AMBULATORY CARE Resources

UPDATED 7/8/2020

PROTOCOLS/GUIDELINES

AHRQ COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Description: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety, quality, and value of patient care delivered by America’s healthcare system. The Nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is supported by AHRQ’s competencies in the use of practice improvement, health systems research, and data and analytics.

Keywords: practice improvement; health systems research; data and analytics; COVID related topics and conditions; benchmarks on the healthcare system

Language: English

https://www.ahrq.gov/coronavirus/index.html

ANA COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Source: ANA

Description: ANA resources for nurses on COVID -19 response including what nurses need to know, crisis standards of care, advocacy, nurse ethics, infection control and prevention, information for school nurses, volunteer resources and response, mental health and well-being for nurses, and research resources.

Keywords: What nurses need to know; Crisis Standards of Care; Advocacy; Nurse ethics; Infection control and prevention; Information for school nurses; Volunteer resources and response; Mental health and well-being of nurses; Research and resources.

Language: English

https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/work-environment/health-safety/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus/

 

AVANCECARE PRIMARY CARE & TELEHEALTH GUIDANCE

Source: AvanceCare

Keywords: Primary care guidance during COVID-19 pandemic; telehealth guidance and protocols

Date updated: 7/4/2020

Description: Toolkit to provide primary care and telehealth protocols and guidelines for independent primary care providers.

Language: English

https://www.avancecare.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Toolkit-Independent-Primary-Care-Providers-COVID19_rev07.04_v1.pdf

CMS TELEMEDICINE GENERAL POLICY GUIDANCE

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Description: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. This document contains electronic links to reliable sources of information regarding telehealth and telemedicine.

Date updated: 3/20/2020

Keywords: 1135 Waiver Information; CMS Telemedicine general policy guidance; telehealth implementation guide; state statue guidance; basics on setting up telehealth; telehealth technical assistance; selecting a vendor; articles; patient and community resources.

Language: English

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/general-telemedicine-toolkit.pdf

CMS COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Description: CMS guidance on the following: clinical and technical guidance; billing and coding guidance; survey and certification guidance; coverage guidance; provider enrollment guidance; Medicaid and CHIP guidance; marketplace plan guidance; Open payments guidance; and partner and stakeholders resources.

Date update: 4/11/20

Keywords: Clinical and technical guidance; billing and coding guidance; survey and certification guidance; coverage guidance; provider enrollment guidance; Medicaid and CHIP guidance; marketplace plan guidance; Open payments guidance; and partner and stakeholders resources.

Language: English

https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page

ELSEVIER COVID-19 HEALTHCARE HUB

Source: Elsevier

Description: Elsevier COVID-19 Healthcare Hub: central portal to clinical guidance, nursing and allied health careplans and checklists, and patient education.

Key Words: Community care; ambulatory care; emergency care; inpatient; ICU; critical care; expert insights; COVID-19 guidelines; research resources

Languages: English, Spanish

https://covid-19.elsevier.health/

HRSA COVID-19 RESOURCES

Description: HRSA Guidance during continued operations

Last Reviewed: 3/31/20

Keywords: HRSA Funding; Program Oversight and Monitoring; Providing Care During Emergencies; FTCA Requirements; Service Delivery; Temporary Sites; Quality Improvement; Partnerships and Special Populations; Information Collection

Language: English

https://bphc.hrsa.gov/emergency-response/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions

NIH COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Source: NIH

Date Updated: 4/21/2020

Description: These Treatment Guidelines have been developed to inform clinicians how to care for patients with COVID-19. The recommendations in these Guidelines are based on scientific evidence and expert opinion. Each recommendation includes two ratings: a letter (A, B, or C) that indicates the strength of the recommendation and a Roman numeral (I, II, or III) that indicates the quality of the evidence that supports the recommendation.

Key Words: Critical care; therapeutic options under investigation; concomitant medications;

Language: English

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

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICINE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Source: University of Washington Medicine

Date Updated: 4/14/20

Description: University of Washington Medicine COVID-19 resource page with links and pdfs to protocols and guidance for patient care; operations and facilities; and death services.

Key Words: Patient care protocols; algorithms; clinical guidance; neonatal care protocols; obstetrics, labor and delivery protocols; PPE; patient care; policy and literature; post acute and long term care; operations and facilities; staff; risk managment and legal; autopsy; death services; IT; vendor and delivery;

Language: English

https://covid-19.uwmedicine.org/Pages/default.aspx

VITALTALK COVID-19 COMMUNICATION GUIDE

Source: University of Washington/Dr. Anthony Back

Keywords: Communication guide; testing; screening; treatment

Date updated: 4/24/2020

Description: Communication guide: COVID-19 COMMUNICATION TIPS: These were compiled by Dr. Anthony Back, professor of medicine at University of Washington in Seattle and founder of VitalTalk. This is a super-concentrated blast of tips focused on COVID.

Language: English

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uSh0FeYdkGgHsZqem552iC0KmXIgaGKohl7SoeY2UXQ/mobilebasic

 

 

COURSES

COVID-19 ONLINE COURSES

Source: WHO

Description: Online courses in multiple languages to address COVID-19 response and mitigation. Example: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Languages: Multiple

Key words: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC); ePROTECT Respiratory Infections (EN); Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection;Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control

https://openwho.org/courses

INFORMATIONAL SERIES

 

APHA/NAM COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES

Source: APHA/ NAM

Description: Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, this webinar series is exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

Key Words: Social distancing; spread and treatment; crisis standards of care; testing; COVID and health equity

Language: English

https://www.covid19conversations.org/


 

LITERATURE RESOURCES

COVID-19 LITERATURE SURVEILLANCE TEAM

Source: COVID-19 Literature Surveillance Team

Description: They are an affiliated group of medical students, PhDs, and physicians keeping up with the latest research on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19. They find the newest articles, read them, grade their level of evidence, and bring you the bottom line. Our goal is to empower you to take the best care of yourself and those in your care.

Key Words: Climate (prevailing trend of public opinion); epidemiology - global, symptoms and clinical presentation, pediatrics; understanding the pathology - biomechanics, immune response; transmission and prevention - developments in transmission and prevention, prevention in the community, prevention in the hospital; management - general, acute care, internal medicine, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics, surgery; Adjusting practice during COVID - acute care, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, pallative; R&D: Diagnositics and Treatment - current diagnostics, developments in diagnostics, developments in treatments; mental health and resilience needs; silver linings;

Language: English

https://www.covid19lst.org/

 

LitCOVID

Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Date Posted: 4/12/20

Description: LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 4037 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

Key Words: Literature hub; up-to-date scientific information

Citation: Chen Q, Allot A, Lu Z. Keep up with the latest coronavirus research. Nature. 2020;579(7798):193.

Language: English

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research/coronavirus/

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