COVID19

Coronavirus COVID-19 The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) realizes that our community is involved in direct patient care and the impact of the COVID-19 on the profession is of the utmost concern.

We will be posting updates every Wednesday regarding POMA events and other news pertaining to the COVID-19.


How to Make PPE with a 3D Printer: Unity Mask - P100 Respirator Mask

Thanks in part to a grant from the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation and the American Osteopathic Information Association, POMA Resident Members, Steve Martin, DO, and James R. Latronica, DO, residents at the Clarion Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Clarion, Pennsylvania, have designed a P100 respirator mask, called the Unity, and a guide to make it using a 3D printer.

 


 

COVID-19 Resources 4-22-2020

Dear Colleagues,

POMA continues to monitor the rapidly changing information surrounding the spread of COVID-19.

In an effort to provide accurate and helpful information to POMA members, we have gathered some of the resources we are finding to be most useful and accurate at this time. We hope this helps you in staying on top of the latest developments in the spread of the disease and in helping your patients. Tonight at 7pm, Governor Wolf will provide more details about the process for a phased reopening of Pennsylvania in the weeks and months ahead. Watch on your local news networks or click here to watch on the web.

We are also including information about POMA's Virtual Clinical Assembly, which will be held April 29-May 2, 2020.

Stay safe and healthy!

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COVID-19 Resources 4-15-2020

Dear Colleagues,

POMA continues to monitor the rapidly changing information surrounding the spread of COVID-19.

In an effort to provide accurate and helpful information to POMA members, we have gathered some of the resources we are finding to be most useful and accurate at this time. We hope this helps you in staying on top of the latest developments in the spread of the disease and in helping your patients.

We are also including information about POMA's Virtual Clinical Assembly, which will be held April 29-May 2, 2020.

Stay safe and healthy!

Read more...
 

COVID-19 Resources 4-8-2020

Dear Colleagues,

POMA continues to monitor the rapidly changing information surrounding the spread of COVID-19. As we have seen this week, the numbers in Pennsylvania continue to climb each day.

In an effort to provide accurate and helpful information to POMA members, we have gathered some of the resources we are finding to be most useful and accurate at this time. We hope this helps you in staying on top of the latest developments in the spread of the disease and in helping your patients.

Read more...
 

COVID-19 Resources 4-1-2020

Dear Colleagues,

POMA continues to monitor the rapidly changing information surrounding the spread of COVID-19. As we have seen this week, the numbers in Pennsylvania continue to climb each day.

In an effort to provide accurate and helpful information to POMA members, we have gathered some of the resources we are finding to be most useful and accurate at this time. We hope this helps you in staying on top of the latest developments in the spread of the disease and in helping your patients.

Read more...
 

COVID-19: PA Dept of Health Guidance for PPE and ASFs

March 27, 2020

PPE Material Distribution

During yesterday's press conference, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine discussed the supply distribution to the healthcare system, including hospitals, health systems, health care professionals, counties and emergency responders. The supplies include 678,630 N95 masks; 207,600 procedure masks; 380,000 gloves; 36,870 personal protective equipment (PPE) gowns; and over 44,000 goggles and face protection. Supplies are acquired through the federal stockpile, but the department is working to purchase whatever is available to ensure sufficient protection and resources for medical personnel. All providers should be working with their Regional Health Care Coalition to submit requests for PPE. Please scroll to the bottom for the contact information of each region's Public Health Preparedness Coordinator.

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