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The objective of these Group Charters is to share clear guidelines, outline roles, and have consistency across the groups led by the Program Office.

 

Vaccination Information

Last updated March 22, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to develop and update core resources on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration. Visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines for more information and resources as they become available. The page is also available in Spanish at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vacuna.

Community Care of North Carolina and NC AHEC also have a joint webpage with additional resources regarding the vaccine.

Vaccination Volunteer Module

The NC AHEC Program, led by Charlotte AHEC, is offering an online module titled Volunteer Training for COVID-19 Vaccination Sites free to the public in North Carolina. This training provides a general introduction to what volunteers might expect onsite and can be supplemented with additional onboarding by their vaccination team.

NC COVID-19 Vaccination Guide for Medical Practices

NC AHEC Practice Support offers a Vaccination Guide toolkit, providing information on what Medical Practices need to know now about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

How to Establish a Community-Based Vaccination Site for the COVID-19 Vaccine

This playbook offers a brief outline of the process by which a vaccine administration event can be established by a church or civic organization within the local community.

Workforce Surge Planning Playbooks

Last updated September 20, 2022 at 12:40 p.m.

In March 2021, NC AHEC released the Pandemic Health Care Workforce Study at the direction of the North Carolina General Assembly. The study details the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care workforce and health care delivery across the state and recommends strategies for better addressing the current pandemic and to better prepare for future health crises. Click here to view the study.

Ensuring an adequate and appropriately trained workforce in hospitals, health systems, and practices is an essential component of preparation for and management of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To support that work, the NC AHEC Program has prepared a new resource for COVID-19 Surge Planning. The COVID-19 Preparedness Checklists, Planning Considerations for Acute Care and Long-term Care Populations and Planning Considerations for Home-Based Care Populations, are high-level overviews of guidelines for organizations to consider as they prepare clinical spaces, workforce skills, and patient care supplies for an increase in patient volume in the wake of COVID-19. The CDC has released guidance on preparations for COVID-19 in outpatient and ambulatory care settings. 

To specifically support workforce planning to meet the surge demands for distinct patient care populations, the overview is accompanied with a series of other guidelines, or playbooks, that match strategies for maximizing skill utilization with appropriate resources for training, cross-training, and retraining workers.

At each Basecamp link, there is a download button at the bottom of the page that converts the document to a PDF for viewing. These are living documents and will be updated as additional resources become available.  Please send feedback and suggestions to NCAHECworkforcesurge@gmail.com.

Playbooks

COVID-19 Workforce Skills Surge Planning Playbook for Pharmacy Services

COVID-19 Workforce Skills Surge Planning for Patients Requiring Critical or ICU Care

COVID-19 Workforce Skills Surge Planning for Patients in Home-based Care

COVID-19 Workforce Skills Surge Planning for Patients in Long Term Care

COVID-19 Workforce Skills Surge Planning Playbook for Patients Requiring General Inpatient Medical Care

COVID-19 Workforce Skills Surge Planning for Patients Requiring Ambulatory Care

Preparedness Checklists

Planning Considerations for Acute Care and Long-term Care Populations

Planning Considerations for Home-Based Care Populations

Basic Medicine and Critical Care Skills

Last updated May 6, 2020 at 2:28 p.m.

Lectures and Provider Tip Sheets

The following recorded lectures and tip sheets offered by NC AHEC and the UNC School of Medicine are designed to inform and support heath care professionals through increased patient volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Basic Medicine Refresher Lectures

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Abdominal Pain
Alcohol Withdrawal
Altered Mental Status in Inpatient
Back Pain
Cellulitis
Chest Pain I
Chest Pain II
COPD
Dental Pain
Heart Failure I
Heart Failure II
Headache
Hypertension
Pancreatitis
Panic & Generalized Anxiety Disorders
Skin Emergencies and Infections
Syncope
Vaginal Bleeding

Information for Re-entry Providers

Critical Care Refresher Lectures

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Airway Management for COVID-19 Patients I
Airway Management for COVID-19 Patients II
Altered Mental Status in Emergency Medicine
ARDS and Ventilator Management I
ARDS and Ventilator Management II
GI Bleed
Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
Mechanical Ventilation I
Mechanical Ventilation II
Mechanical Ventilation III
Psychiatry in Emergency Care
Introduction to Emergency Medicine