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March 11, 2020

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
WHO Daily Situation Report COVID-19
What Healthcare Personnel Should Know about Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection
COVID-19 Response News Alert: CMS Issues Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Medicare Providers
Maine's Weekly Influenza Report
Postponement of 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy on March 30th
Invitations To Respond to the 2020 Census To Be Delivered March 12-20
Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Tuesday, March 17th
State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Register now for Revealing a Path Forward: Maine's Annual Conference on Problem Gambling - March 27th
Targeted Basic Skills Training: Addressing Nicotine and Tobacco Use through Prevention, Policy and Treatment Initiatives - March 31st
April 10th: Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention 2020
Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center
Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
Physician - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 
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WHO Daily Situation Report COVID-19

[From WHO.org]

Please find the link to the latest Daily situation report for COVID-19:  https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200310-sitrep-50-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=55e904fb_2 

PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE 

• To view all technical guidance documents regarding COVID-19, please go to this webpage

• OpenWHO is an interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. COVID-19 courses can be found here. WHO has developed online courses on the following topics: 

1. A general introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronaviruses; 

2. Critical Care of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections; 

3. Health and safety briefing for respiratory diseases; 

4. Infection Prevention and Control for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); 

5. COVID-19 Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response. 

• WHO has prepared a disease commodity package that includes an essential list of biomedical equipment, medicines and supplies necessary to care for patients with 2019-nCoV. 

• WHO has provided recommendations to reduce risk of transmission from animals to humans. 

• WHO has published an updated advice for international traffic in relation to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV. 

 

 

 

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