First Responder COVID-19 Resources

 

   OhioHealth 24/7 EMS Hotline 

For routine needs, contact a hospital or ED EMS Coordinator:
For a list of EMS Coordinators, visit EMS Coordinators by Location.

For time-critical needs, contact EMS Operations On-Call
(614) 566-7377 | 566-RESQ

   OhioHealth First Responder Testing

EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, and Corrections Testing Hotline 
OhioHealth COVID-19 First Responder Ambulatory Testing 2020-04-06

   OhioHealth EMS Patient Test Results

For information about COVID-19 testing and results of patients transported by EMS,
a chief officer, coordinator, or infection control officer should email OhioHealth EMS Outcomes.

    OhioHealth Regional Updates

Semi-Weekly Webex Meeting for EMS, Fire, and other First Responder Agencies
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 1530-1630 hrs

Command Staff, Chief Officers, and Coordinators should contact Mark Huckaby to be added to the invite.

   OhioHealth Resources

Sample Medical Director Recommendations | Dr. Eric Cortez
May 15 COVID-19 Medical Director Recommendations

EMS PPE Assistance for Interfacility Transfers
EMS Interfacility PPE Assistance

Battelle PPE Recycling
EMS PPE Recycling Guidelines
Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System

EMS Podcasts
COVID-19 Part I
COVID-19 Part II

COVID-19 Toolbox
https://blog.ohiohealth.com/series/covid-19-coronavirus-toolkit/

COVID-19 Updates
https://www.ohiohealth.com/covid-19/

ODH COVID-19 Call Center

1-833-4-ASK-ODH
Available 0900-2000 hrs Daily

Dashboards

ODH
Dashboards
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards

Latest Developments
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/

Current Trends Dashboard
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/current-trends

CDC
Cases in the US
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

Data Tracker
https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/index.html#cases

Forecasting
https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/index.html#forecasting

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations
http://covid19.healthdata.org/

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

IAFF
https://www.iaff.org/coronavirus/

Franklin County COVID Notifications

Local Public Health Districts

ODH
Find a Local Health District
https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/find-local-health-districts

General Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
Resources for Pediatric COVID-19
https://www.aappublications.org/cc/covid-19

American Heart Association
Resources for CPR Training and Emergency Care
https://cpr.heart.org/en/resources/coronavirus-covid19-resources-for-cpr-training

COVID-10 Compendium
https://professional.heart.org/professional/General/UCM_505868_COVID-19-Professional-Resources.jsp

BLS and ACLS Guidance
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.047463

Resuscitation Guidance
https://eu.rhapsode.covid.area9lyceum.com/learner.html?s=4IzYoB3X5QzM3EzXy5ETEVVU14GbkVXc#home&access_code=CHKXCE316FTM

Oxygenation and Ventilation of the COVID-19 Patient
https://cpr.heart.org/en/resources/coronavirus-covid19-resources-for-cpr-training/oxygenation-and-ventilation-of-covid-19-patients

American Red Cross
COVID-19 Guidance
https://www.redcrosslearningcenter.org/s/american-red-cross-covid-19-guidance

Plasma Donation from Recovered COVID-19 Patients
https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/plasma-donations-from-recovered-covid-19-patients.html

Antibody Testing and Collection of Convalescent Plasma
https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/press-release/2020/collecting-convalescent-plasma-for-treatment-of-covid-19.html

ASPR | TRACIE
EMS
https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/ems

COVID-19
https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/COVID-19

CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

COVID-19 Dashboard

COVIDView Key Updates
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html

EMS Guidelines
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-for-ems.html

Elastomeric Respirator Guidelines (Half-Face, Full-Face, etc.)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/elastomeric-respirators-strategy/index.html

HCP Guidance and Risk Assessment
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html

HCP Infection Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/infection-prevention-control-faq.html

COCA Updates
https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/

Health Alert Network
https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/

CENTRAL OHIO TRAUMA SYSTEMS (COTS)
https://www.centralohiotraumasystem.org/resources/newspublications/press-releases-covid-19

CMS
Ambulance Services Center
https://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Ambulances-Services-Center

Current Emergencies
https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page

Ambulance Transport Flexibility
https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-ambulances.pdf

EMTALA Flexibility
https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-15-hospitalcahemtala.pdf

DEA Diversion Control
https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2020/03/20/deas-response-covid-19

EMS.gov | NHTSA
https://www.ems.gov/projects/coronavirus_covid-19_resources.html

EMS Focus Webinar Series
https://www.ems.gov/ems-focus.html

Federal Government
Coronavirus.gov

IAFF
https://www.iaff.org/coronavirus/

IAFC
https://www.iafc.org/topics-and-tools/resources/resource/coronavirus-resources-for-fire-chiefs

IACP
https://www.theiacp.org/resources/document/law-enforcement-information-on-covid-19

Interagency Board for Emergency Preparedness and Response (IAB)
https://www.interagencyboard.org/publications/documents

Motorola
Equipment Cleaning and Disinfection
https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/health-resources/cleaning.html

NENA |911
https://www.nena.org/page/covid19

Ohio Board of Pharmacy
https://www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/Documents/Pubs/Special/COVID19Resources/COVID-19%20Response%20Efforts.pdf

Ohio Department of Health
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/

Responsible ReStart Ohio
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/responsible-restart-ohio/Responsible-Protocols/

