CORONAVIRUS UPDATES AND RESOURCES FOR CU GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

Dear Colleagues,

At the university of Colorado GME Programs, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and admiration to all of our Residents, Fellows, Faculty and Staff who are working diligently to care for our community and each other. We are working to protect our GME community through the Coronavirus pandemic while they care for our increasing number of COVID-19 patients throughout our GME affiliated hospitals.

To our outside community, please help our doctors by staying home to help slow and suppress the spread of this unforgiving virus. COVID-19 does not discriminate against age, gender, race, religion or socioeconomic status. Everyone is a potential patient or carrier. We’re counting on you to help us help you.

Warmest regards,

Carol M. Rumack, MD

Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for ACGME

 

CU MED COVID-19 Adult Ambulatory Provider Guidelines

For GME Residents and Fellows, refer to the COVID testing and return-to-work guidelines specific to the hospital where you are currently training.  Follow SOM guidelines for any away rotations or rotations at an SOM facility.

Recommendations for adjusting practice patterns to preserve PPE

Best Practices for Program Directors - Updated 3/24/2020

COVID Champions

 

 

 

This section will continue to be updated as resources are made available.


CU Anschutz Medical Campus Updates and Resources

Project Lift 

The idea behind Project LIFT is simple - as a resident or fellow, life was hard before COVID19. And now you have to stand in line to get into a grocery store while wearing a mask and pray they haven’t run out of what you need! That’s where your community wants to step in. 

Hotel/Housing Resources


Student Childcare Volunteers

Coordinated by CU Anschutz Medical Students - The guidelines linked below will instruct faculty/residents on the process to obtain a student volunteer for childcare. Please use the google spreadsheet, also linked below, to coordinate services.

Colorado Emergency Childcare Collaborative

Emergency program meant to target and serve the children of the employees who are most essential to containing and treating the virus and protecting our most vulnerable populations. Information and application at https://covidchildcarecolorado.com/.

The program covers:

  • Health care providers and staff
  • Public safety
  • Staff supporting critically at-risk populations


Childcare Resources- Gathered by Department of Pediatrics

Nanno.com

https://www.nanno.com/invitations/anschutz

ABC Nannies/College Sitters

$29.95/hour (no registration fee); 4-hour minimum

Call 303-321-3866 (M-F 8-4) for a consult, complete an online information sheet, and get matched with a sitter

NannyPoppinz

1-877-262-6694

$40/day agency fee + $15/hour for 1 kid, up to $18/hour for 4 kids

Kiddieupnannies

https://www.kiddieupnannies.com/

Care.com

Connects parents with care providers on an as-needed or ongoing basis.

Urbansitter.com:

Browse and interview sitters within Colorado.

ChildCare Aware of America:

Provides local resources and information on child care for a variety of individual needs.

Nextdoor

Use the social network in your neighborhood to find a care provider

OpenAir Academy @ Stanley Marketplace
Phone: 303-366-0962
Area Director: Stacey Shields - sshields@openairacademy.com

 

Other ideas

Reach out to your network of neighbors, spouses working from home already, teachers who may be out of school, and community resources such as churches, daycares or camp programs that may already be scheduled for spring break.

Health Care Provider Well-Being During COVID-19

Resident Mental Health Clinic - Telehealth

Student and Resident Mental Health will be transitioning to telehealth appointments.  They will still be accepting "walk-ins", but Residents will need to call the front desk at 303-724-4716 to request a telehealth appointment with Mandy or another available clinician. Residents can also reach out to me directly at 303-579-5748 or via email at Rachel.Davis@CUAnschutz.edu.

For urgent concerns after-hours, on weekends, or on holidays:

  • Call 303-370-9127 for the on-call psychiatry attending

 COVID-19 Care Line for Physicians   (Care Line) at 720-810-9131

Free Meditation Resources

  • Prompted by COVID-19, many meditation apps are offering free content to help individuals cope with anxiety. A few examples:

Online Fitness Services

  • Even as gyms and fitness centers close due to COVID-19 many are offering free online resources so you can stay healthy at home!