COVID–19 Resources for Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists
All communities face a major public health concern with the current outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). ASPHO is staying abreast of developments related to the spread and will continue to provide helpful resources to our providers caring for children, adolescents, and young adults with blood disorders and cancer.
ASPHO members are encouraged to continue posting questions or sharing information on our Clinical Forum that would be useful to the community.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers resources including Checklists and Tools to Accelerate Relief for State Medicaid and CHIP Programs
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America provides weekly updates each Friday on COVID-19 data and evidence relevant to Sickle Cell Disease care providers.
Blood Shortage Due to COVID-19: The COVID-19 outbreak has caused a severe blood shortage. Blood donation resources are available here:
Telemedicine Services Expanded: Telemedicine has been broadened to address the COVID-19 public health emergency. Medicare coverage and payment for telemedicine services have been expanded on a temporary and emergency basis. States are also allowing license flexibility during the crisis.
US Food & Drug Administration has up to date information on the current status of:
- New England Journal of Medicine: COVID-19 is culminating articles and other resources for providers
- Wiley is making a collection of journal articles and our book chapters on coronavirus research freely available to the global scientific community
- Pediatrics March 16, 2020: Epidemiological Characteristics of 2143 Pediatric Patients With 2019 Coronavirus Disease in China
- JAMA February 24, 2020: "Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China"
- JAMA February 14, 2020: "Novel Coronavirus Infection in Hospitalized Infants Under 1 Year of Age in China"
Health Provider Well-Being
- Uniformed Services University - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress includes strategies for sustaining healthcare personnel well-being
- World Health Organization (WHO): Psychosocial tips and considerations, including those for healthcare workers and team leaders in healthcare
- AMA Resources for healthcare leadership to support their team members
- Apps for meditation, mindfulness and sleep
- American Board of Pediatrics Important information related to MOC
What People With Cancer Need to Know: A COVID-19 blog that is updated daily with recommendations from an ASCO affiliated physician.