Clinical Resources

Below are guidelines, webinars, and tools covering a wide range of topics related to oxygen and respiratory care for COVID-19 patients.

Guidelines

Considerations when buying oxygen concentrator
Technical specifications, set-up, preventative maintenance, and evaluation of use in countries with limited resources.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Open Critical Care, WHO

Oxygen Concentrators: Set up and Maintenance

  • Language: English
  • Aimed at: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Open Critical Care. Updated: 5/19/2021

Webinars

STAR-UCSF Webinar: Oxygen delivery show and tell (equipment and common challenges)

  • Languages: English, Spanish, French
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: STAR-UCSF. Updated: 4/15/2021

Additional Resources

Oxygen Consumption Calculator
Resource for comparing oxygen supply needed and generated based on oxygen source, quantity of resources, and patient needs.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Open Critical Care

Ventilator, Circuit, filters and humidification setup
Quick reference for common circuit, humidification system, bacterial/viral filter combinations, and circuit setups for mechanical and non-invasive ventilation.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Open Critical Care. Updated 4/19/2021

Oxygen Planning Resources and Tools
Compilation of oxygen planning resources and tools

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: ASHE, PATH, WHO, and Open Critical Care

Oxygen Supply and Delivery FAQ

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Open Critical Care

*The resources for this section were reviewed by Johns Hopkins University student Pranjal Agrawal and Varsha Venkatesh, Researchers Angela Chang and Noor Zanial, and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow Dr. Bhavna Seth on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.

Below are guidelines, courses, training materials, research, and additional resources that cover a wide range of topics related to the management of critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Guidelines

COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Dashboard
This resource aggregates guidelines for COVID-19 care from leading global healthcare authorities.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Open Critical Care. Updated: 5/19/2021

NIH Oxygenation and Ventilation Guidelines

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists
  • Created by: NIH. Updated: 12/17/2020

WHO Clinical Management of Severe Acute Respiratory when COVID-19 Suspected
Includes management of pregnant women and pediatric patients

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists
  • Created by: WHO. Updated 3/13/2020

HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Configuring your ICU and How to Craft Novel ICU Space for COVID-19 care

  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Dr. Halpern, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC

SPECIAL SCENARIOS

COVID-19: Sepsis Without an Antibiotic –
Manual discusses sepsis in COVID-19 and antibiotic stewardship principles pertaining to it

  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Angel Coz, MD, University of Kentucky and CHEST

A Practical Guide to the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Stroke Syndromes in COVID-19 Patients

  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Hooman Kamel, Weill Cornell Medicine

Courses and Training Materials

Ventilators for Nonintensivists. Basic Ventilator Parameters
8-minute video

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: American Thoracic Society. Update 4/09/2020

Ventilators for Nonintensivists. Basic Modes and Breath Types
10-minute video

  • Created by: American Thoracic Society. Updated: 4/15/2020
  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems

Ventilators for Nonintensivists. Reasonable Initial Ventilator Settings for Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
10-min video

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: American Thoracic Society. Updated 4/21/2020

Just-In-Time Tools for Training Non–Critical Care Providers. Basics of Respiratory Failure
This article presents five guides related to the evaluation and management of patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure and the basics of invasive mechanical ventilation.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Joshua Lee, et al., American Thoracic Society. Updated: 4/14/2020

Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care for COVID-19
12-hour course comprising e-lectures, live teleconference skills, and activities in the BASIC App to train doctors to care for critically ill ventilated patients

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Open Critical Care

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course
Course for health professionals, including non-intensivists, on managing critically ill COVID patients for the first 24 hours

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Society of Critical Care Medicine

WHO Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Training
10-hour course

  • Languages: English, Français, русский, Português, Bahasa Indonesia, Tiếng Việt, Español, македонски, العربية -, Tetun, සිංහල
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists
  • Created by: WHO

COVID-19 Respiratory Care Teaching Material
Slides decks intended to serve as a framework for use by local instructors supporting healthcare workers caring for COVID19 patients

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Open Critical Care

PRONING

COVID-19: The Science Behind Prone Positioning

  • Languages: English and Hindi
  • Aimed at: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Society of Critical Care Medicine

NON-INVASIVE & INVASIVE VENTILATION

Invasive or Noninvasive Support: When, Where, and How
Slide deck on the role of pulmonary physiology in making decisions about external support in COVID-19 patients

  • Language: English and Hindi
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Society of Critical Care Medicine

INVASIVE MECHANICAL VENTILATION

Harvard Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19 Course
One-week course providing licensed medical professionals with an understanding of mechanical ventilation to support the critical care team in caring for COVID-19 patients.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists
  • Created by: Harvard University-EDX. Updated: April 2021

Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19 Patients
Slide decks

  • Created by: Boston University. Updated: 9/12/2020
  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations

AIRWAY

Airways management: tracheal intubation
1-hour course

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: BMJ Learning Editors. Updated: 9/14/2020

WEANING VENTILATOR

Evidence-based practice of weaning from ventilator: A Review
1-hour course

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Saikat Sengupta, et al. Updated: 2/06/2018

COVID-19 Case Series for Teachers
Adaptable slide decks for use by local instructors supporting healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Open Critical Care. Updated: 2021

Research

Prophylactic anticoagulants for people hospitalised with COVID-19
Systematic review to assess the effects of prophylactic anticoagulants versus active comparator, placebo or no intervention, on mortality and the need for respiratory support in people hospitalized with COVID-19.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Flumignan RL, Tinôco JDS, Pascoal PI, Areias LL, Cossi MS, Fernandes MI, Costa IK, Souza L, Matar CF, Tendal B, Trevisani VF, Atallah ÁN, Nakano LC. Prophylactic anticoagulants for people hospitalised with COVID-19. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Oct 2;10:CD013739. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013739. PMID: 33502773.

Prone Positioning in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Randomized control trial involving 466 patients with severe ARDs undergoing early prolonged prone positioning and its effect in decreasing 28-day and 90-day mortality, with severe ARDS (PaO2/FIO2 < 150 mmHg). The treatment group was placed in the prone position within the first 3-4 days

  • Language: English
  • For: : Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Guérin C, Reignier J, Richard JC, Beuret P, Gacouin A, Boulain T, Mercier E, Badet M, Mercat A, Baudin O, Clavel M, Chatellier D, Jaber S, Rosselli S, Mancebo J, Sirodot M, Hilbert G, Bengler C, Richecoeur J, Gainnier M, Bayle F, Bourdin G, Leray V, Girard R, Baboi L, Ayzac L; PROSEVA Study Group. Prone positioning in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 6;368(23):2159-68. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1214103. Epub 2013 May 20. PMID: 23688302.

Feasibility and physiological effects of prone positioning in non-intubated patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19
Benefits of prone positioning through prospective cohort study of adult patients confirmed with COVID-19 related pneumonia receiving supplemental oxygen or non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Coppo A, Bellani G, Winterton D, Di Pierro M, Soria A, Faverio P, Cairo M, Mori S, Messinesi G, Contro E, Bonfanti P, Benini A, Valsecchi MG, Antolini L, Foti G. Feasibility and physiological effects of prone positioning in non-intubated patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19 (PRON-COVID): a prospective cohort study. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Aug;8(8):765-774. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30268-X. Epub 2020 Jun 19. PMID: 32569585; PMCID: PMC7304954.

High-Flow Oxygen through Nasal Cannula in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure
Multicenter, open-label trial evaluating noninvasive ventilation administration via nasal cannula in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Frat JP, Thille AW, Mercat A, Girault C, Ragot S, Perbet S, Prat G, Boulain T, Morawiec E, Cottereau A, Devaquet J, Nseir S, Razazi K, Mira JP, Argaud L, Chakarian JC, Ricard JD, Wittebole X, Chevalier S, Herbland A, Fartoukh M, Constantin JM, Tonnelier JM, Pierrot M, Mathonnet A, Béduneau G, Delétage-Métreau C, Richard JC, Brochard L, Robert R; FLORALI Study Group; REVA Network. High-flow oxygen through nasal cannula in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 4;372(23):2185-96. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1503326. Epub 2015 May 17. PMID: 25981908.

Mechanical ventilation: lessons from the ARDSNet trial
Seminal trial: In patients with acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome, mechanical ventilation with a low (6 ml/kg predicted weight) vs than “standard” (12 ml/kg predicted weight) tidal volumes reduced mortality from 40% to 30%. Provides much of the evidence and need for low tidal volume lung protective ventilation.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Slutsky AS, Ranieri VM. Mechanical ventilation: lessons from the ARDSNet trial. Respir Res. 2000;1(2):73-7. doi: 10.1186/rr15. Epub 2000 Aug 31. PMID: 11667968; PMCID: PMC59545.

Ventilation management and clinical outcomes in invasively ventilated patients with COVID-19 (PRoVENT-COVID): a national, multicentre, observational cohort study
Multicenter, retrospective observational study at 18 ICUs in Netherlands evaluating prone positioning and lung protective ventilation in with patients with COVID-19 invasively ventilated.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Botta M, Tsonas AM, Pillay J, Boers LS, Algera AG, Bos LDJ, Dongelmans DA, Hollmann MW, Horn J, Vlaar APJ, Schultz MJ, Neto AS, Paulus F; PRoVENT-COVID Collaborative Group. Ventilation management and clinical outcomes in invasively ventilated patients with COVID-19 (PRoVENT-COVID): a national, multicentre, observational cohort study. Lancet Respir Med. 2021 Feb;9(2):139-148. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30459-8. Epub 2020 Oct 23. PMID: 33169671; PMCID: PMC7584441.

Neuromuscular blockers in early acute respiratory distress syndrome
Multicenter RCT of 340 patients with severe ARDS found early use of 48 hours of neuromuscular blockade reduced mortality compared to placebo (NNT of 11 to prevent one death at 90 days in all patients, and a NNT of 7 in a prespecified analysis of patients with a PaO2:FiO2 less than 120). Of note, patients randomized to paralytic did not have an increased incidence of ICU-acquired weakness at 28 days.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Papazian L, Forel JM, Gacouin A, Penot-Ragon C, Perrin G, Loundou A, Jaber S, Arnal JM, Perez D, Seghboyan JM, Constantin JM, Courant P, Lefrant JY, Guérin C, Prat G, Morange S, Roch A; ACURASYS Study Investigators. Neuromuscular blockers in early acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 16;363(12):1107-16. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1005372. PMID: 20843245.

Comparison of two fluid-management strategies in acute lung injury
This randomized study is widely cited as the rationale for aggressive diuresis in ARDS patients. Of note, the study protocol is highly complex and relies on CVP and PA catheter measurements, limiting its direct clinical applicability.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Clinical Trials Network, Wiedemann HP, Wheeler AP, Bernard GR, Thompson BT, Hayden D, deBoisblanc B, Connors AF Jr, Hite RD, Harabin AL. Comparison of two fluid-management strategies in acute lung injury. N Engl J Med. 2006 Jun 15;354(24):2564-75. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa062200. Epub 2006 May 21. PMID: 16714767.

Additional Resources

CHECKLISTS/ALGORITHMS FOR CLINICAL CARE AND ROUNDING

COVID-19 Clinical Practice Protocols – Critical Care Management
Guidelines, recommendations, and therapeutics for the critical management of COVID-19.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital

ICU Rounding Checklist

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Open Critical Care. Updated: 3/10/2020

Respiratory Care Pocket Card
Tips and important points regarding oxygen sources and delivery, respiratory care, setup and monitoring, ventilator modes, and respiratory mechanics.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Open Critical Care. Updated: April 2021

Respiratory Care Protocol Templates
Respiratory care protocols and algorithms with order set checklists to guide ventilator management, breathing trials, cuff leak tests and difficult to wean patients.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Open Critical Care. Updated: February 2021

RISK CALCULATORS

The JHU COVID Inpatient Risk Calculator: CIRC
CIRC uses factors on admission to the hospital to predict the likelihood that a patient admitted with COVID-19 will progress to severe disease or death within 7 days of arrival.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Grant Schomock, et al., Johns Hopkins University

JHU Severe COVID-19 Adaptive Risk Predictor (SCARP)
SCARP is a tool that calculates the 1-day and 7-day risk of progression to severe disease or death for adult patients (18 years and older) who are hospitalized with COVID-19.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Johns Hopkins University

*The resources for this section were reviewed by Johns Hopkins University students Shiree Patel, Researchers Noor Zanial and Angela Chang, and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow Dr. Bhavna Seth on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.

 

Below is a compilation of guidelines and resources related to the management of mild and moderate COVID-19 in various clinical settings as well at home.

Guidelines

OVERVIEW

IDSA Guidelines on Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19
Pharmacologic therapies for treatment of COVID-19 with frequent updates and addendums based on critical evaluation of rapidly emerging literature

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians,  Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: IDSA. Updated: 4/14/2021

US NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians,  Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: NIH. Updated: 4/21/2021

Therapeutic Agents for Bedside Care 
Manual covers medication regimens to optimize the patient’s clinical presentation and recommends a treatment strategy based on severity of disease and availability of therapies 

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians,  Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Amy Dzierba, ASHP

ANTICOAGULATION 

Antithrombotic Therapy: The Evidence
Manual discusses thrombosis and its underlying pathophysiology in COVID-19

  • Language: English
  • Aimed at: Nurses, Physicians,  Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Dr. Moores, MD, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine and CHEST

ANTIBIOTIC USE

COVID-19: Sepsis Without an Antibiotic
Manual discusses sepsis in COVID-19 and antibiotic stewardship principles pertaining to it

  • Language: English
  • For: Physicians, Nurses, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Angel Coz, MD, University of Kentucky and CHEST

NEUROLOGY AND COVID

How to Approach Neurological Manifestations of COVID-19 Patients
Manual discusses Spectrum of Neurological Manifestations of COVID19, effect of COVID-19 on the nervous system and approaches to neurological disorders

  • Language: English
  • For:  Physicians, Nurses, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Neha Dangayach, Critical Care Resilience Program and Neurocritical Care Society

TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

Guidance on COVID-19 for Transplant Clinicians

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: The Transplantation Society. Update 6/08/2020

HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 

Transitions of Care and Managing Comorbidities Associated with Covid-19

  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Dr. Truelove, ASHP

Courses

Clinical Management of Patients with COVID-19- General Considerations
3-hour course on pandemic preparedness as it relates to facility operations, preparation, referral systems, transfers, infection prevention & control, palliative care, and ethics

  • Languages: English, Македонски јазик, Shqip
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: WHO

Stanford EdX COVID-19 Training for Healthcare Workers Course
2-week training module for healthcare workers dealing with early clinical signs & symptoms, PPE, management, infection prevention and control practices, etc. 

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians,  Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Stanford University School of Medicine

COVID-19: Phenotypes and Clinical Implications
Slide deck

  • Languages: English and Hindi
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Society of Critical Care Medicine

INFECTION PREVENTION

Acute Respiratory Infection Basic Training 
2-hour course 

  • Languages: English, Français, Bahasa Indonesia, русский, Português, 中文, Español, العربية , Tiếng Việt, বাংলা, Shqip, македонски, Tetun, Polski, සිංහල, ภาษาไทย, தமிழ்
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists
  • Created by: WHO

Webinars

Webinar schedule of COVID-19 of AIIMS New Delhi
Webinar covering epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, infection prevention practices including handwashing techniques, PPE donning, masks, safe social distancing in various settings; patient transportation, post exposure health personnel protocols etc.

  • Language: English
  • Created by: AIIMS. Updated: March 27, 2020

Research

MEDICATIONS

COVID Steroids: RECOVERY- Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19- Preliminary Report 
Results of a controlled, open-label trial comparing a range of possible treatments in patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19, receiving oral or intravenous dexamethasone (at a dose of 6 mg once daily) for up to 10 days as cases and those patients who did not receive any as controls. The primary outcome was 28-day mortality.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • RECOVERY Collaborative Group, Horby P, Lim WS, Emberson JR, Mafham M, Bell JL, Linsell L, Staplin N, Brightling C, Ustianowski A, Elmahi E, Prudon B, Green C, Felton T, Chadwick D, Rege K, Fegan C, Chappell LC, Faust SN, Jaki T, Jeffery K, Montgomery A, Rowan K, Juszczak E, Baillie JK, Haynes R, Landray MJ. Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2021 Feb 25;384(8):693-704. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2021436. Epub 2020 Jul 17. PMID: 32678530; PMCID: PMC7383595.

COVID Steroids: REACT: Association Between Administration of Systemic Corticosteroids and Mortality among critically ill patients with COVID-19
Meta-analysis of 7 randomized clinical trials to estimate the association between administration of corticosteroids compared with usual care or placebo and 28-day all-cause mortality. 

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians,  Hospital and Health Systems
  • WHO Rapid Evidence Appraisal for COVID-19 Therapies (REACT) Working Group, Sterne JAC, Murthy S, Diaz JV, Slutsky AS, Villar J, Angus DC, Annane D, Azevedo LCP, Berwanger O, Cavalcanti AB, Dequin PF, Du B, Emberson J, Fisher D, Giraudeau B, Gordon AC, Granholm A, Green C, Haynes R, Heming N, Higgins JPT, Horby P, Jüni P, Landray MJ, Le Gouge A, Leclerc M, Lim WS, Machado FR, McArthur C, Meziani F, Møller MH, Perner A, Petersen MW, Savovic J, Tomazini B, Veiga VC, Webb S, Marshall JC. Association Between Administration of Systemic Corticosteroids and Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19: A Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2020 Oct 6;324(13):1330-1341. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.17023. PMID: 32876694; PMCID: PMC7489434.

COVID Steroids: Corticosteroids in ARDS: Evidence and Hope during the Pandemic

  • 3 multicenter RCTs that assessed corticosteroid therapy in critically ill patients with COVID-19, as well as the WHO-sponsored prospective meta-analysis
  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Prescott HC, Rice TW. Corticosteroids in COVID-19 ARDS: Evidence and Hope During the Pandemic. JAMA. 2020 Oct 6;324(13):1292-1295. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.16747. PMID: 32876693.

ANTI-COAGULANTS

Anticoagulation in COVID-19: An Update 
Review paper on thrombotic events due to COVID-19 and their prevention and management 

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians,  Hospital and Health Systems
  • Tiwari NR, Khatib KI, Dixit SB, Rathore PK, Melinkeri S, Ganapule A, Borawake KS, Mhatre U. Anticoagulation in COVID – 19: An Update. J Crit Care Med (Targu Mures). 2020 Nov 7;6(4):217-223. doi: 10.2478/jccm-2020-0033. PMID: 33200092; PMCID: PMC7648443.

Prophylactic anticoagulants for people hospitalized with COVID-19
Systematic review to assess the effects of prophylactic anticoagulants versus active comparator, placebo or no intervention, on mortality and the need for respiratory support in people hospitalized with COVID-19.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Flumignan RL, Tinôco JDS, Pascoal PI, Areias LL, Cossi MS, Fernandes MI, Costa IK, Souza L, Matar CF, Tendal B, Trevisani VF, Atallah ÁN, Nakano LC. Prophylactic anticoagulants for people hospitalised with COVID-19. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Oct 2;10:CD013739. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013739. PMID: 33502773.

Additional Resources

OVERVIEW

ACT-Accelerator for Collaborative Framework of Testing, Treatments, Vaccines
The ACT-Accelerator is the world’s most comprehensive end-to-end solution to ending the acute phase of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. It brings together governments, health organizations, scientists, businesses, civil society, and philanthropists to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines. The ACT Accelerator is a framework for collaboration. 

  • Language: English
  • For: Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: WHO, the European Commission, France, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Updated: 2021

COVID19 Clinical Practice Protocols

  • Language: English
  • Aimed at: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital

HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Managing and Mitigating Drug Shortages
Manual discusses causes behind drug shortages, supply chain management during a pandemic, and strategies to mitigate drug shortages in advance of a second wave

  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • For: Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Erin Fox, ASHP

Best Practices in Parallel Care: COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 Patients 
Manual discusses preparing for subsequent waves of COVID-19 with goal to not disrupt routine care.

  • Created by: Gopi Patel, The Mount Sinai Hospital 
  • Language: English, Hindi
  • For: Nurses, Physicians,  Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations

RISK CALCULATORS

The JHU COVID Inpatient Risk Calculator: CIRC
CIRC uses factors on admission to the hospital to predict the likelihood that a patient admitted with COVID-19 will progress to severe disease or death within 7 days of arrival. 

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians,  Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Grant Schomock, et al., Johns Hopkins University

JHU Severe COVID-19 Adaptive Risk Predictor (SCARP)
SCARP is a tool that calculates the 1-day and 7-day risk of progression to severe disease or death for adult patients (18 years and older) who are hospitalized with COVID-19.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
  • Created by: Johns Hopkins University

*The resources for this section were reviewed by Johns Hopkins University students Shiree Patel, Pranjal Agrawal, and Varsha Venkatesh, Research Associate Noor Zanial, Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow Dr. Bhavna Seth, and Faculty Dr. Venkat Gundareddy and Dr. Robert Bollinger on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.

 

Below are courses, guidelines, and webinars on preventing COVID-19 infection and spread within the lay population and in clinical settings. 

Guidelines

PPE COVID-19 Infographic

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: WHO and CDC

US Department of Labor: Emergency Response Workers and Employers for COVID-19

Guidance for emergency services workers and employers (EMS, medical transport, fire and rescue, and law enforcement) on staying safe performing their duties. 

  • Language: English
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: United States Department of Labor

Courses and Training Programs

Guidance on Mask Use in Context of COVID-19
1-hour course 

  • Language: English, македонски, Shqip 
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: WHO 


Mass Gatherings Risk Assessment Training
1-hour course for health authorities and organizers of mass gatherings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the specific aim of containing transmission risks.

  • Languages: English, Français
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, WHO Collaborating Centre on Global Health Security

How to put on and remove PPE
15-minute course 

  • Languages: English, العربية -, македонски, 中文,  Shqip, Français,  ภาษาไทย, Português, Español, Nederlands, Tetun, Русский, Türk, සිංහල, தமிழ
  • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  WHO 

Waste Management
1-hour course 

  • Languages: English, Tetum
  • For: Nurses, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  WHO

Decontamination and Sterilization of Medical Devices
2-hour course

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  WHO

COVID-19 and work: Staying healthy and safe at work during the COVID-19
2-hour course

  • Language: English
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  WHO and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Core Components and Multimodal Strategies

  • Language: English
  • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  WHO


Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
1-hour course

  • Language: English – Español – Монгол
  • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  WHO

Standard precautions: Environmental cleaning and disinfection
1-hour course 

  • Languages: English, Tetun, Bahasa Indonesia
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  WHO

Transmission-based Precautions
1-hour course covering main modes of transmission, precautions for stopping spread, and required personal protective equipment

  • Language: English
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations

Occupational Health and Safety for Health Workers in Context of COVID-19

  • Languages: English, македонски, Português, Español, Kiswahili, Bahasa Indonesia
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  WHO

Webinars

Pandemic Management: Social Distancing, Mitigation, and Reopening
1-hour webinar 

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases. Hosted by Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Updated 5/26/2020

Antibiotic Stewardship Crisis during COVID-19
10-minute webinar

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Additional Resources

WHO Clinical Characterization and Management of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
A data platform where WHO Member States, health facilities, and other entities contribute their anonymized clinical data relating to hospitalized suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to continue to understand the COVID-19 clinical landscape. 

  • Language: English
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: WHO

CDC Key Strategies to Prevent COVID-19 Infection among Employees
Guidelines for businesses

  • Languages: English, Nepali
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  CDC. Updated 07/08/2020

CDC Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household

  • Language: Nepali
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    Created by:  CDC

CDC Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

  • Language: Nepali
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  CDC

CDC Please Wear a Mask 

  • Language: Nepali
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  CDC. Updated 8/13/2020

CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus Flyer

  • Language: Nepali
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  CDC

CDC What You Can do if You are at Increased Risk of Severe Illness from COVID-19

  • Language: English
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by:  CDC. Updated 1/19/2021

*The resources for this section were compiled and reviewed by Johns Hopkins University student Shagufta Farheen, faculty Dr. Nancy Reynolds, and Researchers Angela Chiu and Noor Zanial on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.

 

Below are guidelines, protocols, and webinars that discuss laboratory testing for COVID-19 in India as provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research, the All India Institute of Medical Science, and Emory University.

Guidelines

ICMR Information of Testing Strategies

Continuously updated information on different testing strategies for COVID-19.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: ICMR. Updated: 5/04/2021

ICMR Kits Validation & Batch Testing

Continuously updated information on different testing kits for COVID-19 and the institutes that work on validating COVID-19 diagnostics.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: ICMR. Updated 5/25/2021

ICMR COVID-19 Laboratory Testing

This portal contains multiple guidelines regarding COVID-19 such as manual for health care professionals, psychosocial support, and home isolation. It also provides information on the COVID-19 studies and trials in India by ICMR.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: ICMR

FDA: SARS-CoV-2 Reference Panel Comparative Data

Precise comparison of the analytical performance of different molecular in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays intended to detect SARS-CoV-2

  • Created by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Updated 12/07/2020
  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations


FIND Evaluations of SARS-CoV-2 Assays

Reports of the independent evaluations FIND has been conducting of both molecular and immunoassays for SARS-CoV-2, in collaboration with multiple partner institutions.

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: FIND. Updated 4/30/2021

ICMR COVID-19 Testing Key Points

Article in the Times of India highlights fresh guidelines for testing amid an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases in India.

  • Language: English
  • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Times of India. Updated 5/4/2021

What’s new in diagnostic testing in COVID-19?

The latest COVID-19 testing procedures and challenges.

  • Language: English, Hindi
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists
  • Created by: Emory University

Webinars

Serologic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Infection: What Does It Mean?

1-hour webinar

  • Language: English
  • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases. Hosted by Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Updated 5/12/2020

*The resources for this section were reviewed by Johns Hopkins University students Khushbu Balsara, Snehal Ghodke, and Vanya Prasad, Research Associate Noor Zanial, and Faculty Dr. Matthew Robinson on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.

AwarnessThe following section includes a series of trainings, guidelines, and a vaccine tracker developed by the World Health Organization to inform practitioners on the different vaccines available and how to participate in vaccination programs.

Guidelines

WHO SAGE COVID Vaccines Advisory
The SAGE COVID Vaccine Advisory is a set of guidelines (general and specific information) by WHO that covers recommendations for usage of different vaccines along with information on evidence, framework, supply and allocation.

  • Language: English
  • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: WHO
  • Last updates for each vaccine:
    • Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine BIBP – 5/7/21
    • Janssen Ad26.COV2.S (COVID-19) vaccine – 3/17/21
    • Astra Zeneca – Oxford University AZD1222 vaccine – 4/21/21
    • Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine – 2/3/21
    • Pfizer – BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine – 1/14/21

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Awareness of COVID-19 Vaccine among Indian Youth
8-minute video.

  • Languages: Marathi, with English subtitles
  • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: Lakshya, A Society for Public Health, Education and Research, Pune, India. Created: May 2021

Courses and Training Programs

COVID Vaccination Training
3-hour course, comprising short videos, lecture, quizzes, provides general and specific information about on-site vaccination: settings, preparedness, and response for adverse events.

  • Languages: English, Urdu
  • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
  • Created by: WHO

    JHU COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program
    1.5-hour training for preparing to participate in COVID-19 vaccination programs.

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Johns Hopkins University

    CDC: COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs
    A series of trainings on storing, handling, preparing, and administering COVID-19 vaccinations

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC

    Webinars

    COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: Spotlight on the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines
    1-hour webinar

    • Language: English
    • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases. Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Updated: 4/27/2021

    SARS-CoV-2 Variants: Evolution, Implications, and Vaccines

    • 1-hour webinar
    • Language: English
    • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases. Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Updated: 2/23/2021

    COVID-19 Vaccines and the Rise of AntiScience
    1-hour webinar

    • Last updated: 2/23/2021
    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases. Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Updated: 2/23/2021

    Addressing challenges in vaccination in fragile contexts
    1.5-hour webinar

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center. Updated 5/21/2021

    Engaging civil society to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines
    1-hour webinar: Leaders in the international health field discuss the importance of engaging civil service organizations with vaccination activities, especially in LMICs, to advance access, including the COVAX initiative.

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center. Updated 10/20/2020

    Research

    WHO COVID-19 Vaccine Development Tracker
    Detailed information on COVID-19 vaccine candidates in development

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: WHO. Updated 5/21/2021

    JHU Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium: Vaccines
    Reviews of data on safety, immunogenicity, efficacy, and effectiveness of vaccine candidates targeting SARS-CoV-2

    • Language: English
    • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Johns Hopkins University Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium. Updated: 5/5/2021

    The New York Times Vaccination Tracker
    Includes monitoring of vaccine administration in India.

    • Last Updated: 5/27/2021
    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: The New York Times. Updated 5/27/2021

    *The resources for this section were reviewed by Johns Hopkins University students Khushbu Balsara, Snehal Ghodke, and Vanya Prasad, Research Associate Noor Zanial, and Faculty Dr. Brian Wahl on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.

     

    Below are guidelines for various audiences on caring for COVID-19 infected individuals in home settings and preventing the spread to other household members.

    Guidelines

    Managing COVID at Home
    Information on home care, pulse oximetry, rational steroid use, fundraising, and advocacy to mitigate the COVID-19 situation in India.

    • Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Bangla (IN), Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Assamese, Bangla (BD), Kannada, Mizo, GoanKonkani, Bhojputi, Odia, Nagamese, Bhojpuri, Chattisgarhi, Garo, Goan Konkani, Khasi, Kokborok, Maithili, Manipuri, Newari, Paite, Santhali, Sinhala, Tamang, Tibetan, Urdu
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: India COVID SOS

    CDC: Possible Items to Include in a Home-Based Care Kit

    • Language: Hindi
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC

    CDC: Taking Care of Sick People with COVID-19 at Home

    • Language: Hindi
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC

    CDC: 10 Things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home

    • Language: Hindi
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC

    CDC: Providing Spiritual and Psychosocial Support to people with COVID-19 at Home

    • Language: Urdu
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC

    CDC: Ending Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 in Non-Healthcare Settings

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC. Updated 2/18/2021

    *The resources for this section were reviewed by Johns Hopkins University student Varsha Venkatesh, Research Associate Noor Zanial, and Dr. Bhavna Seth on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.

     

    Below are guidelines, training sessions, webinars, and additional resources for healthcare and frontline workers as well as the general public on identifying stress and anxiety from the COVID-19 pandemic, how to manage it, and how to create better work environments.

    Guidelines

    Cognitive and Mental Health Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Language: Hindi
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Society of Critical Medicine, Right Care Right Now, American Academy of Family Physicians. Updated August 2020

    Clinician Well-Being During the Ongoing Pandemic

    • Language: Hindi
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Society of Critical Medicine, Right Care Right Now, American Academy of Family Physicians

    IASC Guidance on Basic Psychosocial Skills- A Guide for COVID-19 Responders

    • Language: Hindi
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Inter-Agency Standing Committee Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Reference Group. Updated: 5/11/2020

    EMRO Helping frontline workers cope with stress during COVID-19: actions for team leads

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: WHO EMRO. Updated: 7/13/2020

    WHO Frontline Workers and COVID-19: Coping with Stress

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: WHO. Updated: 7/13/2020

    Psychological First Aid: Guide for Field Workers

    • Language: Hindi
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: WHO. Updated 2011

    CDC Healthcare Personnel and First Responders: How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC. Updated 12/16/2020

    WHO Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

    Information on identifying stressors and methods for coping with stress

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: WHO EMRO. Updated 2021

    CDC: Coping with Stress

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC. Updated 1/22/2021

    AMA Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: American Medical Association. Updated 3/29/2021

    Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel during Coronavirus and other Infectious Disease Outbreaks

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Centre for the Study of Traumatic Stress

    Resident Wellness Toolkit

    • Language: English
    • For: Resident Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
    • Created by: Johns Hopkins University. Updated 12/17/2020

    Work and Well-Being Toolkit for Physicians

    • Language: English
    • For: Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems
    • Created by: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine. Updated September 2014

    CDC: Employees: How to Cope with job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC. Updated 12/23/2020

    Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC. Updated 3/19/2018

    NIH Emotional Wellness Toolkit

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: NIH. Updated 5/05/2021

    NIH Social Wellness Toolkit

    Information on how to improve social connections and emotions.

    • Created by: NIH. Updated 12/10/2020
    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations

    NIMH/NIH: Caring for your Mental Health

    A portal offering guidelines for self care, resource hotlines, informational videos, and various toolkits.

