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Our Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparation and Support

ASCP pharmacists represent a critical line of defense to our nation’s medically complex and older adult patients. Many of our patients live on congregate care environments. This makes them especially vulnerable to infectious diseases. Some of the reactions to COVID-19 are concerning. Our pharmacists and pharmacies provide important medication management services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities routinely. There is concern that any personnel moving from location to location could contribute to a potential spread of infection. CMS has issued its strongest guidance regarding visitors and non-essential personnel for entrance into long-term care facilities.

Heat Map Showing Nursing Facilities Impacted by COVID-19

Using publicly available information released by states and information sourced by members of these organizations, a general heat map has been created at a zip code level. This information is being provided to the public for use in identifying COVID-19 hot spots within the skilled nursing home industry. Visit ascp.com/heatmap to view the heat map.

Please find some of our resources below and let us know how we can continue to support you as a valued senior care pharmacist.

ASCP Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Upcoming Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinars

Mark your calendar for these upcoming webinars. We will give you the latest information and guidance to help you stay on top of the information overload and get your facts from a trusted source, ASCP. All webinars are FREE and open to ALL health care professionals and students. There is no continuing education related to these webinars. Previous Covid-19 Webinar Recordings Archived Here (Member Login Required)

The Cost of Social Isolation
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET
A broken economy, loneliness, hopelessness and fear dominate the landscape. An effort to save lives from the virus has created an environment that cost lives elsewhere. Suicides, people failing to seek treatment, lack of support for those living alone, and civil unrest create a different toll. What do the numbers say about these problems and what can we learn for future outbreaks?
Register for the webinar here.

Accepting the Covid-19 Admission: Anticoagulation Strategy and Other Supportive Post Hospitalization Treatment
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET
Nursing homes have been central to the COVID-19 crisis, both in terms of risks and in terms of treatment. As recovering patients are discharged into skilled nursing homes prepared for their care, pharmacists and clinical teams need insight into the treatment strategies that may be accompanying the patients. What continues, what is titrated, and what should be discontinued?
Register for the webinar here.

Agency Resources (CDC, CMS, DEA, FDA, HHS)

Partner COVID-19 Resources

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