Clinical Information

Opioid Resources and Recommendations for Practitioners and Printable Reference Materials for Patients and Families

  • Listing of Resouces for Epic, PMG guides, and materials from CDC, Snohomish Health District, and SAMHSA

 2019 Cumulative Sensitivity Reports

Hepatitis A Outbreak - December 2019

Snohomish County Health Advisory

Alert from 2020-1-21

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Infection Wuhan City, China & Snohomish County

  • Obtain a detailed travel history for patients being evaluated with fever and acute respiratory illness.
  • 2019-nCoV should be suspected in patients who present with: 
    • fever AND symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing) AND in the 14 days before symptom onset:  have a history of travel from Wuhan City, China --or-- had close contact with a person who is under investigation for 2019-nCoV while that person was ill.
    • fever OR symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing) AND in the 14 days before symptom onset had close contact with an ill lab-confirmed 2019-nCoV patient.
  • Ask patients with suspected 2019-nCoV infection to wear a surgical mask as soon as they are identified and evaluate them in a private room with the door closed, ideally an airborne infection isolation room if available.
  • All healthcare personnel entering the room should use standard precautions, contact precautions, airborne precautions, and use eye protection (e.g., gown, gloves, N95 mask or PAPR, and face shield or goggles).
  • Immediately notify both infection control personnel at your healthcare facility and the Snohomish Health District at 425.339.5278 in the event of a suspected case of 2019-nCoV.
  • Prepare to collect lower respiratory, upper respiratory and serum specimens. Stool and urine may also be collected. Specimens should be refrigerated. Public health will provide guidance and facilitation regarding specimen collection, storage, and shipping.

You can find my recent health alerts posted on the Provider pages of our website.

 

Project Access: Snohomish County Alliance for Health Access

Most physicians already see charity patients. However, since there is no system for providing support services for these patients, the physician often feels frustrated and the process is often inefficient and ineffective.

The Snohomish County Alliance for Health Access is designed to change that. Patients are screened for appropriate lab work, x-rays, and medications before the patient is scheduled with a specialty physician.

Referrals are carefully managed to ensure that caring for charity patients is shared fairly throughout the community. Physicians are recognized for their contribution, and most of them choose to continue year after year.