Covid 19 Training and Education 2020-04-21T16:32:50-06:00

Setting Up Practices During COVID-19

SWCAHEC is committed to supporting our local health professionals with the latest practice information and related education and training during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.  The following are resources for healthcare professionals.  We will be updating this page frequently.  Please feel free to contact us if you need any additional information and/or resources.

In Office:

 Checklist To Prepare Physician Offices for COVID-19  

Fact Sheet for Providers  

Guidance for Optimizing Use of PPE or Reusing PPE 

Trainings from OSHA on COVID-19 Workplace Protection  

Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed COVID-19 

COVID Long Term Care Facility Guidance, April 2, 2020

CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations

CMS Guidance for COVID 19 Infection Control and Prevention for Home Health Agencies

Medicare Coverage and Payment related to COVID 19 


Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic:  Excellent Comprehensive Resource Page from AAFP (includes potential vendors, regulatorns, Medicare information, documentation requirements, etc).

 CMS Toolkit for Primary Care Practices 

New HIPAA Regulations Related to Telehealth in the Time of COVID-19

Office of Civil Rights (OCR) will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.  This notification is effective immediately. HIPAA regulations for telehealth encounters.

AMA Quick Set Up for Telemedicine Guide 

A virtual visit algorithm: How to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins

AMA Ethical Practice in Telemedicine

American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines 

American Health Information Association Telemedicine Toolkit 

Southwest Regional COVID-19 Telehealth Resources 

Telehealth Presentation Information:

PPSW Tele-Med Systems 


PPSW Covid Systems


Reimbursement for Telehealth:

CMS Telemedicine Fact Sheet 

Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions

Medicaid for Telehealth 

Mental Health Related COVID-19 Trainings:

SAMSHA – All  COVID-Related Mental Health Trainings   

American Psychological Association (APA) Advice For Newly Remote Workers

(APA) How Leaders Can Maximize Trust and Minimize Stress 

Recovery Meeting Locator (virtual)


Telehealth Trainings and Information for Psychology Services:

COVID-19:  Free Articles from the American Psychological Association 

Free CE on Telepsychology Best Practices (FREE for a limited time) 

What the COVID-19 Telehealth Waiver Means for Psychology Practices 

Office and Technology Checklist for Telepsychology Services 

Informed Consent (Telepsychological Services)


Additional COVID-19 Related Information and Training:

 ECHO Colorado: Upcoming Trainings

AMA Special Coding Information During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency 

AMA CPT Reporting for COVID-19 Testing  

Society of Critical Care Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians 

Pharmacists Guide to COVID-19

Resources from the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative  

Medical Reserve Corp Training Plan 

Medical Reserve Corp Training Courses


Recorded Webinars: 

Substance Use Disorder Services in the Days of a Pandemic: You Need A Bigger Boat! 

Upcoming Webinars: 

Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce Curriculum Infusion Package. 
This 5-part Curriculum Infusion Package (CIP) on Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce was developed in 2020 by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC).
Part 1 provides a brief overview of the behavioral health workforce and associated shortages, and introduces the demands on the workforce.
Part 2 focuses on compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress.
Part 3 provides a brief overview of how organizations can help individuals avoid experiencing burnout.
Part 4 focuses on actions that behavioral health professionals can take to prevent compassion fatigue.
Part 5 focuses on self-care as an ethical duty in order to manage compassion fatigue. 

AAFP COVID 19 CME Webinar Series (for AAFP members, started 4/3/20 and will be recorded) 


Live Clinical Roundtables:

Other clinical roundtables are in development. Contact jane@aaap.org to be added to the news distribution list.

Stress, Relaxation, and Mindful Breathing: A Primer

New CPT code for Laboratory testing of COVID 19

Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative