COVID-19 Clinical Resources and Pertinent Research
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COVID-19 Clinical Resources

Quick Reference Cards

  1. COVID-19 Treatment and Management
    1. Critical Care Treatment Algorithm
    2. Respiratory Failure
    3. ICU Management
    4. Drugs & Treatment (WHO Rx Diagram)
    5. Inpatient Management
    6. Outpatient Management
    7. Treatment Algorithm for Hospitalized Adults
      (Note on 11/20 the WHO Recommended Against the Use of Remdesivir in the Treatment of COVID-19)
  2. COVID-19 ICU Quick Reference Protocols
  3. Critical Care Meds and Parameters Quick Reference
  4. Nasal Oxygen Delivery One Pager
  5. COVID-19 Intubation Checklists
    1. Basics of Mechanical Ventilation
    2. Overview of Ventilator Modes
    3. Ventilator Troubleshooting
    4. Volume Assist/Control Ventilation
    5. Weaning from the Ventilator
  6. ARDS Overview
    1. ARDSnet Mechanical Ventilation Protocol
    2. Tidal Volume Quick Reference
    3. APRV Overview
  7. Critical Care and ICU Management
    1. Vasopressors Quick Reference
    2. Algorithm for Use of Inhaled Pulmonary Vasodilators in Refractory Hypoxemia
    3. Acid Base Disorders Quick Reference
    4. Shock Quick Reference
  8. ICU Checklist for Non-Critical Care Providers

Clinical Guidelines and Protocols

  1. NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
  2. WHO Guideline on Drugs for COVID-19
  3. IDSA COVID-19 Treatment and Management Guidelines
  4. Brigham & Women’s COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines
  5. EM:RAP – COVID-19
  6. EMCrit – COVID-19
    1. COVID-19 Intubation Packs and Preoxygenation for Intubation
    2. COVID-19 Airway Management Tips
    3. COVID-19 Guide to APRV
  7. UpToDate – COVID-19
    1. ARDS: Oxygenation and Supportive Care
    2. ARDS: Ventilator Management Strategies
    3. ARDS: Prone Ventilation
    4. ECMO
  8. DynaMed – COVID-19
  9. ACP – COVID-19 Clinical Guidance
  10. Australian Guidelines for the Clinical Care of COVID-19
  11. ICM – COVID-19 Clinical Guidance
  12. SCCM – Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician
  13. Institution Specific Protocols List

Mechanical Ventilation Info

  1. PulmCrit – Guide to Splitting Ventilators
    1. How to Use One Ventilator to Save Multiple Lives
    2. LITFL: Shared Ventilation: How To Do It If You Have To
  2. COVID-19 Ventilator Simulator
  3. COVID-19 Ventilator Course
    1. Mechanical Ventilation Explained Clearly – Ventilator Settings & Modes
    2. Pathophysiology and Ventilator Management of ARDS in COVID-19
    3. How To Modify a Bi-Pap Machine into a Ventilator
    4. How To Modify a Resmed VPAP Machine into a Ventilator
  4. VentICalc: Respiratory Mechanics Calculator

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  1. Personal Protective Equipment for COVID-19
    1. 3M Health Care Surgical Mask and Respirator Types
    2. How to Identify a NIOSH-Approved N95 (More Info)
    3. List of NIOSH Approved Respirator Makes and Models
  2. CDC: Donning and Doffing Sequence for PPE
  3. Performing a Seal Check When Donning an N95
  4. CDC: Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators (More Info)
  5. Enhancing Surgical Mask Filtration Using Rubber Bands
  6. Making Your Own Reusable Elastomeric Respirator For Use During COVID-19
  7. Resources for Obtaining PPE:  ProjectN95,  #GetUsPPE,  Mask Match
  8. More PPE Resources, Info, and Research

Governmental Resources and Guidance

  1. CDC COVID-19 Info for Healthcare Professionals
  2. ECDC COVID-19 Updates
  3. WHO COVID-19 Daily Situation Reports
    1. WHO Biosafety Guidance for Handling COVID-19
  4. FDA COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorizations

Radiology Imaging Databases

  1. Radiology Databases List

Other Clinical Info

  1. General
    1. NEJM Video: How to Obtain a Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen (Diagram)
    2. MGH Ground Rounds: Pathogenesis and Management of Respiratory Failure in COVID-19
    3. Nutrition Therapy in the Patient with COVID-19 Disease Requiring ICU Care
  2. Primary Care
    1. NEJM: Mild or Moderate COVID-19 (Diagram)
    2. BMJ: Management of Post-Acute COVID-19 in Primary Care
  3. Cardiovascular Involvement
  4. Pediatrics
    1. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19
    2. COVID-19 in Children: Initial Characterization of the Pediatric Disease
  5. Nursing Homes/Long-term Care
    1. CDC: Preparing for COVID-19 at Long-term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes
    2. CMS: COVID-19 Guidance for Nursing Homes
  6. Other
    1. RCEM COVID-19 Tips and Resources
    2. Coronavirus Tech Handbook for Doctors
    3. Frontline COVID Guide


  1. EPIC Templates for COVID Documentation
  2. MDCalc: Core COVID-19 Calculators
  3. CARDMEDIC: Communication Flashcards
  4. NEJM COVID-19 Treatment Simulations
  5. COVID-19 Simulations
  6. COVID-19 Ventilator Simulator
  7. NEJM: Severe COVID-19 Clinical Vignette
  8. 360° Video: Best Practices for Resuscitation of COVID-19 Respiratory Failure
  9. COVID Ready Communication Playbook
  10. Communicating with Patient’s Families: Key Phrases

Last Updated on November 24, 2020