The Department of Neurological Surgery is committed to supporting our residents during this pandemic.  Here you will find a variety of clinical care, wellness, parenting and educational resources to assist you in navigating this situation.   

Clinical Resources On the UCDH Intranet:
  • Information and Resources for Employees
  • COVID-19 PPE Instructions
  • Additional Clinical Resources and Patient-Facing Materials Related to Our COVID-19 Response
  • Older Documents and Messages Related to Our COVID-19 Response
  • Telehealth guidance for residents and fellows
  • Add the employee screening tool to your phone
  • Management of patients and healthcare personnel during the Covid-19 pandemic:
    • Residents/fellows in high-risk groups (eg, those who are immunosuppressed, pregnant, over age 65, or suffer from serious heart disease) should limit direct care of patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, especially during higher risk (e.g., aerosol-generating) procedures, as feasible based on staffing availability. Those with disabilities may seek additional accommodations.
    • Pregnant Provider COVID-19 Staffing Recommendations  Given that pregnant women have been at higher risk of severe outcomes in other novel respiratory infections, the potential risks of indicated preterm delivery, and the possibility that pregnant women may still be at greater risk of complications from COVID-19 due to our minimal data available on severity/ complications in pregnancy, we recommend that pregnant faculty, trainees, and staff limit direct care of patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 whenever possible. In the event that the needs of our patients prevent removing pregnant employees from caring for COVID-19 patients, pregnant employees should wear a regular face mask while caring for these patients. We will continue to monitor the available data and will update this recommendation in the future if necessary.  

      During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend that pregnant faculty, trainees, and staff avoid in-person patient care and patient contact after 37 weeks of gestation. This will minimize maternal infection risk, thus minimizing risk of mother/infant separation after birth if a mother is COVID-19 positive.

Financial Assistance

The University of California Davis School of Medicine COVID‐19 Emergency Relief fund provides limited financial support for trainees, fellows, and students who are experiencing (or who have  experienced) a temporary hardship as a result of the COVID‐19 pandemic. 

Wellness Resources

Please know that there are many wellness resources available to providers that address the unique challenges of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition to the on-campus resources listed on our departments wellness page, here are a few COVID-specific resources you may find useful.  Please feel free to share these with others.   

Please check your Outlook Calendar Invites for Zoom Meeting connection details and contact Staci Leitner if you need additional information on specific Zoom events.  

Wellness Workouts

UC Living Fit Forever also has several YouTube workouts:

List of Free Virtual and Livestream Concerts by Billboard Magazine

Parenting Resources

Educational Resources 

UCDH Pediatric Neurological Surgery Module on Canva

Radiopedia's Radiology Review Videos (new topics released every Mon, Wed and Fri).


Professional society guidance: 

If you have time, please take advantage of the CNS Online Education Lecture Series.  

    And Remember: