Updated as of March 18, 2020.


Interested in Volunteering?

Enroll as a Certified Medical Professional Volunteer with the US Department of Homeland Security FEMA Emergency Management Institute & National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer (CVM)
Attention All Physicians (Retired or still practicing full/part time), Students, Lay persons:  Are you are interested in volunteering?
The Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer known as CVM, is asking volunteers to register by submitting two training certificates and then completing a background check.  Once cleared, you can be deployed to fill a volunteer need.  And before you ask, Yes, everyone will need to complete the two trainings despite their educational background.
For more information, check out the CVM website:  https://covolunteers.state.co.us
The two trainings are FEMA ICS 100c and ICS 700b and can be found here:
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c 
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b
Additionally, you will also need a FEMA Student ID number to take the classes. You can get that here  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

Do you have further questions or need help enrolling?  Please contact Koral O'Brien directly. 
There is potentially a need throughout the state and the process to enroll is quick. 

Koral O'Brien
Volunteer Coordinator
P 303.692.2782  |  F 303.691.7811  |  C 303.916.2494
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO, 80246
koral.obrien@state.co.us  |  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/epr
Work hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30am to 4:00pm 

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Upcoming Event Cancellations

On behalf of the ADEMS Board of Directors, we are sending well wishes and support to all of our medical family during this very difficult and stressful time. We have made a difficult decision on cancelling upcoming meetings through May to comply with current CDC recommendations to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19 and to work with our contracted vendors.
These events include:

Springfest at Breckenridge Brewery on April 18th, 
Medical Spanish and Cultural Competency classes at DMS April 24-27th and April 28-29th 
ADEMS May Annual Meeting and Social scheduled for May 28th at Glenmoor.  


We will continue to work to keep you informed when and if these events are rescheduled.  Thank you for your understanding.


PPE Information in ADEMS area

Douglas County Physicians:
Any physicians in Douglas County can request a form sent to their email to submit PPE requests.  Please note the county is forwarding this onto the state, and they are asking you to exhaust all resources before utilizing this request.  Also, they are asking your request be specific units (each, pair, etc.) and boxes or cases.  Email Andrea at ADEMSstaff@gmail.com to receive form.  Instructions to submit form will be included.  

Arapahoe County Physicians:
Utilize this linked portal for your request.  They also will be forwarding needs on to the state, and request you exhaust all resources before making your request.
Use "this link":  
Arapahoe County EOC Logistics
eoclogs@arapahoegov.com
720-874-3839


Physician Only COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall - Tomorrow!  
Wednesday, March 18th




The Colorado Medical Society will host a virtual town hall meeting this Wednesday, March 18, 6-8 p.m., for physicians to engage directly with CMS and other key state stakeholders to get support and answers, and get and share advice with colleagues. Plan to join us live or watch an archived recording on our website. Shortly before 6 p.m. tomorrow, click this link to join (preferred). Alternatively, call in using +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 / Webinar ID: 752 342 730
Prepare your practice or health system for COVID-19

Steps health care facilities can take now to prepare: CDC steps to prepare
Prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your practice or health care facility: Guides from WHO

How to protect yourself from infection

How to minimize exposure and implement standard, contact and airborne precautions: Interim infection prevention and control recommendations
How to manage your supply of personal protective equipment (PPE): CDC supply chain advice

Diagnosing patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Who should be tested for COVID-19 and how to get them tested: COVID-19 clinical criteria
Health care professionals should immediately notify their local or state health department in the event of a PUI for COVID-19: Tri-County Health Department
6162 S Willow DR Ste 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-5113
Phone: (303) 220-9200
Visit Website
How to manage patients diagnosed with COVID-19: Clinical guidance from the CDC

What to do if you have been exposed to patients with COVID-19

How to assess risk, monitor for symptoms and understand work restriction decisions for health care professionals with potential exposure to COVID-19:  Interim U.S. guidance

How to communicate with patients

COVID-19 facts to share with concerned or anxious patients: CDC fact sheets
Common myths that you should be ready to debunk: The biggest misconceptions
Advice to give patients who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19: Top advice from CDC
Notices to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues that impact travelers’ health: CDC travel notices

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