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American Nurse Journal is providing a summary of resources related to COVID-19 and the virus that causes it—severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)—that might be helpful to nurses. We encourage nurses to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites on a regular basis for the latest information.
Sample CDC Resources
- Interim guidance for healthcare facilities—includes clinical management and prevention measures
- Personal protective equipment—answers questions specific to COVID-19
- Informational videos—helpful for educating patients and the public; topics include how to stop the spread
- Preventing spread in the community—specialized guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the community, including home, school, work, and healthcare settings
- Advice for travelers—includes risk assessment level
Sample WHO Resources
- Q & A list—helpful for the general public, includes actions for preventing spread
- Education program—free online course
- Situation reports—provide regular updates
Additional Clinical Resources
- American Nurses Association—offers information and resources related to COVID-19
- Be confident protecting yourself and providing the best care to your patients during this COVID-19 pandemic—an on-demand webinar from ANA and the Assocation for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (3/27/20)
- ANA’s letter to Vice President Mike Pence (3/11/20)
- NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines—developed by a panel of experts from federal agencies, healthcare and academic organizations, and professional societies.
- UW (University of Washington) Medicine—many resources, including ones for phone triage, ambulatory care, and neonatal care
- University of Nebraska Medical Center—resources for healthcare providers
- Health departments—check your state and local departments of health websites for information and updates
- The Medical Letter—Drug information related to COVID-19
- American Heart Association—Interim guidance for healthcare providers during COVID-19 outbreak
LitCovid—tracking up-to-date scientific information
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak Preparedness Center—ECRI has created a list preparedness resources
Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines—link includes the guidelines and infographics
Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP)—safety information and resources
- Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic—Developed jointly by the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, and American Hospital Association
- COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses—Developed by the American Nurses Association in conjunction with leading nursing and healthcare organizations as a nurse’s hub for critical, current, and credible COVID-19 vaccine information.
- Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering Interactive Map—shows the worldwide number of COVID-19 cases and the number of confirmed cases in specific countries, cities, and states
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Fact Sheet Highlights—the CMS recently provided several resources for patients, healthcare facilities and providers, and clinical laboratories on the costs of diagnostic tests and other medical needs associated with COVID-19
ANA Department of Policy & Government Affairs—updates on COVID-19 legislative, regulatory, and advocacy developments
- Health Affairs—provides policy and legislative perspectives
- Contagion Outbreak Monitor—data on infectious disease outbreaks around the world
Specialty Nurse Association Resources
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