Covid-19 Resources

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U.S. Government Resources

Clinical Resources and GuidesDescriptionSpecialty 
UW Medicine COVID-19 Resource SiteSource: University of Washington Department of Medicine. Shared by Naomi Bishop, University of Arizona, MLGSCA list. Clinical guidance, patient care protocols for many circumstances, plus institutional policies on PPE, patient care, staff, after death services, etc. Updated frequently; use permissions on website. Added 3/18/2020.
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COVID-19 Clinical Guidance For the Cardiovascular Care TeamSource: American College of Cardiology. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for cardiology relating to cardiovascular care. Added 3/18/2020Cardiology
Initial Public Health Response and Interim Clinical Guidance for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak–United States,December 31, 2019–February 4, 2020 [local PDF]
Source: Centers for Disease Control, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2/5/2020, by Anita Patel, PharmD1; Daniel B. Jernigan, MD1; 2019-nCoV CDC Response Team. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Additional MMWR entries. Added 3/21/2020.Clinical Guidance, Public Health
Interim guidance: Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection is suspected [local PDF]Source: World Health Organization, 1/28/2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/21/2020Clinical management, infectious disease
COVID-19 : Clinical Assessment & ManagementSource: American College of Emergency Physicians. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020Clinical management, infectious disease
Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic: Page | PDF
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, March 2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/20/2020
Clinical Trials
Emergency Resources: COVID-19 from the Society of Critical Care MedicineSource: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Includes such resources as a report on US Resource Availability for COVID-19 and an ICU Preparedness Checklist. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020Critical care, education, ICU
Response of the Dental Education Community to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)Source: American Dental Education Association. Includes ADEA Pandemic Guide for Dental Education. Submitted by Natalie Clairoux, Université de Montréal, Bibliothèque de la santé. Added 3/23/2020Dental
CODA Statement on Dental Clinic Operations during COVID-19 (and other CODA updates)Source: Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association. Submitted by Natalie Clairoux, Université de Montréal, Bibliothèque de la santé. Added 3/23/2020Dental
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Source: National Library of MedicineArchives of the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listCOVID-19-specificCOVID-19 info from American Association of Blood BanksDisaster medicine, public health
Find training related to COVID-19 available through the TRAIN Learning NetworkSource: Public Health Foundation. Aggregates training opportunities for public health, healthcare, and preparedness professionals from multiple training providers. May need to create account to access specific resources. Submitted by Kathleen Amos, Public Health Fooundation. Added 3/23/2020Education, public health
Ethics of Resource Allocation
(Pandemic/ COVID) – Compilation GoogleDoc. PDF version (3/23/2020 4:17 p.m.)
Compiled by Kristin LaLonde, in collaboration with Hospital Libraries Caucus members. Added 3/23/2020Ethics: crisis standards of care, care allocation, etc.
Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Source: Centers for Disease Control. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for caring for patients with suspected NCoV19 that do not require hospitalization. Added 3/18/2020Home care, Infectious Disease
Interim Guidance: Home care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts [local PDF]
Source: World Health Organization, 2/4/2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/21/2020Home care, infectious disease
Guidance for Industry: Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency (COVID-19)Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Added 3/23/3030Industry guide
Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare SettingsSource: Centers for Disease Control. Submitted by: Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guideline for infection prevention in a healthcare setting. Added 3/19/2020
Infection prevention and control
Interim guidance: Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected [local PDF]Source: World Health Organization, 1/25/2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/21/2020Infection prevention and control
Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1Source: New England Journal of Medicine. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. For librarians/health information professionals. Added 3/18/2020Infectious Disease
Managing the Threat of the New Coronavirus StrainSource: Joint Commission. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for infectious disease and prevention. Added 3/18/2020Infectious Disease
Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “…intended to support state, local, and industry partners in identifying the 16 critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers needed to maintain the services and functions Americans depend on daily and that need to be able to operate resiliently during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic response.” Added 3/23/2020Infrastructure preparedness
Interim guidance: Laboratory biosafety guidance related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) [link | local PDF]Source: World Health Organization. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for laboratory safety relating to the testing of patients. Added 3/20/2020
Laboratory Safety
COVID-19 Guidance for treating Opioid Treatment ProgramsSource: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for treating opioid addictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.Added 3/18/2020Mental health, Addiction
The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidenceSource: The Lancet. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for psychology in regards to mental health in a pandemic. Added 3/19/2020
Mental Health, Psychology
Guidelines for Pregnant women Source: The Lancet. Submitted by: Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guideline for Obstetrics relating to pregnancy. Added 3/19/2020
Obstetrics
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pregnancy FAQs: Medical experts answer your questionsSource: Babcycenter.com with questions reviewed by members of Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020Obstetrics
Interim Coding Guidance: Coding for Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Services during the COVID-19 PandemicSource: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020Obstetrics, Telemedicine
American Society of Clinical Oncology COVID-19 Clinical Oncology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology. Submitted by Mark Vrabel, Oncology Nursing Society. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for caring for patients with cancer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Added 3/18/2020Oncology
Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should KnowSource: National Cancer Institute. Submitted by Mark Vrabel, Oncology Nursing Society. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for caring for patients with cancer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Added 3/18/2020Oncology
How to Manage Cancer Care during COVID-19 PandemicSource: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Submitted by Mark Vrabel, Oncology Nursing Society. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for caring for patients with cancer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Added 3/18/2020Oncology
NEW ASTM Standards & COVID-19
Access to important ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment – including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers. Requires registration to access. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/26/2020
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), standards
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPESource: Centers for Disease Control, Submitted by
Users may also want to reference this JAMA article and review the comments (submitted by Brynn Beals, St. Jsoeph Medical Center)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Technical Guidance Note: How to Consider Protection, Gender and Inclusion in the Response to COVID-19 (PDF link)
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Aimed at IFRC staff involved in the global response to the COVID-19 outbreak, especially protection, gender, and inclusion, and health focal points. Outlines issues that may threaten people’s dignity, access, participation, and safety, and suggests actions to address these threats. Added 3/23/2020Protection, gender and inclusion
How Should the Rehabilitation Community Prepare for 2019-nCoV? (Journal Pre-proof PDF link)Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2020). Authors: Koh GC-H, Hoenig H,  Submitted by: Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Added 3/20/2020
Rehabilitation medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association COVID PortalCredible information and resources for veterinarians and staff. Submitted by Kate Anderson, University of Missouri. Added 3/25/2020Veterinary medicine

World Health Organization

Clinical Resources and GuidesDescriptionSpecialty 
UW Medicine COVID-19 Resource SiteSource: University of Washington Department of Medicine. Shared by Naomi Bishop, University of Arizona, MLGSCA list. Clinical guidance, patient care protocols for many circumstances, plus institutional policies on PPE, patient care, staff, after death services, etc. Updated frequently; use permissions on website. Added 3/18/2020.
General +++
COVID-19 Clinical Guidance For the Cardiovascular Care TeamSource: American College of Cardiology. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for cardiology relating to cardiovascular care. Added 3/18/2020Cardiology
Initial Public Health Response and Interim Clinical Guidance for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak–United States,December 31, 2019–February 4, 2020 [local PDF]
Source: Centers for Disease Control, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2/5/2020, by Anita Patel, PharmD1; Daniel B. Jernigan, MD1; 2019-nCoV CDC Response Team. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Additional MMWR entries. Added 3/21/2020.Clinical Guidance, Public Health
Interim guidance: Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection is suspected [local PDF]Source: World Health Organization, 1/28/2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/21/2020Clinical management, infectious disease
COVID-19 : Clinical Assessment & ManagementSource: American College of Emergency Physicians. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020Clinical management, infectious disease
Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic: Page | PDF
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, March 2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/20/2020
Clinical Trials
Emergency Resources: COVID-19 from the Society of Critical Care MedicineSource: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Includes such resources as a report on US Resource Availability for COVID-19 and an ICU Preparedness Checklist. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020Critical care, education, ICU
Response of the Dental Education Community to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)Source: American Dental Education Association. Includes ADEA Pandemic Guide for Dental Education. Submitted by Natalie Clairoux, Université de Montréal, Bibliothèque de la santé. Added 3/23/2020Dental
CODA Statement on Dental Clinic Operations during COVID-19 (and other CODA updates)Source: Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association. Submitted by Natalie Clairoux, Université de Montréal, Bibliothèque de la santé. Added 3/23/2020Dental
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Source: National Library of MedicineArchives of the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listCOVID-19-specificCOVID-19 info from American Association of Blood BanksDisaster medicine, public health
Find training related to COVID-19 available through the TRAIN Learning NetworkSource: Public Health Foundation. Aggregates training opportunities for public health, healthcare, and preparedness professionals from multiple training providers. May need to create account to access specific resources. Submitted by Kathleen Amos, Public Health Fooundation. Added 3/23/2020Education, public health
Ethics of Resource Allocation
(Pandemic/ COVID) – Compilation GoogleDoc. PDF version (3/23/2020 4:17 p.m.)
Compiled by Kristin LaLonde, in collaboration with Hospital Libraries Caucus members. Added 3/23/2020Ethics: crisis standards of care, care allocation, etc.
Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Source: Centers for Disease Control. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for caring for patients with suspected NCoV19 that do not require hospitalization. Added 3/18/2020Home care, Infectious Disease
Interim Guidance: Home care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts [local PDF]
Source: World Health Organization, 2/4/2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/21/2020Home care, infectious disease
Guidance for Industry: Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency (COVID-19)Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Added 3/23/3030Industry guide
Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare SettingsSource: Centers for Disease Control. Submitted by: Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guideline for infection prevention in a healthcare setting. Added 3/19/2020
Infection prevention and control
Interim guidance: Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected [local PDF]Source: World Health Organization, 1/25/2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/21/2020Infection prevention and control
Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1Source: New England Journal of Medicine. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. For librarians/health information professionals. Added 3/18/2020Infectious Disease
Managing the Threat of the New Coronavirus StrainSource: Joint Commission. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for infectious disease and prevention. Added 3/18/2020Infectious Disease
Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “…intended to support state, local, and industry partners in identifying the 16 critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers needed to maintain the services and functions Americans depend on daily and that need to be able to operate resiliently during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic response.” Added 3/23/2020Infrastructure preparedness
Interim guidance: Laboratory biosafety guidance related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) [link | local PDF]Source: World Health Organization. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for laboratory safety relating to the testing of patients. Added 3/20/2020
Laboratory Safety
COVID-19 Guidance for treating Opioid Treatment ProgramsSource: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for treating opioid addictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.Added 3/18/2020Mental health, Addiction
The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidenceSource: The Lancet. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for psychology in regards to mental health in a pandemic. Added 3/19/2020
Mental Health, Psychology
Guidelines for Pregnant women Source: The Lancet. Submitted by: Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guideline for Obstetrics relating to pregnancy. Added 3/19/2020
Obstetrics
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pregnancy FAQs: Medical experts answer your questionsSource: Babcycenter.com with questions reviewed by members of Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020Obstetrics
Interim Coding Guidance: Coding for Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Services during the COVID-19 PandemicSource: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020Obstetrics, Telemedicine
American Society of Clinical Oncology COVID-19 Clinical Oncology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology. Submitted by Mark Vrabel, Oncology Nursing Society. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for caring for patients with cancer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Added 3/18/2020Oncology
Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should KnowSource: National Cancer Institute. Submitted by Mark Vrabel, Oncology Nursing Society. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for caring for patients with cancer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Added 3/18/2020Oncology
How to Manage Cancer Care during COVID-19 PandemicSource: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Submitted by Mark Vrabel, Oncology Nursing Society. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for caring for patients with cancer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Added 3/18/2020Oncology
NEW ASTM Standards & COVID-19
Access to important ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment – including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers. Requires registration to access. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/26/2020
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), standards
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPESource: Centers for Disease Control, Submitted by
Users may also want to reference this JAMA article and review the comments (submitted by Brynn Beals, St. Jsoeph Medical Center)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Technical Guidance Note: How to Consider Protection, Gender and Inclusion in the Response to COVID-19 (PDF link)
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Aimed at IFRC staff involved in the global response to the COVID-19 outbreak, especially protection, gender, and inclusion, and health focal points. Outlines issues that may threaten people’s dignity, access, participation, and safety, and suggests actions to address these threats. Added 3/23/2020Protection, gender and inclusion
How Should the Rehabilitation Community Prepare for 2019-nCoV? (Journal Pre-proof PDF link)Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2020). Authors: Koh GC-H, Hoenig H,  Submitted by: Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Added 3/20/2020
Rehabilitation medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association COVID PortalCredible information and resources for veterinarians and staff. Submitted by Kate Anderson, University of Missouri. Added 3/25/2020Veterinary medicine

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