Resources for Nurses

Includes procedure, protocols, care plans for nurses, including PPE, diagnostics and more


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EVMS Critical Care COVID-19 Management Protocol

๐Ÿ”—https://www.evms.edu/media/evms_public/departments/internal_medicine/EVMS_Critical_Care_covid_Protocol.pdf

Developed and updated by Paul Marik, MD Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA May 5th, 2020


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General Summaries

Video Guides

Royal College of Physicians

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ“บhttps://www.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/2012451/uiconf_id/32750761/entry_id/1_6qg432gr/embed/iframe

The Royal College of Physicians. Video guide: An expert update for health professionals from 2 Feb 2020

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“บhttps://www.aacnnursing.org/Professional-Development/Webinar-Info/sessionaltcd/WFR20_03_13

Making Informed Decisions in Responding to COVID-19. As the academic nursing community prepares to address the Coronavirus outbreak, AACN has consulted with experts in disaster planning on how nursing schools can maintain quality programs while keeping students, faculty, and staff safe.First webinar in new series on COVID-19 featuring one of the nationโ€™s leading experts on overcoming public health threats. The discussion will center on AACNโ€™s newly released guidelines for schools to consider related to emergency preparedness and response. Please note login is required.

What Nurses Need to Know to be Prepared

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“บhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PInIjd_2pLA

By Dr. Tener Goodwin Veenema, Expert in Disaster Nursing and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University. Recommended by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 26th February 2020.

Fact sheets

UK Government Guidance

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus

General guidance for health professionals by the UK Government

US Department of Health Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020/FactSheetย 

In 11 languages, inc. English, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese. By Washington State Department of Health.

Treatment Roundup

๐Ÿ”—https://bit.ly/TreatmentRoundup

Treatment roundup - Archive new deck coming soon

Staying Safe

General Guidance

UK Government Guidance for staying at home

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Guidance for people with confirmed or possible Coronavirus infection by the UK Government. This document superseded the specific guide for nurses on 12th of March.

Prevention and Control

Department of Labour

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html#health

Tips on not spreading the virus in workplaces.

CDC Guidance Infection Control

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/index.html

Guidance and Resources on Infection Control. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

CDC Guidance on Personal Hygiene

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/features/handhygiene/index.html

Clean Hands Count for Safe Healthcare. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

CDC Guidance on Handwashing

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“บhttps://youtu.be/d914EnpU4Fo

What you need to know about handwashing. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

CDC Guidance on Disinfection

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/disinfection-guidelines-H.pdf

Guidance for disinfection and sterilization in healthcare facilities. Summary isย here.By the USAโ€™s CDC. Last updated 2018.

CDC Guidance on preventing the spread

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html

Preventing COVID-19 from Spreading in Homes and Communities. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

Protecting Health Staff

England Health Protection Teams

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/health-protection-team

Protecting your local team in England by the UK Government.

Scotland Health Protection Teams

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/about-us/contact-us/

Protecting your local team in Scotland by the UK Government.

Northern Ireland Health Protection Teams

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/directorates/public-health/health-protection

Protecting your local team in Northern Ireland by the UK Government.

Wales Health Protection Teams

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://phw.nhs.wales/use-of-site/contact-us/

Protecting your local team in Wales by the UK Government.

Advice for Healthcare Workers

WHO

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-on-infection-prevention-and-control-for-health-care-workers-caring-for-patients-with-suspected-or-confirmed-2019-ncov

WHOโ€™s Q&A on infection prevention and control for health care workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed 2019-nCoV.

American Federation of Teachers

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.aft.org/covid19-hc

What nurses and health professionals can do to safeguard against the virus. By American Federation of Teachers.

US Employers Council

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://blog.employerscouncil.org/2020/01/27/employer-obligations-to-protect-employees-from-coronavirus/

Employer Obligations to Protect Employees from Coronavirus. By the USAโ€™s Employers Council.

What to do if you think you have been exposed

Department of Labor

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/medicalinformation.html#exposed_infected

If you believe you have been exposed on the job, alert your supervisor or occupational health clinic immediately. By the USAโ€™s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Risk Assessment for Health Workers

WHO Risk assessment and Templates

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331340/WHO-2019-nCov-HCW_risk_assessment-2020.1-eng.pdf

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/20200304-covid19-health-worker-data-dictionary-final.xlsx?sfvrsn=7484b927_2

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/20200304-covid19-hcw-data-collection-form-final.xlsx?sfvrsn=ee0a7cff_2

Document, data template and data dictionary. WHOโ€™s Health workers exposure risk assessment and management in the context of COVID-19 virus. This tool is to be used by health care facilities that have either cared for or admitted COVID-19 patients; it is to be completed for all health workers who have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 patient in a healthcare facility. It will help determine the risk of COVID-19 virus infection of all HCWs who have been exposed to a COVID-19 patient and then provides recommendations for appropriate management of these HCWs, according to their infection risk.

Standards

Department of Labour

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html

Highlights OSHA standards and directives (instructions for compliance officers) and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

See also:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/ppe

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/masks

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/hardware

General Guidance

WHO guidance on PPE

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331215/WHO-2019-nCov-IPCPPE_use-2020.1-eng.pdf

WHO guidance: Rational use of personal protective equipment for Coronavirus disease 2019.

CDC on PPE

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/healthcare-supply-ppe-index.html

Personal Protective Equipment recommendations. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

UK Government Guidance on PPE

๐Ÿ”—https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/877728/T1_Recommended_PPE_for_healthcare_workers_by_secondary_care_clinical_context_poster.pdf

Recommended PPE for healthcare workers

Open Source COVID-19 Medical Supplies Requirements

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/15kqUPPI7bYL6dnCetOeDSyE8IG5pHVmtg8Ju4yzGlF8/edit#heading=h.elyq59vqxfyb

Open source COVID-19 medical equipment requirement.

Quick Guides on Donning and Doffing PPE

UK Government

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-use-for-aerosol-generating-procedures

Donning and Doffing advice from the UK Government

Public Health England

๐Ÿ“บhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUo5O1JmLH0&feature=youtu.be

How to put on personal protective equipment (PPE)

Brighton and Sussex Nursing Teams

๐Ÿ“บhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=tGVra7LB2es&feature=emb_logo

FFP3 Donning & Doffing (PPE), PPE: practice, overthink your movement and anticipate to the max. Before: eat, drink, pee

University of Nebraska

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“บhttps://app1.unmc.edu/nursing/heroes/mpv.cfm?updateindex=70&src=yt

Hospital PPE. Infection control: donning and doffing. University of Nebraska Medical Centre.

Masks and Respirators

CDC FAQ on respirators

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-use-faq.html

FAQ about using respirators.By the USAโ€™s CDC.

WHO on masks

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/publications-detail/advice-on-the-use-of-masks-in-the-community-during-home-care-and-in-healthcare-settings-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)-outbreak

WHOโ€™s advice on the Use of Masks. This document provides rapid advice on the use of medical masks in communities, at home and at health care facilities in areas that have reported outbreaks caused by the 2019 novel Coronavirus (nCoV). It is intended for public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, health care managers, health care workers and community health workers.

Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/02/unmasked-experts-explain-necessary-respiratory-protection-covid-19

Experts explain necessary respiratory protection for COVID-19. By the Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/covid-19-response-news-alert-cms-issues-key-protective-mask-guidance-healthcare-workers

CMSโ€™s key protective mask guidance for healthcare workers.

CDC Respiratory Protection Infographics

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/RespiratorInfographics.html

Content below.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: guidelines on the management of critically ill adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

๐Ÿ”—https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7101866/

Includes recommendation to wear fitted respirator for aerosol-generating procedures.

Reuse and Disinfection PPE

See also:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/masks

Open source guide to reusing respirators

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/193mt42jUR8PxuONUY4A6YZsyOOmy6Psg6BDme3rjai8/edit#heading=h.4gn6tdxbnm5e

A comprehensive guide on how to reuse and disinfect respirator.

N95 Respirator Reuse & Decontamination One Pager

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_5uL12mWD1y_6FXn3x67ldBO_UHYzVbV1MOqO2ska-A/edit

Key points taken from open source guide.

Preparation

Action Plans

UK Government

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan/coronavirus-action-plan-a-guide-to-what-you-can-expect-across-the-uk

UK Coronavirus action plan. As of 2rd of March 2020.

Hospitals

CDC Tool

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hcp-hospital-checklist.html

Coronavirus hospital preparedness tool by CDC.

NHS

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/visitor-guidance-16-march-2020.pdf

The UKโ€™s NHS visitor guidance. It applies to all inpatient, diagnostic and outpatient areas.

John Hopkins Hospital

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“ปhttp://johnshopkinssph.libsyn.com/how-are-hospitals-preparing-for-covid-19?tdest_id=1899134

How are Hospitals Preparing for COVID-19? A podcast from the John Hopkins Hospital.

Checklists

CDC Checklist

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronpavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/hcp-preparedness-checklist.pdf

Healthcare Personnel Preparedness Checklist for COVID-19. Front-line healthcare personnel in the United States should be prepared to evaluate patients for Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The following checklist highlights key steps for healthcare personnel in preparation for transport and arrival of patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19. By Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Checklist

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/COVID19/Documents/COVID-19%20Healthcare%20Planning%20Checklist.pdf

This checklist is adapted from a variety of HHS Pandemic Influenza Pandemic Planning resources. It is not intended to set forth mandatory requirements by the Federal government. Each jurisdiction should determine for itself whether it is adequately prepared for disease outbreaks in accordance with its own laws and authorities. We strongly encourage continued review of HHSโ€™ Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 guidance which is available on their website for the most current information. By HHS.

CDC Nursing Homes Checklist

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/novel-coronavirus-2019-Nursing-Homes-Preparedness-Checklist_3_13.pdf

The USAโ€™s CDC. COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and other Long-Term Care Settings. There is a recent addition to the above listed below:

Guidance for Care

Early Investigation Protocol

WHO Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/early-investigations

WHOโ€™s early investigation protocol. The recent emergence of COVID-19 means that understanding of transmission patterns, severity, clinical features and risk factors for infection remains limited, whether among the general population, for health workers or in household and other โ€œclosedโ€ settings.

Investigating and Initial Clinical Management of Possible Cases

CDC Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhcp%2Finfection-control.html

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings by CDC:

UK Government Guidance

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-initial-investigation-of-possible-cases/investigation-and-initial-clinical-management-of-possible-cases-of-wuhan-novel-coronavirus-wn-cov-infection

Initial investigation of possible cases. By the UK Government.

Clinical Care

UK Government Guidance

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wn-cov-guidance-for-primary-care/wn-cov-interim-guidance-for-primary-care

Primary care guidance for Healthcare professionals. Last updated 25th of February 2020.

CDC Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-hospitalized-patients.html

Disposition of Hospitalized Patients with COVID-2019. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

Dr Charelene Babcock

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“บCOVID-19 How to Use One Ventilator to Save Multiple Lives

How to use one ventilator to save multiple lives. By Dr. Charlene Irvin Babcock.

CDC Inpatient Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/inpatient-obstetric-healthcare-guidance.html

Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Guidance. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

Ventilator Basics

๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/coffeeNCalibers/status/1244814024442773504

NEW: Ventilator basics for the non-ICU nurse - a super basic quick reference!

Intro to Respiratory Support

๐Ÿ”—https://rise.articulate.com/share/LpY0dWDwF2MxviHuz7o7TtAkgO9yKFiP#/

Introduction to Respiratory Support (basics)

WHO Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/publications-detail/clinical-management-of-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-when-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-is-suspected

WHOโ€™s clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel Coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected. This document is intended for clinicians taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when a nCoV infection is suspected.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www.uptodate.com/contents/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-clinical-features-diagnosis-and-complications-in-adults

Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Clinical features, diagnosis, and complications in adults. By Mark D Siegel, MD (2020).

Ventilator Management

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www.uptodate.com/contents/ventilator-management-strategies-for-adults-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome

Ventilator management strategies for adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a form of lung injury that is associated with a high mortality. Mechanical ventilation and supportive therapies are the mainstays of treatment. The ventilator strategies used to treat ARDS are reviewed here. In general, these recommendations are in keeping with those issued by several society guideline groups. The non-mechanical ventilation related aspects of ARDS management are discussed separately. Seeย "Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Supportive care and oxygenation in adults". By Mark D Siegel, MDRobert C Hyzy, MD (2019)

Prone Ventilation

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www.uptodate.com/contents/prone-ventilation-for-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome

Prone ventilation for adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Invasive mechanical ventilation is traditionally delivered with the patient in the supine position. Prone ventilation is ventilation that is delivered with the patient lying in the prone position. Prone ventilation may be used for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) mostly as a strategy to improve oxygenation when more traditional modes of ventilation fail (eg, lung protective ventilation). The physiologic effects of, selection of patients for, and the outcomes associated with prone ventilation are reviewed here. By Atul Malhotra, MDRobert M Kacmarek, PhD, RRT (2019)

Coronavirus Guidance and Pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/coronavirus-covid-19-infection-in-pregnancy-v2-20-03-13.pdf

Guidance for healthcare professionals on Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in pregnancy, published by the RCOG, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland. Last update 13th of March 2020.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/Leaflet-Covid-19_pregnant-women.pdf

Information on COVID-19 for pregnant women. By the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC). Update 13th March 2020.

Coronavirus Guidance for Vulnerable Groups

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/news-events/information-covid-19-specific-groups-elderly-patients-chronic-diseases-people

Information on COVID-19 for specific groups: the elderly, patients with chronic diseases, people with immunocompromising conditions and pregnant women. By the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC). Update 13th March 2020.

UK Government Advice

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-adult-social-care-guidance-to-protect-the-most-vulnerable-against-covid-19?utm_source=4c722cf1-f1f4-442d-8adb-ec0d709fd701&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

This guide covers a variety of scenarios relating to care homes, staff, and providers who care for people in their own homes to ensure older people and those with pre-existing conditions and care needs who receive support are best protected. By the UK Government. Last updated 13th of March 2020.

Evaluation and Reporting

CDC Testing Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html

Evaluating and Testing Persons Under Investigation. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

CDC Reporting Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/reporting-pui.html

Reporting a PUI or Laboratory-Confirmed Case for COVID-19

Guidance for Residential Care, Home Care and Nursing Homes

Residential and Home Care

UK Government Guidance on Residential Care

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance/covid-19-guidance-on-residential-care-provision

Residential care provision by the UK Government.

UK Government Guidance on Home Care

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance/covid-19-guidance-on-home-care-provision

Home care provision by the UK Government. ย 

John Hopkins

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“ปhttp://johnshopkinssph.libsyn.com/how-nursing-homes-and-first-responders-can-address-the-threat-of-covid-19?tdest_id=1899134

How Nursing Homes and First Responders Can Address the Threat of COVID-19.

Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-14-nh-revised.pdf

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes. By Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group.

CDC guidance on nursing homes

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html

Long-term care facilities and nursing homes guidance to deal with COVID-19. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

Nursing Home 411

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://nursinghome411.org/ltccc-news-alert-protecting-vulnerable-residents-from-coronavirus/

Protecting Vulnerable Residents From Coronavirus. By Long Term Care Community Coalition.

Action Plan if your facility has COVID-19

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“บhttps://www.wa-paltc.com/covid-19-resources

๐Ÿ—ฃ[email protected]

Your Facility has COVID-19: What You Can Do Now. By Dr. John Lynch and Dr. James Lewis. UW and King County Response Team. (12 March 2020). Washington Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine.

Kaiser Family Foundation

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/data-note-how-might-coronavirus-affect-residents-in-nursing-facilities/

How might Coronavirus affect residents in nursing facilities. Byย Priya Chidambaramย (2020). Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).Supported Living

UK Government Guidance

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance/covid-19-guidance-for-supported-living-provision

Supported living provision by the UK Government.

Guidance for Quarantine

Quarantine

CDC Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/isolation/index.html

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings by CDC. Guide is from 2007.

WHO Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://web-prod.who.int/publications-detail/considerations-for-quarantine-of-individuals-in-the-context-of-containment-for-coronavirus-disease-(covid-19)

WHOโ€™s Considerations for quarantine of individuals in the context of containment for Coronavirus disease. The purpose of this document is to offer guidance to Member States on quarantine measures for individuals in the context of COVID-19. It is intended for those responsible for establishing local or national policy for quarantine of individuals, and adherence to infection prevention and control measures.

Home Care

WHO Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/publications-detail/home-care-for-patients-with-suspected-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-presenting-with-mild-symptoms-and-management-of-contacts

WHOโ€™s guidance for home care of patients with suspected novel Coronavirus (nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts

WHO has developed this rapid advice note to meet the need for recommendations on the safe home care for patients with suspected novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and public health measures related to management of asymptomatic contacts.

CDC Guidance on Homecare

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-home-care.html

Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization. By the USAโ€™s CDC.

Self-Isolation

UK Government Guidance

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

The UKโ€™s NHS guidance on latest self-isolation. It applies to everyone, including NHS (Healthcare) staff.

Makeshift Hospitals

Journal of Hospital Infection

๐Ÿ”—https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30107-9/fulltext

Makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 patients: where health-care workers and patients need sufficient ventilation for more protection. Chen Chen and Bin Zhao (2020), The Journal of Hospital Infection.

Inside Wuhan

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“บhttps://youtu.be/oyvNDOmamRI

Inside Wuhan: Makeshift Coronavirus hospital

Briefing and Communication

Briefing for Patients

Nurse.com

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ“บhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk6VX_Bktik&feature=emb_logo

What to say to your patients about Coronavirus. By Nurse.com

Briefing when starting shift

First do no harm

๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/First_do_noharm/status/1239438663055892480?s=20ย 

๐Ÿ—ฃhttps://twitter.com/First_do_noharm

A sample briefing from Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton. Itโ€™s an evolving document, please adapt to your reality.

Signage and Visual Communication

SPICE

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://spice.unc.edu/ltc-coronavirus-visitation-signage/

Coronavirus Visitation Signage. By the USAโ€™s Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE).

Widgit

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.widgit.com/products/health/covid19-communication-chart.htmย Communication charts developed by speech and language therapists to enable non-verbal communication between patients who are unable to speak and healthcare professionals. Translated into 47 languages to date, more to come.

Burnout, Resilience and Mental Wellbeing

Communities and support

Sharing and Caring

๐Ÿ—ฃhttps://chat.whatsapp.com/EVAlHrt8b9JF6BHtpwBlIrย 

This group is for sharing and caring, sharing nursing care strategies and self-care strategies. Express yourself.

WE Communities

๐Ÿ”—http://www.wecommunities.org/ย 

All of the chats on this website are run by healthcare professionals who believe passionately that through connecting people and sharing information ideas and expertise we can share best practice and ultimately provide better care.

#NursesRoar

๐Ÿ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/496714360508822/

Facebook group for nurses founded after nursing bursaries were cut

General Guidance

WHO Guidance

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf

WHOโ€™s Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak. ย For Healthcare staff and for Team leaders or managers. ย 

Psychological impact of COVID-19 on healthcare staff

British Psychological Society

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/News/News%20-%20Files/Psychological%20needs%20of%20healthcare%20staff.pdf

British Psychological Society guidance on meeting the psychological needs of healthcare staff during the pandemic.

Local Tacticsย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 

Wuhan Dancing

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“บhttps://youtu.be/Y3MgBZ4ORvQ

Coronavirus Patients dance at makeshift Wuhan hospital.

Iran Dancing

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ”—https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200303-irans-coronavirus-nurses-doctors-keep-patients-upbeat-by-dancing/

Iranโ€™s Coronavirus nurses, doctors keep patients upbeat by dancing.

First Hand Experiences

Science Direct

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ”—https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.lib.bbk.ac.uk/science/article/pii/S0196655318300336?via%3Dihub

Nurses' experiences of care for patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome-Coronavirus in South Korea.

Bored Panda

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.boredpanda.com/chinese-nurses-face-masks-corona-virus/?cexp_id=25372&cexp_var=23&_f=featured

Chinese nurses share pictures of how their faces look after countless hours of fighting the COVID-19

Ethics

Factors influencing emergency nursesโ€™ ethical problems during the outbreak of MERS-CoV

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0969733016648205

๐Ÿ—ฃ[email protected]

The objective of this study was to explore emergency nursesโ€™ ethical problems and to identify factors influencing these problems during the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndromeโ€“Coronavirus in Korea. By Jeong-Sil Choi and Ji-Soo Kim (2016).

Nicholas A. Christakis

๐Ÿ—ฃhttps://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1246549341789130752.html

People who are dying of COVID-19 will need first-rate palliative (hospice) care. This is going to be especially the case for people who are denied ventilators or who are taken off of them (i.e., who are โ€œextubatedโ€). Letโ€™s talk about this painful and poignant fact.

Triage Guide

The Italian College of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/Yascha_Mounk/status/1237731864233807872

Italyโ€™s guidance on who should be prioritised for treatment published by The Italian College of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care originally. Translated byย @Yascha_Mounk

References: Scientific Papers and Research

The New England Journal of Medicine

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus?query=RP

A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary. All Journal content related to the COVID-19 pandemic is freely available.

Healthcare Infection Society Publications

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://his.org.uk/resources-guidelines/novel-coronavirus-resources/

Published papers from HIS Journal on COVID-19

Role of Inanimate Surfaces in Transmission

Science Direct

๐Ÿ”—https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590088920300081

Potential role of inanimate surfaces for the spread of Coronaviruses and their inactivation with disinfectant agents. G. Kampf (2020), The Journal of Hospital Infection.

Science Direct

๐Ÿ”—https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195670120300463

Persistence of Coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and its inactivation with biocidal agents. G. Kampf, D. Todt, S. Pfaender, E. Steinmann (2020). Journal of Hospital Infection.

Hospital Infections

Journal of Hospital Infection

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30101-8/fulltext

Exploring the reasons for healthcare workers infected with novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China. Jiancong Wang, Mouqing Zhou, Fangfei Liu D (2020), The Journal of Hospital Infection.

Journal of Hospital Infection

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ”—https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30090-6/fulltext

COVID-19 in medical personnel: observation from Thailand. Viroj Wiwanitkit (2020), The Journal of Hospital Infection.

Journal of Hospital Infection

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30092-X/fulltext

Integrated infection control strategy to minimize nosocomial infection of Corona virus disease 2019 among ENT healthcare workers. Dan Lu, Haiyang Wang, Rong Yu, HuiYang, Yu Zhao (2020), The Journal of Hospital Infection.

PPE

Journal of Hospital Infection

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30097-9/fulltext

Association between 2019-nCoV transmission and N95 respirator use. Xinghuan Wang, Zhenyu Pan, Zhenshun Cheng (2020), The Journal of Hospital Infection.

Diagnosis and Initial Treatment

Military Medical Research

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40779-020-0233-6

A rapid advice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of 2019 novel Coronavirus infected pneumonia (standard version). Published by Military Medical Research. 2020.

New England Journal of Medicine

๐Ÿ”—https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2004856

Making decisions about COVID-19 testing and treatment. By Eric J. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., Lindsey R. Baden, M.D., and Stephen Morrissey, Ph.D. (2020).

Journal of Hospital Infection

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30111-0/fulltext

Experience of different upper respiratory tract sampling strategies for detection of COVID-19. By Guangming Ye, Yirong Li, Mengxin Lu, Song Chen, Yongwen Luo, Shichan Wang, Yejingpeng Wang, Xinghuan Wang (2020), The Journal of Hospital Infection.

Journal of Hospital Infection

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30100-6/fulltext

Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection based on CT scan vs. RT-PCR: Reflecting on experience from MERS-CoV. Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Ziad A. Memish (2020), The Journal of Hospital Infection.

Coronavirus in Residential Care

The Journal of Healthcare Organisation, Provision and Financing

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0046958018778636

Nursing Home Infection Control Program Characteristics, CMS Citations, and Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Policies: A National Study. By Patricia W. Stone, PhD, RN, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, PhD, MS, Mansi Agarwal, PhD, MPH, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz,PhD, MPH, Andrew W. Dick, PhD (2018).

Quarantine

Journal of Hospital Infection

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30102-X/fulltext

Duration of quarantine in hospitalized patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection: a question needing an answer. Andrea Lombardi, Giorgio Bozzi, Davide Mangioni, Antonio Muscatello, Anna Maria Peri, Lucia Taramasso, Riccardo Ungaro, Alessandra Bandera, Andrea Gori (2020), The Journal of Hospital Infection.

Psychological Impact of Coronavirus on Healthcare Workers

Trauma in Frontline staff

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.lib.bbk.ac.uk/science/article/pii/S0889159120303093?via%3Dihub

Vicarious traumatization in the general public, members, and non-members of medical teams aiding in COVID-19 control. Published 10 March 2020. A large number of medical staff was sent to Wuhan city and Hubei province to aid COVID-19 control. Psychological stress, especially vicarious traumatization caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, should not be ignored. To address this concern, the study employed a total of 214 general public and 526 nurses (i.e., 234 front-line nurses and 292 non-front-line nurses) to evaluate vicarious traumatization scores via a mobile app-based questionnaire. Front-line nurses are engaged in the process of providing care for patients with COVID-19. The results showed that the vicarious traumatization scores for front-line nurses including scores for physiological and psychological responses, were significantly lower than those of non-front-line nurses (P < 0.001). Interestingly, the vicarious traumatization scores of the general public were significantly higher than those of the front-line nurses; however, no statistical difference was observed compared to the scores of non-front-line nurses. Therefore, increased attention should be paid to the psychological problems of the medical staff, especially non-front-line nurses, and the general public under the situation of the spread and control of COVID-19. Early strategies that aim to prevent and treat vicarious traumatization in medical staff and the general public are extremely necessary.

Asian Nursing Research

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://doaj.org/article/c4d2d530ec5e4834b177c7bf8fe069a6?

Factors Influencing Emergency Nurses' Burnout During an Outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in Korea. Asian Nursing Research. Emergency department (ED) nurses suffer from persistent stress after experiencing the traumatic event of exposure to Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which can subsequently lead to burnout. This study aimed to assess ED nurses' burnout level during an outbreak of MERS-CoV and to identify influencing factors in order to provide basic information for lowering and preventing the level of burnout.

Mental Health of Nurses

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.lib.bbk.ac.uk/science/article/pii/S0883941717300444?via%3Dihub

Mental Health of Nurses Working at a Government-designated Hospital During a MERS-CoV Outbreak: A Cross-sectional Study. Published by Archive of Psychiatric Nursing. February 2018. ย Highlights:

  1. During an epidemic of a novel infectious disease, nurses can suffer from mental health problems.
  2. Stigma and hardiness exert both direct effects on mental health in nurses.
  3. Stigma and hardiness exert both indirect effects on mental health via stress in nurses.
  4. The mental health of nurses was affected more by direct effects than by indirect effects.

MERS-CoV

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”—https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27580330/

Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak perceptions of risk and stress evaluation in nurses. MERS-CoV caused a relatively significant level of distress among nurses. There was a difference in the worry and fear scale of contracting the MERS-CoV infection between participants who worked in areas likely to admit and have MERS-CoV suspected or positive cases. After the campaign, the level of confidence got higher and the participants were more adherent to the infection control precautions. Published by the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. October 2015.

Relevant News for Nurses

Associations and Organisations

Royal College of Nursing

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.rcn.org.uk/clinical-topics/infection-prevention-and-control/novel-coronavirus

๐Ÿ—ฃ[email protected]

Provides Royal College of Nursing members with the latest information and resources. As of 17th of March much of the individual mentioned resources has been included in this document.

