JABSOM Resources Page: COVID-19 Updates

Illustration of the 2019 coronavirus

STATUS 07/02/2020

MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING HOURS

Monday-Friday: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Holidays: closed

JABSOM KAKAʻAKO LIBRARY RESTRICTIONS

Effective immediately, the JABSOM Kakaʻako library will be restricted to JABSOM students, faculty and staff. This measure will help with needed social distancing for our students, faculty and staff. Employees of UHP, RCUH, UHF, and our non-compensated faculty are considered part of the JABSOM ʻohana and may continue to use the library facilities.


Recent Updates:

JULY 2020

07/02/2020

A 4th of July message from the Hawaii state Department of Health: Celebrate Independence Day by avoiding the three C’s: Closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings such as close conversations.

07/01/2020
The latest FAQ for medical students can be found here.
The latest JABSOM Safety Precautions update can be found here.
The latest JABSOM Clinical Guidelines for all medical students classes can be found here.

JUNE 2020

06/12/2020
New section! Please scroll down to find JABSON researchers seeking COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Cecilia Shikuma and Cris Milne, APRN, MPH, seek 40 newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients to see if the blood pressure drug telmisartan can effectively relieve heart and lung symptoms.
See article.

06/11/2020
The latest FAQ for medical students is now available.
The latest JABSOM Safety Precautions update can be found here.

  • The JABSOM locker rooms will reopen on Friday, June 19, 2020.
    Everyone that already had access prior to March 19, 2020, closure will have their access privileges reinstated to use the locker room starting Friday, June 19, 2020, at 7:00am. If you do not have access and want to use the locker rooms you may contact Elwyn Watkins, Chief of Security at JABSOM for the required access form.
  • As a reminder, UH President Lassner and UH Manoa Provost Bruno have not yet opened our campus for public access.  We are still limited to UH employees and students, authorized guests and contractors into our facilities.  Please pay attention to all announcements made by the UH Manoa Provost’s Office.

06/10/2020
Public Health in Action:
Clinicians: University of Hawaii Office of Public Health (OPHS) has an evolving document with COVID-19 resources that is updated every other week.
Volunteers Opportunities: OPHS also has this compilation of organizations all over the state of Hawaii that need volunteers.
Clinicians808 Community Resources is a one-stop-site of resources for healthcare practitioners.

06/05/2020
June online Kaka’ako Wellness Schedule

06/01/2020
This link includes Dean Hedge’s message about returning to JABSOM.
Click this link for a more detailed, but generally applicable, elements of personal protection equipment (PPE): 2020-05-26 JABSOM safety update 


COVID-19 Patients Needed for Active Research: 

June 12, 2020
Dr. Cecilia Shikuma and Cris Milne, APRN, MPH, seek 40 newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients to see if the blood pressure drug telmisartan can effectively relieve heart and lung symptoms.
See article.

Research Support Resources 

UH Research Continuity and Planning for COVID-19
https://www.hawaii.edu/research/research-continuity-and-planning-for-covid-19/

Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding
https://www.hawaii.edu/research/research-continuity-and-planning-for-covid-19/

Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants & Cooperative Agreements https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/admin_supp/index.htm


NEW: JABSOM Technology Resources page


Community Assistance Resources:


Volunteers Opportunities Guide: From the University of Hawaii Office of Public Health 
Click here for the OPHS webpage to learn about places that need volunteers.

Online COVID-19 screener: https://covidhawaii.info

Sign up for Hawaii Department of Health (HDHOH) email alerts

New, user-friendly HDOH website for COVID-19 information: hawaiicovid19.com

Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Clinic: 462-5430 (Press Option 2)

Queen’s Medical Center COVID-19 Infoline: 808-691-2619

University of Hawaiʻi (UH) COVID-19 Resources Page

Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center COVID-19 Resource Page

The Aloha United Way call center is open daily 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Call 2-1-1 from any location in the state
Text 877-275-6569
Email info211@auw.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC COVID-19 Microsite


Information for JABSOM Students:

The latest FAQ for medical students can be found here.
The latest JABSOM Safety Precautions update can be found here.
The latest JABSOM Clinical Guidelines for all medical students classes can be found here.

In anticipation of returning to JABSOM, students please view these refresher videos from the CDC to ensure proper usage of PPE for when you return to a clinical site: how to don and doff face mask.

  • Medical Student FAQs (password protected): This page is updated with the latest Information highlighted.
  • If you have additional questions, the preferred method is to continue sending them to your respective class ombudsperson, as they have been collecting and organizing these prior to sending to us. Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum will work with appropriate leadership and decision-making bodies before updating this document. Since April 8, we have been having weekly Town Halls for the medical students and interested faculty on Wednesdays. In June, these will move to every 2 weeks on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm.  Please contact Dr. Omori if you would like the link. These Town Hall sessions are recorded and the link will be posted on JBOWS.
  • Medical student pre-clinical courses were online starting March 23, 2020, through the end of this academic year per the main University of Hawaiʻi decision on March 18, 2020 (but this may change). However, Provost Bruno approved in-person examinations, standardized patients, OSCEs and simulations at JABSOM.  For the 2020-21 academic year, some pre-clinical course elements will remain online. JABSOM will be utilizing a hybrid model of instruction to maximize learning of the MD Student curriculum.
  • Clinical components of medical student, communication sciences and disorders and medical technology students were suspended March 16-April 30, 2020. Some clinical sites allowed students back on May 1. Even in the 2020-21 academic year, there will likely be some continuation of alternate required learning activities and experiences. These will be communicated directly to the students by the department, program or Office of Medical Education. Please check your emails for further communication from OME.
  • Large group activities planned for more than 10 people were modified or canceled in accordance with CDC and State recommendations on March 18, 2020. Large group curricular sessions and events starting in July 2020 will conform to the State requirement of fewer than 50 people, adhere to applicable physical distancing and use of cloth face-covering requirements. Students, residents and fellows should check their email frequently for updates.
  • Residents and fellows should follow their respective program and clinical rotation site guidance.
    Group learning typically held within clinical settings for medical students, residents and fellows will be altered to promote physical distancing. Please check your email for details.
    Students working in research laboratories should adhere to UH Mānoa recommendations. Questions? See your advisor, graduate chair or Dr. Mariana Gerschenson

Information for Employees:

Please check with your respective employers and supervisors if you have questions related to your work situation. Relevant links are below:

Information for Clinicians

  • University of Hawaii Office of Public Health has an evolving document with COVID-19 resources that is updated every other week.
  • 808 Community Resources
    Purpose: To improve ease of access to Hawaii’s local healthcare resources by organizing them in a single website. It is the Coalitions’ hope that this website will help providers and community partners meet the needs of Hawaii’s patients and caregivers during transitions of care.
  • Physician Support Line: Free, confidential, 8am-12am everyday Visit the website or call (888) 409-0141.
  • If you have a patient with possible symptoms and especially if they have traveled outside of Hawaii in the past 21 days or come into close contact with someone who has traveled outside of Hawaii, please use your clinical judgment and consider testing suspect patients.  You can contact either the Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Clinic (808-462-5430 press option 2) or The Queen’s Medical Center COVID-19 info line (808-691-2619 press option #2), even if you do not have a formal affiliation with either health system. You may also contact the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH), Disease Outbreak Control Division at (808) 586-4586. For more information see the HDOH updates for clinicians page.

Wellness Resources:

Additional Resources


JABSOM Community and ʻOhana Updates

Hawaiʻi Department of Health (HDOH) Updates


Informational Videos


#MaskOutHawaii: LET’S PROTECT EACH OTHER BY WEARING CLOTH MASKS
We can prevent transmission of the virus by wearing homemade masks, while saving medical grade masks for health care workers:


PRACTICAL TIPS FOR SAFETY DURING THE PANDEMIC
JABSOM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum shares tips for protecting yourself and others: