Specialty Physicians and Vulnerable Populations COVID-19 Resources

TMA has compiled links to resources providing guidance on non-urgent, elective surgeries or procedures, including links to guidance from national medical specialty societies.

Note that these resources do not bind the Texas Medical Board or the attorney general’s interpretation and enforcement of the governor’s order. TMA strongly recommends that a physician seek the advice of his or her retained attorney to help navigate the governor’s order and the board’s rules.

Please note that the following resources are listed in the order in which they have been added to this page

Behavioral Health

COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts:  Resources for Psychiatrists (American Psychiatric Association)

Manage Stress & Anxiety (CDC)  

Considerations for the Care and Treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the COVID-19 Epidemic (SAMSHA)

Considerations for Outpatient Mental and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings (SAMSHA)

For Patients: Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak (SAMHSA)

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Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Agility and Collaboration Toward a Common Goal

A Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers and Family Members (CDC)

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Correctional/Detention Settings

Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities (CDC)

Prevention And Control Of COVID-19 In Prisons And Other Places Of Detention (WHO Regional Office for Europe)

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Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services

AMA: 4 habits of gratitude physicians can follow to enhance well-being

DSHS/UT Heroes First Responders Program (Confidential, no-cost mental health referral and recovery support specifically for Texas first responders) - Helpline - 1-833-367-4689

 Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements and Implications Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19 (CMS) 

COVID-19 Updates from American College of Emergency Physicians

Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself (CDC) 

COVID-19 for the Emergency Physicians: What You Need to Know (ACEP)

Interim Guidance for EMS (CDC) 

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Family Physicians

COVID-19 Resources (Texas Academy of Family Physicians)

Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (American Academy of Family Physicians)

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United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Coronavirus (COVID-19 Resources (USICH)

Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness (CDC)  

Questions to Assist CoCs and Public Health Authorities to Limit the Spread of Infectious Disease in Homeless Programs (HUD)

National Health Care for the Homeless Council COVID-19 Resources

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Internal Medicine

COVID-19: An ACP Physician's Guide + Resources (American College of Physicians)

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Long-Term Care

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes (CMS)

 COVID-19 Response For Long Term Care Facilities (HHSC)

Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes (CDC)

Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Self-Assessment Tool (CMS)

Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities (CDC)

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Nephrology / Renal Dialysis Population  

Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities (CDC)

Screening Dialysis Patients for COVID-19 (CDC)

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS): Current webinars, publications, and resources 

For Patients: Overview and Online Resources for Patients With Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation)  

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Obstetrics/Pregnant Women & Infants

Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19

Caring for Women Who Are Planning a Pregnancy, Pregnant, or Postpartum During the COVID-19 Pandemic (JAMA)  

 Implementing Telehealth in Practice (ACOG)  

COVID-19 FAQs for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, Telehealth (ACOG)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine  

TexasAIM -Webinars OB Care and COVID-19  

COVID-19 and Newborn Screening Frequently Asked Questions (DSHS)

COVID-19 and Newborn Hearing Screening Frequently Asked Questions (DSHS)

CDC Guidance - Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (CDC)

For Patients: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding: A Message for Patients

 ACOG Practice Advisory: Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (CDC) 

Novel Coronavirus “COVID-19”: Special Considerations for Pregnant Women (KFF)

Telemedicine and Pregnancy Care (KFF)

Interim Considerations for Infection Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Inpatient Obstetric Health Care Settings (CDC) 

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Pain Medicine

Surgery and Procedures During the Covid-19 Crisis (Texas Pain Society)

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Information for Healthcare Providers about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) (CDC)

Evaluation and Management Considerations for Neonates At Risk for COVID-19 (CDC)  

 The Business Impact of COVID-19 On Pediatric Practices Webinar (Pediatric Management Institute)

American Academy of Pediatrics - Critical Updates on COVID-19 

Children and COVID-19 – Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 and Children and Adolescents - Texas Pediatric Society, The Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Information for Pediatric Health Care Providers (CDC) 

Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic (CDC)

American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (AAP)

Health Issues- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (AAP) 

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COVID-19 Resources from the Radiological Society of North America

Radiological Society of North America Expert Consensus Statement on Reporting Chest CT Findings Related to COVID-19. Endorsed by the Society of Thoracic Radiology, the American College of Radiology, and RSNA

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Additional Resources

Additional specialty resources with updates are included in MedPage Today article: Staying Sane and Current on COVID-19 — Advice and resources, by specialty, for those caring for patients

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Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) COVID-19 Resources

Practice Help COVID-19 Resources

PUIs and Testing COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources main page

Last Updated On

February 05, 2021

Originally Published On

March 18, 2020