Ohio Division of EMS
https://www.ems.ohio.gov/

Ohio EMA
https://ema.ohio.gov/Recovery_covid19.aspx

PWW EMS Law
https://www.pwwemslaw.com/content/ems-law-covid-19-corona-update-webpage

The Ohio Channel
Governor Dewine’s Daily Press Conferences

US Fire Administration
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/coronavirus/index.html

WHO
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Journals

JAMA Network
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert#scientific-resources

The Lancet
https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus

The New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus

PPE Supplies

Ohio Emergency PPE Maker’s Exchange   NEW
PPE Manufacturer’s and Suppliers Directory
https://repurposingproject.sharetribe.com/

Data Memory Marketing
Bob Williams
National Account Manager
950 Taylor Station Rd, Suite O
Gahanna, OH 43230
614-863-3667 x1021 or 800-457-7484 x 1021
bob@data-memory.com
https://datamemorymarketing.com/pages/medical-supplies

Waterford Designs, Delaware Ohio
Face Shields
https://waterfordsigns.com/

Stitches USA, Sugarcreek Ohio
Masks, Boot Covers, Gowns, Cots, Etc
https://www.bookcentra.com/products-in-category?custom_theme=stitches
419-884-6170
COVID-19@stitchesusa.com

Aramark
Reusable gowns for purchase or rental
Jefrey Peterson | Aramark | Business Development Executive | Sales | Uniform Services
P 410-646-2224 M 410-598-3127 F 410-646-2558
EMAIL Peterson-jefrey@aramark.com | WEB www.aramark.com | FACEBOOK aramark |TWITTER @aramarkuniforms

Ohio Save a Hero: Coronavirus Healthcare PPE Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/ohiosaveahero?fbclid=IwAR3NUU4buJXfJTNzVLHBeKqiuoZ0HCYIZQnozvssPs99MZ38aPKne8hJo9U

Aunt Flow
Bulk Disposable Masks
https://www.goauntflow.com/products/fda-certified-medical-3-layer-disposable-masks#

World Class Plastics
Face Shields
https://www.heydonttouchyourface.com/
https://www.worldclassplastics.net

Updates

2020-06-23  NEW
ODH Public Awareness Campaign

It’s Up to All of Us
I Believe-Face Masks
I Believe-Social Distancing

2020-06-18  NEW
COVID-19 Update: Case Increases in Children and in Southwest Ohio

2020-06-07   NEW
FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorizations Revising Which Types of Respirators Can Be Decontaminated for Reuse

2020-05-20
CIDRAP Viewpoint Part 3: Smart Testing for COVID-19 Virus and Antibodies

2020-05-17
Acute heart failure in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in the context of global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

2020-05-14
ODH Receives Federal Remsidavir Allocation

2020-05-14
Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Children and Neonates With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

2020-05-08
SAMHSA Naloxone Use by FIrst Responders and Law Enforcement

2020-05-01   EMS.gov
Instructions for First Responders Who’ve Been Tested for COVID-19

Healthcare Staff Toolkit for Emotional Coping

Burnout, Self-Care & COVID-19 Exposure for First Responders

Burnout, Self-Care & COVID-19 Exposure for Families of First Responders

Behavioral Health Resources for First Responders

2020-04-28   IAFF
Fire Fighter Resilience during COVID-19

2020-04-23 AHA Circulation Journal
Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Adults, Children, and Neonates With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

2020-04-22   IAFF
Coping with Grief during COVID-19

2020-04-22   ODH
COVID-19 Information on Non-Essential Procedures

2020-04-22   ODH
Updated COVID-19 testing guidance

2020-04-19   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – Certificate Renewal & Cont. Education Relief

2020-04-17   CMS
See Ambulance Services FAQ beginning on Page 11 of the document, includes signature requirement flexibility during COVID-19 emergency
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing

2020-04-16   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – N-95 Mask Decontamination Directive for Safety Partners

2020-04-15   Governor Dewine
2019 Novel Coronavirus – First Responder PPE

2020-04-09   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – Return to Duty Guidelines for Critical Infrastructure Workers

2020-04-09   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – Disposal of Waste from Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19 Infection and Airway PPE Conservation

2020-04-09   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – EMS Response to Nursing Homes & Skilled Nursing Facilities

2020-04-07   ODH
Guidance for Discontinuing Transmission-Based Precautions in COVID-19 Patients

2020-04-07   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – PPE Guidance for Firefighters & EMS

2020-04-04   ODH
Trauma related to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-03-29   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – K9 Resource FAQ Sheet

2020-04-08   Ohio Division of EMS
2019 Novel Coronavirus – Reporting Possible COVID-19 Related Incidents in EMSIRS

2020-03-31   Ohio Division of EMS
Rapid COVID-19 Blood Tests and the Ohio EMS Scope of Practice

2020-03-24   Ohio Division of EMS
Guidance on Sharing Information with First Responders

2020-03-23   Ohio Division of EMS
Resource for Community Education and Empowerment

2020-03-23   Ohio Division of EMS
Patient Care Alternatives to Avoid Aerosol-Generating Procedures

2020-03-16   Ohio Division of EMS/National Academies of Science
Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response
Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers

2020-03   Ohio Division of EMS
Temporary Processes for Medical Transportation Providers

Ohio Division of EMS
Be Part of the Solution PSA

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