensure awareness and compliance are included with these guidelines, which will require a collaborative approach from all stakeholders.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.
This guidance is intended for planning purposes. Employers and workers should use this planning guidance to help identify risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement. Additional guidance may be needed as COVID-19 outbreak conditions change, including as new information about the virus, its transmission, and impacts, becomes available.
The Texas Dental Association (TDA) respectfully requests that Texas dental practices be authorized to fully open and fully treat patients as soon as possible in accordance with the following strict infection control guidelines and office protocols which are designed to protect patients, dentists, and the members of the dental team.
These guidelines have been reviewed and approved by the Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Association of Orthodontists, Texas Society of Periodontists, and Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.