Member-Submitted Resources


The ACLP is interested in receiving submissions from members regarding the Covid-19 crisis. We are interested in reports on how your institution is changing procedures, including successful and unsuccessful outcomes, policy statements, descriptions of novel approaches, and unexpected problems or barriers encountered. We are interested in case reports, management discussions, and ethical considerations in patient care. We are interested in suggestions about resources useful to clinicians, new developments in regulations, or other material which may be of use to our members providing CL care in the present crisis.

Please send submissions to and include a title, author(s), and affiliation(s), and a statement of no conflict of interest (or disclosure of conflict) at the end of your content. All submissions will be peer reviewed promptly per ACLP policy for web content. Accepted items will be posted on the member-submitted resources section of our website. We thank you in advance for your submissions.

Paul Desan, MD, PhD, FACLP, Chair
Ann Schwartz, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair
Education Committee



Report from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Consultation-Liaison Service
Dr. Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP, reports on organizational changes of a consultation-liaison service. Submitted March 24, 2020.
Report from Brigham and Women Hospital 032420.PDF

Report from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP)
Dr. Andrew J. Lancia, MD, FACLP, reports on organizational changes in a consultation-liaison service. Submitted March 24, 2020.
Report from University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) 032420.PDF

Report on Conversion to Telepsychiatry at the VA System from Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Divy Ravindranath, MD, MS, FACLP, reports on converting to telepsychiatry in a system of VA facilities in the Bay Area. Submitted March 24, 2020.
COVID and conversion to telepsychiatry in VA inpatient hospital Military and Veterans SIG Skype Meeting 032420.PDF

Report from Yale New Haven Hospital
Dr. Paul Desan, MD, PhD, FACL, reports on changes in the Psychiatric Consultation Service as well as changes throughout the hospital. The next link provides our new guidelines for the psychiatric care of patients with definite or possible highly contagious infectious disease. Submitted March 24, 2020.
Report from Yale New Haven Hospital 032420.PDF

Psychiatric Consultation Service Guidelines

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Manual for Video Consultations
Dr. Priya Gopalan MD, FACLP, provides a detailed manual for video CL The manual is authored by Sharon Altman MD; Morgan Faeder MD PhD; Daniel Fishman; Priya Gopalan MD; Shelly Kucherer MD; Michaelene Landy APRN; Darcy Moschenross MD PhD Alexis Pape MA; Gina Perez MD; Sharvari Shivanekar MD; Meredith Spada, MD, Med, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206-4206 United States. Submitted March 26, 2020.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center COVID19 CL COVID MANUAL 032620.pdf

Thoughts about How Best to Help our Colleagues in this Crisis
Dr. Michael Blumenfeld, MD, FACLP, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, provides commentary about supporting medical providers on the front lines. Submitted March 26, 2020.
PDF:   Michael Blumenfeld on caring for colleagues in the Covid-19 crisis.pdf

NYU Langone Health TELE Consultation Manual and Report
Dr. Car Rachel A. Caravella, MD, Allison B. Deutch, MD, Paraskevi Nouslas, PsyD, and David Ginsberg, MD, of the NYU Langone Health system report on using remote technology to perform consultations. The system uses tablets that are built into patient tray tables, as well as tablets that were purchased locally to aid in the crisis. Submitted March 26, 2020.
NYU Langone Health TELE Consultation protocol 032620.pdf 

Dr. Caravella and colleagues also provide a Report regarding the situation overall in their service. Submitted March 26, 2020.
NYU CL Service Observations and Response to COVID19 032720.pdf

Guidance for Psychiatry Consults in the ED and CL during COVID19 Pandemic
Dr. Michelle To, MD, Greater Los Angeles VA, CA, provides a manual for consultation in the ED and general hospital. This guidance is for areas where there is no telepsychiatry or other remote access. Submitted March 27, 2020.
Guidance for CL and ED psychiatry consults 032720.pdf

Report from Northwell-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Dr. Samuel Greenstein, MD, provides an update from this healthcare system on Long Island. Submitted March 27, 2020.
Report from Northwell-Long Island Jewish Medical Center 032720.pdf

Medical College of Wisconsin Mental Health Interventions for Healthcare Workers
Drs. Julie Owen, MD and Deepa Pawar, MD, MPH, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin submit multiple resources for aid in supporting our colleagues providing crisis care. Submitted March 27, 2020.
Med Coll of Wisc Mental Health Interventions to Support Healthcare Workers 032720.pdf

Report from The University of Chicago
Dr. Marie B. Tobin MD, FACLP, updates us from her center. Submitted March 28, 2020.
Report from The University of Chicago 032820.pdf

VA San Diego New Policy on Consultations
Dr. Kristin Beizai, MD, VA San Diego Healthcare System, shares their new policies. Submitted March 28, 2020.
San Diego VA CL Service COVID-19 Preparedness Plan 032820.pdf

University of Washington CL Reorganization for Remote Services
Thomas Soeprono, MD, and Amelia Dubovsky, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, suggest ways to split the CL team and use remote methods. Submitted March 29, 2020.
U of W COVID CL preservation plan 032920.pdf

Additionally, Laurel Pellegrino, MD, and Thomas Soeprono, MD, of that Department offer tips for telepsychiatry services. Submitted March 29, 2020.
U of W Tele Tips during COVID 032920.pdf

NYU Langone Hospital ED Policy for Consultations
Drs. Rachel Anne Caravella, MD, and Maureen, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center, provide their new ED policy. Submitted March 29, 2020.
NYU Langone Hosp Perelman ED COVID 19 Planning Psychiatry Protocol 032920.pdf

Remote Learning Resources Suggested by the ACLP Residency Education Subcommittee
Dr. Carrie L. Ernst, MD, offers a list of learning resources that may be of use to residents working from home, on behalf of the Residency Education Subcommittee. Submitted March 29, 2020.
Residency Education Subcommittee CL Psychiatry Remote Learning Resources 032920.pdf

Using Balint Groups to Aid Hospital Providers During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Dr. Damir Huremović, MD, MPP, FAPA, FACLP, Department of Psychiatry, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Inc., Manhasset, NY, offers thoughts on Balint groups that they are starting to use to support medical providers. Submitted March 29, 2020.
Balint groups to aid hospital providers in the COVID crisis 032920.pdf



Guidance about Telepsychiatry for the Covid-19 pandemic
Dr. Terry Rabinowitz MD, DDS, FACLP, provides up-to-date guidance about telepsychiatry and specific hints and tips.
Telepsychiatry in the Covid pandemic 032520.pdf

Telehealth Attending Provider Manual from University of Washington Medicine
Amanda Focht, MD, Denise Chang, MD, Cara Towle, RN, MSN, Jay Wellington, MSW, LICSW, Laurel Pelligrino, MD, Jen Erikson, DO, Ryan Kimmel, MD, and Tom Soeprono, MD, provide a superb and detailed 36-page manual for telepsychiatry. This is a special resource provided by the University of Washington Medicine to assist facilities in rapid implementation of telehealth services in the present emergency.
University of Washington Telehealth Attending Provider Manual 032020.pdf


All authors have indicated an absence of conflict of interest with regard to their submission (or indicated any potential conflict within the content).