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Unique questions and the standardized Perceived Stress Scale to assess psychological stress due to remote work during the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose is to measure the level of stress during this time and characterize it according to location, gender, income, and other factors. It includes confidential survey questions about homeschooling, dependent care, full-time remote work, and social distancing.
12/18/20 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . Responses to a voluntary weekly survey by 95.4% of 1,009 Health Resources and Services Administration–funded health centers that reported providing telehealth service
Association of American Medical Colleges brief information on test categories, meaning of sensitivity and specificity of the tests,definition of pooled tests, fitting type of test to specific purposes, FDA approval, recommendations for adding testing capacity for surveillance testing.
9/24/20 81 slide PPT from AskTracie Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway. Covers 1) Federal authorities and COVID-19 2) NIOSH activities supporting respirator supply optimization and 3) Healthcare and related applications standards gaps supporting supply optimization
10/7/20 US Food & Drug Admin 6-page document listing 3 pieces of info HCPs should include in advising all patients about self-collecting nasal samples for COVID testing. Includes background info, links for reporting problems and additional information, including CDC's How to collect nasal samples.
Infectious DIsease Society of America and US Centers for DIsease Control and Prevention page on evidence supporting eye protection, infection control, masking, physical distancing and PPE in medical settings
Case Network's "virtual patient" case presented as a simulated patient experience . Reviews coronavirus differential diagnosis, important diagnostic tests, management including infectious disease precautions in the hospital, and home discharge protocols.
These Treatment Guidelines have been developed to inform clinicians how to care for patients with COVID-19. Because clinical information about the optimal management of COVID-19 is evolving quickly, these Guidelines will be updated frequently as published data and other authoritative information becomes available.
Last updated 10/9/20.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services information and guidance for clinicians and health care organizations related to COVID-19, including telehealth, reimbursement, and reopening facilities. Last updated 10/5/20.
Information from the CDC about testing, clinical care, infection control, PPE, and potential exposure at work. Includes tools for assessing surges in hospital utilization as well. New and updated guidance regularly added. Last update 8/25/20.
From the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, this page highlights resources identified or developed to address current response and recovery operations to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Updated 10/6/20
Free evidence-based resources for health professionals and health organisations from the Joanna Briggs Institute. Core focus of collection: infection prevention and control. Updated regularly, aligns with WHO guidance. Can be used in conjunction with local policy requirements as set out by government agencies.
From CDC, includes summary of recent changes and updates.Information on clinical presentation, clinical course, diagnostic testing, lab and radiographic findings, clinical management and treatment, investigational therapies. Updated 9/10/20
Recordings, slides, summaries, and transcripts of CDC's Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity teleconferences/webinars, including the latest recommendations for conserving PPE, working with high-risk patients, and managing long-term care facilities.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Situation update cases worldwide and Europe, deaths in Europe (mapping visualizations). Latest outputs on risk assessments, guidance and technical reports, infographics, posters and videos. Latest evidence, laboratory support, Q&A
Links for clinicians, health educators, health promoters, those in direct healthcare settings, those in health plan or state settings. Also information for faith-based communities, higher risk groups, rural communities. caregivers, Medicare beneficiaries.
Food and Drug Administration Updated 8/23/20 Links to Emergency Use Authorizations, Personal Protective Equipment, Medical products (testing, antivirals, convalescent plasma, ventilators, fraudulent products
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Technical Note Volume 2, Annexes and other resources to support child protection practitioners and policy makers in putting the child’s safety and well-being at the centre of their COVID-19 pandemic response.
Direct Service Providers include personal care attendants, direct support professionals, paraprofessionals, therapists, and others who provide a wide variety of home and community-based, health-related services that support people with disabilities, often in close and consistent contact with the patient.
6/18/20 4th ed in Englilsh from Steinhauser Verlag with links to new (September, October, 2020) chapters and "outstanding" papers. Links to "daily top 10 papers" and ">1,000 full-text links to scientific articles"
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Resources for healthcare professionals, consumers and in other languages. Links to additional page for healthcare professionals (COVID-19 Resources on Vulnerable Populations for Health Care Professionals) with setting-specific guidance, health disparities and vulnerable populations, telehealth, mental and behavioral health links.
10/2020 World Health Organization's 28-page framework document provides key considerations for the planning and implementation of national and subnational strategies to maintain and reinvigorate public support to prevent COVID-19.
9/24/20 Congressional Research Service 47-page report discusses how data privacy and security (together, data protection) law applies to a public health authority’s use of digital contact tracing tools, the role of technology in assisting with contact tracing, and potential privacy concerns. Appendix A provides Digital Contact Tracing Apps By State.
National Academy of Medicine consensus study reports, webinars, videos in 4 categories: Coronaviruses, clinician well-being, substance use disorder and health equity. Links to register for upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.
10/20/20 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 7-page report examines the legal challenges being made against COVID-19 orders and looks at some of the early litigation results and emerging issues.
9-16-20, Version 1.0, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (57 pages) for state, territorial, and local public health programs and their partners on how to plan and operationalize a vaccination response to COVID-19 within their jurisdictions.
7/20/20 Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Asia and International Food Policy Research Institute compendium of information on Far and Middle Eastern and Russian national policies on policies from public gathering bans to testing to subsidies to health care worker hiring to mandated grace periods for utilities payments to school closings to importation of PPE.
American Public Health Association and National Academy of Medicine cosponsored series of webinars on on the state of the science around the COVID outbreak, including two on benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and available science to guide eventual relaxation of measures.
University of California at San Francisco's SIREN (Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network. Includes articles (sorted by date) connecting the COVID-19 pandemic with social determinants and health equity. Sponsor s a collaboration between 211counts.org and the Washington University in St. Louis Health Communication Research Laboratory that tracks rises in social needs across the US and resources for health care teams..
Brief annotations of recent projects in the Health Services Research Projects (HSRProj) database of the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine