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Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (Update March 29, 2020)

https://www.cahiim.org/ CAHIIM updates from their Town Hall webinar meeting on 3/27/20: Access for students to complete 40 hours of Professional Practice Experience (PPE) is a challenge for many programs due to COVID-19. Professional Practice Experience (PPE) can be completed with some virtual, rigorous assignments and will need some review or oversight by HIM professionals. …

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COVID-19 Training Resources

World Health Organizations OpenWHO is WHO’s a new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders. https://openwho.org/ Some Topics: Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) Treatment  COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners  Clinical…

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Masks: 3D and Home sewn

This is information is posted for interest only. HWI does not endorse any particular maks, specifications or pattern.  It is advised to contact your local health department or hospital.     Article: A cluster-randomized trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

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In The News

MSN News - March 27, 2020 1,000-Bed Navy Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Arrives At Port Of LA Oregon BRN - March 27, 2020 OSBN Information Regarding COVID-19  Letter to Nursing Program Directors Enewspaper.sandiegouniontribune.com - March 27, 2020 Amid outbreak, state may be giving up 10K nurse prospects ralaw.com - March 26, 2020 Ohio General Assembly Passes Emergency Legislation in Response…

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Southern California hospitals have immediate needs for staff

Priority Workforce Job Portal The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) has created a portal for prioritizing workforce needs with southern California hospitals.  There are many job listings for Registered Nurses, Student Nurses, and unlicensed personnel who would like to make a positive impact during the Covid-19 emergency. Expect the list to grow…

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Biotech and Life/ Lab Sciences Information (Updated 3/28/2020)

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory Guidance During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Updated March 26, 2020)  QSO-20-21-CLIA   POSTED 3/25/2020 Laboratory Field Services https://www.cdph.ca.gov/LFS Dear Laboratory Directors and Managers, The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) expects that many CLIA-certified laboratories qualified to perform high complexity testing are eligible to test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,…

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California State Governor’s Office Information Updates March 24 2020

Information from the Office of the California State Governor Latest news updates https://covid19.ca.gov/latest-news/ Twitter: Office of the Governor of California @CAgovernor Official Twitter of the Office of the Governor of California Gavin Newsom. #CaliforniaForAll For the latest #COVID19 TUNE IN: Governor @GavinNewsom will visit the@Bloom_Energy ventilator refurbishing site today with San Jose Mayor@sliccardo Watch live at approximately…

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Professional Development Training Resources

Let's Talk Patient Safety: Reducing HAI Transmission Risk This activity shows healthcare professionals how germs can spread throughout the healthcare setting when infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations are not followed. The training helps participants identify infection risks and consistently apply IPC best practices to stop the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)…

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Reduced Cost or Free Internet Access (Updated 3/25/2020)

Reduced Cost or Free Internet Access March 25, 2020 CHARTER EXPANDS FREE 60-DAY SPECTRUM BROADBAND INTERNET & WIFI OFFER TO INCLUDE EDUCATORS WHO ARE NEW SPECTRUM SUBSCRIBERS Flyer   Corporate Resources for Higher Ed Going Online During COVID-19 See list of providers and resources    As California Community Colleges move classes and services online, access to reliable internet service…

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K-12 Resources for alternate instruction

STEAM Powered Family Virtual Dissections and Labs – Save yourself the mess and stress Dissections. Does the word make you cringe? Feel a little sick to your stomach? Fill you with dread? For many reasons dissections can cause concerns for educators, but they are a very important part of a child’s education. Understanding…

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