We know that the situation with COVID-19 is fluid, and our understanding of the virus and how it behaves is still emerging.  This can make it really difficult to understand the risks and management of COVID-19.

The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia have collated links to key resources to help you care for yourself, your family, and your patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

This is live document and will be updated weekly as more evidence is collated and reviewed. https://covid19evidence.net.au/

Read Update 29th May

Read Update 22nd May

Read Update 15th May

Global and Australian situation

Australian Government, Department of Health, Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation and case numbers https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers
Worldometer, COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) https://www.acipc.org.au/covid-19-resources/

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Australian Government, Department of Health, Interim recommendations for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during hospital care of people with Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/interim-recommendations-for-the-use-of-personal-protective-equipment-ppe-during-hospital-care-of-people-with-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19.pdf

 

World Health Organization, Rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331215/WHO-2019-nCov-IPCPPE_use-2020.1-eng.pdf
World Health Organization, 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

Patient Management

CENA Webinar, Caring for the critical and ventilated COVID-19 Patient in the ED Webinar Presentation  + Webinar Slides/References
Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): https://www.esicm.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SSC-COVID19-GUIDELINES.pdf
Australian Government Department of Health, Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for health professionals: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-for-health-professionals-including-aged-care-providers-pathology-providers-and-healthcare-managers
World Health Organization, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Patient Management https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/patient-management

Looking after yourself

WRAP EM https://wrapem.org/
Easy self-care tips for nurses https://resources.nurse.com/easy-self-care-tips-for-nurses?_ga=2.13109751.1708549073.1585700853-1182450619.1585700853
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus (COVID-19) How to protect yourself https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Beyond Blue, Looking after yourself during COVID-19 https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak?mc_cid=a4903cd71e&mc_eid=c875c69571
Smiling mind https://www.smilingmind.com.au/
Mindspot Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources https://mindspot.org.au/coronavirus