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Information for DC Physicians Regarding COVID-19 and Coronavirus

 

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, MSDC has continuously offering information, resources, and support to physicians and the public during this critical time. COVID-19 not only has health consequences, but practice and economic consequences for the health profession.

Below are our breaking news items and evergreen resources. If you have any suggestions for content or information, email us with your suggestions.

 

Important Updates

New Guidance

Required PPE for Healthcare Facilities (10/1/21)

Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (10/1/21)

 

COVID Vaccine Mandate and CME Requirement

On September 4, DC Health sent a notice to all healthcare providers on its new COVID vaccine requirement.

On August 11, DC Health sent an email to healthcare providers on a new CME requirement on the COVID vaccine.

You can read MSDC's response to the CME requirement here.

You can see MSDC's chart of information on the CME requirement and vaccine mandate here.

Our email to members on September 7 can be seen here.

MSDC and a coalition of local healthcare organizations are creating a series of programs aimed at addressing this requirement. Below are the resources DC Health sent out to meet the 2 CME hours.

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training Modules 
https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/covid19/  
CDC 4 modules totaling: 1.75

COVID-19 Vaccination: A Communication Guide for Providers
https://yale.cloud-cme.com/course/courseoverview?P=0&EID=24141  
Yale 1.0

Vaccinating Adolescents: Injectable Vaccines
https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/covid19/videos/adolescent/adolescent.asp  
CDC .5

COVID-19 Vaccine: Practical Clinical Considerations 
https://www.acponline.org/cme-moc/online-learning-center/covid-19-vaccine-practical-clinical-considerations  
American College of Physicians 1.0

COVID-19 Vaccine: Promoting Vaccine Acceptance 
https://www.acponline.org/cme-moc/online-learning-center/covid-19-vaccine-promoting-vaccine-acceptance  
American College of Physicians 1.0

COVID-19: Vaccine Education and Debunking Myth 
https://ce.mayo.edu/online-education/content/covid-19-vaccine-education-and-debunking-myth-online-cme-course  
Mayo 1.5

COVID-19 Vaccines: Myths, Mysteries, Misinformation, Myopia and Miracles 
https://ce.mayo.edu/online-education/content/covid-19-vaccines-myths-mysteries-misinformation-myopia-and-miracles-online-cme-course  
Mayo 1.5

COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Health Care Providers
https://www.dhaj7-cepo.com/content/covid-19-vaccine-training#group-tabs-node-course-default1 
Defense Health Agency 2.0

Additional CME addressing COVID-19 vaccines 

Expert Perspective Series: Tips for Addressing Patients - FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccines
https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/950675
1.00  hours
Medscape