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In Solidarity: Physicians Condemning Racism of All Kind

In Solidarity: Nationwide Physicians Condemning Racism of All Kind A Message from SDCMS President Holly Yang   Earlier this week, our Executive Committee released a statement against racial injustice [READ HERE]. We know our community is hurting and that words are important, but do not suffice. Many of us are asking what we can do as individuals and as a health care community to create change in ourselves and our systems. Here are some resources we are aware of that may ...

COVID-19 Resources and FAQs for Clinicians in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care

 COVID-19 Resources and FAQs for Clinicians in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care A crowd-sourced collaboration of volunteer physicians in SDCMS. These resources were put together at the request of our members looking for support for physicians practicing in post-acute and  long term care. We have done our best to include links that are updating frequently from reliable sources like the CDC, CDPH, and San Diego County. These are NOT meant to be guidelines or standards of practice. Use all of this at your own risk and discretion. We hope that you use this ...

Ambulatory Physician Practical COVID-19 Resources

AMBULATORY PHYSICIAN PRACTICAL COVID-19 RESOURCES   A crowd-sourced collaboration of SDCMS, Be There San Diego, multiple institutions, and volunteer physicians from San Diego county working in all modes of practice.   These resources were put together at the request of our members looking for support for private practices. We have done our best to include sample workflows, sample language, and links that are updating frequently from reliable sources like the CDC, CDPH, and San Diego County. These are NOT meant to be guidelines or standards of practice. Use all of this at your own risk ...

Blood Pressure Measures for Love Your Heart Day: Feb. 14

Physicians: The blood pressure readings for your patients will help the County of San Diego track the health of the community. Please volunteer to report your readings with a quick and easy tick-mark sheet. Last year, over 25,000 individuals learned their blood pressure numbers on Love Your Heart day, and Champions for Health gathered 10% of all blood pressure readings. Thanks for your help! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A TALLY SHEET

CMA Foundation Celebrates “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”

The week of November 14–20, 2016, is “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” — a campaign to highlight the problem of antibiotic resistance and importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Every year at least 2 million Americans become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 people die from these infections. With the emergence of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States earlier this year, addressing antibiotic stewardship is more important than ever. This cold and flu season, the California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation’s Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) ...

"Yes on 56" Campaign Supplies

San Diego County physicians are invited to show their support for the “Yes on 56” campaign by requesting campaign materials from SDCMS and then stopping by or offices (5575 Ruffin Road, Suite 250) to pick them up when your campaign packet is ready. Email Jennipher Ohmstede at SDCMS — JOhmstede@SDCMS.org — and let her know how many of the following supplies you’d like; she’ll let you know when your packet is ready to be picked up (note: some supplies like posters can be downloaded by clicking here): ...

April 30 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 30, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a day during which hundreds of locations throughout California will be accepting and properly disposing of unused prescription drugs, including controlled substances. Proper disposal of unused prescription drugs helps prevent diversion and misuse associated with these medications. This one-day event will provide patients with free, anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines. During previous Take Back events over the past five years, 5.5 million pounds — more than 2,750 tons — of drugs were collected nationwide. In addition to providing a ...

Save Lives California

The WHAT The California Healthcare, Research, and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 is a ballot initiative to increase California’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack, with an equivalent increase in the tax on other tobacco products like chew and e-cigarettes. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, and American Lung Association in California are standing up to Big Tobacco to save lives and help smokers quit. The WHY Save lives. Smoking is the number-one cause of preventable death in California. This initiative will ...

Zika Virus Resources

CDC MMWR — Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings Through Implementation of Standard Precautions — United States, 2016 (2016.03.25)  CAHAN Alert: Zika Virus Advisory #4 – Interim Guidelines Updated, First Sexual Transmission Confirmed in San Diego County (2016.03.25) CDC MMWR — Update: Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016 (2016.03.25) CDC MMWR — Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive ...