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Coronavirus - COVID-19 Information Resources

Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

These pages will guide you to sources of best available information on Coronavirus / COVID-19 for healthcare professionals

Infection prevention

HSPC - Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for COVID-19:

https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/infectionpreventionandcontrolguidance/

ECDC - Infection prevention and control for the care of patients with 2019-nCoV in healthcare settings:

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/nove-coronavirus-infection-prevention-control-patients-healthcare-settings.pdf

WHO - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance: Infection prevention and control / WASH

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/infection-prevention-and-control

National guidelines

Government of Ireland - national guidance 

https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/

Ethical Framework for Decision-Making in a Pandemic

www.gov.ie/en/publication/a02c5a-what-is-happening/#ethical-framework-for-decision-making-in-a-pandemic

HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre - Guidance for healthcare workers and professionals
www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/guidanceforhealthcareworkers

UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory

nvrl.ucd.ie

WHO guidance

World Health Organisation www.who.int 

Interim guidance: Global surveillance for human infection with novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
www.who.int/publications-detail/global-surveillance-for-human-infection-with-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)

Interim guidance: Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected
www.who.int/publications-detail/infection-prevention-and-control-during-health-care-when-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-is-suspected-20200125

Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak 
www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf

International guidance

COVID-19: Interim Guidance on Management Pending Empirical Evidence. From an American Thoracic Society-led International Task Force 

https://www.thoracic.org/professionals/clinical-resources/disease-related-resources/covid-19-guidance.pdf

Department of Health, England – guidance for healthcare professionals 

www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus

NICE UK Rapid Guidelines and Evidence Review on COVID-19 

https://www.nice.org.uk/covid-19

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
www.ecdc.europa.eu/en

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
www.esicm.org/resources/coronavirus-public-health-emergency

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov

Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-guidance-management-patients.html

Healthcare Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - from Center for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html

Update for Healthcare Professionals - including infection control and protective equipment

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html

U.S National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

https://covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/introduction/

 

Reviews of the evidence

HIQA COVID-19 Health Technology Assessments

https://www.hiqa.ie/reports-and-publications/health-technology-assessments?tid_1=All&field_hta_topics_target_id=112

Cochrane Library systematic reviews and special collections 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures
www.cochranelibrary.com/collections/doi/SC000040/full

Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care
www.cochranelibrary.com/collections/doi/SC000039/full

Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff  www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011621.pub3/full

Training material

U.S. NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP)

https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/covid19worker/ 

Statistics and dashboards