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COVID-19 Outpatient Resources
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June 5, 2020

Topic Collection: COVID-19 Outpatient Resources

This Topic Collection focuses on plans, tools, templates, and other immediately implementable resources to help with COVID-19 preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts, focusing on outpatient settings.

Please refer to CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage for the most up-to-date clinical guidance on COVID19 outbreak management.

If you have COVID-19 best or promising practices, plans, tools, or templates to share with your peers, please visit the ASPR TRACIE Information Exchange COVID-19 Information Sharing Page (registration required) and place your resources under the relevant topic area. Resources specific to workforce protection and sustainability can be placed under the COVID-19 Outpatient Resources Topic.

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Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. (2020). COVID-19 Emergency Response Service Expansion Checklist.
This checklist identifies considerations for ambulatory surgical centers prior to providing expanded services allowable under temporary rules and waivers issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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American Academy of Family Physicians. (2020). Checklist to Prepare Physician Offices for COVID-19.
This checklist guides physicians in preparing their offices for COVID-19.
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American Academy of Family Physicians. (2020). Considerations on Re-opening Your Practice. (Added 5/29/2020.)
This document offers considerations to physicians determining when to resume nonessential, in-person primary care services in their practices.
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This article identifies cardiovascular tests and procedures that have the potential to be deferred during the COVID-19 pandemic. The list is a starting point for discussion between clinicians and patients based on the patient’s clinical status, hospital capacity, and staff availability.
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American College of Physicians. (2020). COVID-19: An ACP Physician’s Guide.
This frequently updated web page collects resources to assist physicians in their response to COVID-19. It includes background information on coronaviruses; clinical response information (transmission, presentation, diagnosis, treatment, infection control); and links to additional resources, including clinical care resources, telehealth, patient education, coding, ethics, and physician well-being.
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American College of Surgeons. (2020). Clinical Issues and Guidance. (Added 4/23/2020.)
This page features clinical issues and guidance on management of non-emergent operations and triage of elective procedures. Topics covered include non-emergent operations, cancer care, licensing and certification, trauma care, workforce, personnel protection, and patient information.
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American Dental Association. (2020). Interim Treatment Guidance Flowcharts.
This document includes algorithms with interim guidance on: triaging patients for emergency and urgent dental care, screening to identify COVID-19 infection for emergency and urgent dental patients, and minimizing risk of COVID-19 transmission for emergency and urgent dental patients and health care providers.
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American Medical Association. (2020). A Physician Practice Guide to Reopening. (Added 5/8/2020.)
This document outlines a list of steps physician practices should take before reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes a pre-visit screening script template, frequently asked questions about privacy and confidentiality, and links other resources related to relaxation of stay at home restrictions.
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This checklists guides pharmacy personnel working in outpatient care settings in protecting themselves and minimizing transmission of COVID-10 in the workplace.
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Atlantic Health System. (2020). Resources for Screening Patients. (Added 4/30/2020.)
The physician resources on this page include several COVID-19 clinical algorithms for screening by telephone or in physician practices or clinics.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outpatient Dialysis Facility Preparedness Assessment Tool. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This page includes a checklist to assist outpatient dialysis facilities in their COVID-19 preparedness and response. The page also includes infection control guidance for outpatient hemodialysis facilities.
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This algorithm provides evaluation and testing guidance for possible COVID-19 disease in an ambulatory setting.
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Children’s National. (2020). COVID-19 Office Screening Tools.
This document includes several physician office screening tools including: an appointment line/nursing triage screening algorithm, office management of person under investigation for COVID-19 algorithm, personal protective equipment donning and doffing instructions, COVID-19 management tips, and a patient room log.
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Cleveland Clinic. (2020). COVID-19. (Added 5/14/2020.)
This frequently updated page provides resources to assist medical professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources are organized under the following topic areas: overview, detection, personal protective equipment recommendations, protecting against the spread, care considerations, workforce redeployment, caregiver, ambulatory, bioethics, virtual visits, emergency department, intensive care unit, managerial, operating room, and research.
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This one-pager developed jointly by the College of Urgent Care Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians assists clinicians in determining whether suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients should be discharged to their homes or transferred to an emergency department.
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Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation & Improvement Center. (2020). Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Added 5/21/2020.)
This page is a compilation of COVID-19 related resources for hospital-based, pre-hospital, and community-based providers. Resources are categorized under Multisystem Inflammatory Response Syndrome in Children, pre-hospital and hospital preparedness, family readiness, school and childcare, personal protective equipment and essential skills, and mental and behavioral health. The page is updated as new resources become available.
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Lee Health. (2020). COVID-19 Provider Testing and Retesting Algorithm. (Added 4/10/2020.)
This algorithm is an example of one health system’s process for testing and retesting patients for COVID-19.
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Medical Group Management Association. (2020). COVID-19 Medical Practice Reopening Checklist. (Added 5/15/2020.)
This checklist identifies financial, operational, staffing, and procedural issues for medical practices to consider as they prepare to resume operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A webinar describing these issues is also linked.
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MedStar Health. (2020). COVID-19 Patient Care and Associate Safety Resources. (Added 6/4/2020.)
This frequently updated page includes operational and patient care information for employees responding to COVID-19. Resources are focused on staff safety and well-being, operations policies and signage, job aids, procedural guidelines, and inpatient and ambulatory care clinical guidelines.
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Michigan Medicine. (2020). COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information. University of Michigan.
This page includes COVID-19 testing guidance as well as emergency department, inpatient, and outpatient treatment guidelines.
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Munson Healthcare. (2020). COVID-19 Updates for Providers. (Added 5/4/2020.)
This page - updated frequently - provides protocols and resources for providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Included are patient care resources (ambulatory triage and workflow, discharge guidelines, worker protections, guidelines and treatments, reopening of services), information for practices (forms, guidance, signage), communications and provider resources, and links to additional information.
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This resource packet guides health centers implementing telework or reduced staffing of non-clinical services and functions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers best practices, decision trees, checklists, and other sample resources.
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The American Colleague of Obstetrician and Gynecologists. (2020). COVID-19 FAQs for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, Obstetrics.
This resource provides responses to frequently asked questions as it pertains to optimizing obstetric care in the context during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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The American Colleague of Obstetrician and Gynecologists, and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. (2020). Outpatient Assessment and Management for Pregnant Women with Suspected or Confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This document includes an algorithm that can assist healthcare practitioners in evaluating and treating pregnant persons with known exposure and/or those with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (persons under investigation).
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The University of Chicago Medicine. (2020). COVID-19 Clinical Pathways. (Added 5/4/2020.)
This page includes COVID-19 clinical pathways for adults, pediatrics, labor and delivery, and telehealth in various settings.
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University of Kentucky HealthCare. (2020). COVID-19 Guidelines and Documents. (Added 5/15/2020.)
This frequently updated page includes resources to assist providers and staff in managing patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources are in the categories of personal protective equipment and infection control, clinical, signage, handouts in multiple languages, and patient messaging. Included resources are for inpatient and ambulatory settings as well as drive through testing sites and telehealth.
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Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. COVID-19 Resource Center.
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American Academy of Family Physicians. Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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American Academy of Ophthalmology. Coronavirus and Eye Care.
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American Academy of Pediatrics. Critical Updates on COVID-19.
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American College of Cardiology. COVID-19 Hub.
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American Pharmacists Association. Pharmacists' Guide to Coronavirus.
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American Society of Clinical Oncology. Coronavirus Resources.
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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Health Center Resource Clearinghouse. COVID-19.
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Health Resources and Services Administration. COVID-19 Information for Health Centers and Partners.
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Medical Group Management Association. COVID-19 Resource Center.
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National Community Pharmacists Association. Coronavirus Information.
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National Infusion Center Association. COVID-19 Guidance and Resource Toolkit.
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Primary Care Association Emergency Management Advisory Coalition. Coronavirus Disease 2019.
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
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Urgent Care Association, College of Urgent Care Medicine, and Urgent Care Foundation. Coronavirus Resources.
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