Global Health Now

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.globalhealthnow.org/subscribe

Global Health Now newsletter by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.nfid.org/infectious-diseases/coronaviruses/

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

Washington State Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.wa-paltc.com/covid-19-resources

Washington State Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (wa-paltc).

SizNursing

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”—ย http://www.siznursing.be/ย (French)

Specialized ICU/CCRN nurses in Belgium

Industry News

Nursing Times

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/coronavirus/

Coronavirus news from Nursing Times

Digital Health

๐Ÿ”—http://www.digitalhealth.net/

Digital Health. News.

Inspiration

Braving Novel Coronavirus

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—http://www.bjreview.com/Nation/202002/t20200221_800194058.html

Braving Novel Coronavirus: More stories of bravery and dedication emerge as medical workers continue the fight to save lives. By Wang Hairong. 27 February 2020.

Relevant Courses for Nurses

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Open WHO

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://openwho.org/courses

Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19

Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Training and Exercise Resources W

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://files.asprtracie.hhs.gov/documents/aspr-tracie-netec-highly-pathogenic-resources-webinar-508.pdf

Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Training and Exercise Resources. slides and recorded webinar โ€“ from ASPR TRACIE (Free).

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.nurse.com/ce/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-mers

1 contact hr. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a lethal pulmonary disease caused by a newly emerged Coronavirus. It is believed to have originated in bats before it was transmitted to camels. Since human contact with bats is limited, evidence (serological and molecular) suggests that camels are the likely animal reservoir for MERS and the primary zoonotic source for human infection. MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. As of October 2018, there have been 2,266 lab confirmed cases of MERS with 804 deaths. The virus has been found in 27 countries. ($12)

Special Pathogens of Concern: MERS

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://courses.netec.org/courses/19-ol-spoc-mers

Special Pathogens of Concern: MERS. May 2019. By NETEC. (Free)

Emerging Infectious Diseases

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.nurse.com/ce/emerging-infectious-diseases-intercontinental-travelers

1 contact hr. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Emerging infectious diseases have become a global phenomenon. There are many causal factors for the presence of these diseases, including evolution and adaptation as viruses learn to evolve and recombine, and increased international travel and exportation. As these factors combine, a dangerous situation emerges. This activity will address West Nile virus, Ebola virus, and Zika virus. ($12)

Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19

๐Ÿ”—http://Coursera.org

Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19

COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

Upskilling nurses to fight COVID-19

๐Ÿ”—https://www.sanalabs.com/projectflorence

As healthcare systems worldwide are struggling to meet the demand for treatment from COVID-19, nurses need to be quickly upskilled on the essential skills and concepts for providing intensive care to COVID-19 patients. Hospitals are accelerating this training using Project Florenceโ€™s personalized, adaptive learning.

Prevention

Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.nurse.com/ce/keep-it-clean-hand-hygiene-and-skin-antisepsis

Whether at the surgical site or on the hands of the healthcare provider, skin is laden inherently with resident and transient flora. Inadequate hand hygiene allows opportunistic pathogens in varying life stages to transfer between patients and other surfaces during everyday activities. Yet many healthcare workers across various disciplines continue to have poor hand hygiene despite best-practice evidence about microbial transfer between people. Proper preoperative patient skin antisepsis and hand hygiene can minimize surgical site infections, and healthcare professionals across disciplines should collaborate to enhance adherence. ($12)

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://openwho.org/courses

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Investigation and Evaluation

Identify, Isolate, Inform: Assessment, Management, and placement of PUI

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://courses.netec.org/courses/pui-101

Identify, Isolate, Inform: Assessment, Management, and placement of PUI. By NETEC (Free).

COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://openwho.org/courses

COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners

Behavioural Health Consideration

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://courses.netec.org/courses/19-ol-bh

Behavioral Health Considerations for Patients and Healthcare Workers. June 2019. By NETEC. (Free).

Digital Skills for Healthcare Workers

NHSโ€™s Digital Home

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.digital.nhs.uk/

NHSโ€™s Digital Home

DigitalHealth London

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—http://digitalhealth.london/

A collaborative programme delivered byย MedCity, and Londonโ€™s three Academic Health Science