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: NIH. Updated April 2021

    ADA: Health and Wellness

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: American Dental Association

    CDC: Support for Teens and Young Adults

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC. Updated 5/5/2021

    CDC: Helping Children Cope

    • Language: English
    • Aimed at: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC. Updated 7/01/2020

    Courses and Training Programs

    Foundation for Professional Development (FDP) Resilience Training

    A course for health care providers on how to identify the psychosocial and psychological effects of COVID-19 care along with management of anxiety.

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Foundation for Professional Development

    Webinars

    NIMH Recording: Managing Stress and Anxiety

    30-minute webinar

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • A 30-minute webinar about managing stress and anxiety amongst the general public.
    • Created by: NIHM. Updated 1/14/2021

    ADA: Building Resilience in Times of Anxiety and Uncertainty Webinar

    An online training program by Dr. Aparna Chwala on how to build resilience in times of anxiety and uncertainty. Free CE credit available.

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: ADA. Updated 4/16/2020

    Additional Resources

    Health and Human Services Self-Care and Resilience Resources for Responders and Healthcare Workers

    Includes modules, guidelines, and pamphlets for promoting self-care and addressing mental health toll for disaster responders and healthcare workers.

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Updated 5/23/2021

    ADA: COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

    • Language: English
    • Aimed at: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: American Dental Association

    *The resources for this section were reviewed by Johns Hopkins University student Anushruti Gupta, Research Associate Noor Zanial, and Faculty Dr. Judy Bass on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.

     

    Below are guidelines and courses to help healthcare providers and frontline workers to implement best standards of care for COVID-19 patients with limited resources at hand, and provide information on how to deal with COVID-19 for the general population during natural disasters.

    Guidelines and Research

    Implementing Crisis Standards of Care: Allocating Scarce Resources

    • Languages: English, Hindi
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Society of Critical Care Medicine

    American Red Cross: Preparing for Disaster during COVID-19

    • Language: English
    • For: General population, Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: American Red Cross

    FEMA COVID-19 Emergency Management Best Practices

    • Language: English
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: FEMA. Updated: 2/23/2021

    CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response

    • A compilation of the guidelines for emergency preparedness and response by CDC.
    • Languages: English, Spanish
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations

    Created by: Center for Preparedness and Response, CDC. Updated: 5/20/2021

    Courses and Training Materials

    Basic Emergency Care (BEC) Course

    Self-guided training course with presentation slides and a practice manual for frontline healthcare providers who manage acute illness and injury with limited resources.

    • Languages: English, Spanish
    • For: Community Health Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Healers
    • Created by: WHO and ICRC. Updated: 10/30/2018

    101 Operations and Management: Facilitator Guide

    Guiding document outlines important considerations for public health emergency operations and management with various tools and trainings to help those in charge of emergency operations

    • Language: English
    • For: Public Health Officials, Nurses, Physicians, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: WHO, CDC

    *The resources for this section were reviewed by Johns Hopkins University student Shagufta Farheen, Research Associate Noor Zanial, and Faculty Tolbert Nyenswah on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.

    Below are guidelines, courses, webinars, and tools to help countries improve their infrastructure and operations as it relates to providing better care to COVID-19 patients and setting up facilities and centers to do so.

    Guidelines

    WHO: Technical specifications for Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants
    Minimum requirements that a PSA Oxygen Plant must meet for use for the administration of medical-grade oxygen.

    • Language: English
    • For: Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: WHO. Updated 6/08/2020

    CDC: Schools Operational Considerations for COVID-19 mitigation measures in low resource, international settings

    • Language: Urdu
    • For: Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC. Updated 1/29/2021

    Courses and Training Programs

    Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) Treatment Facility Design
    1-hour course provides design principles for COVID-19 screening areas for health care facilities, community facilities, and SARI treatment centers, including how to repurpose an existing building into a SARI treatment center.

    • Language: English, Português, русский, العربية -, Italiano, Bahasa Indonesia, Español, Français, Tiếng Việt, Tetun
    • For: Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: WHO

    COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response
    3-module, 2-hour learning package introduces the context for the need for a coordinated global response plan to the COVID-19 outbreak and offers required guidance to implement the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response.

    • Language: English, Português, Français, русский, 中文, Bahasa Indonesia, العربية -, Español
    • For: Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: WHO

    Webinars

    Oxygen conservation Tip for the Non-Engineer
    1-hour webinar on oxygen conservation for the non-engineer

    • Language: English
    • For: Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Open Critical Care. Presented by USAID STAR-UCSF COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group. Updated 5/21/2021

    Additional Resources

    Comprehensive Hospital Preparedness Checklist for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Checklist for hospitals to assess and improve preparedness for a community-wide outbreak of COVID-19.

    • Language: English
    • For: Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: CDC. Updated: 3/25/2021

    Facility Level Respiratory Care Commodity Quantification Framework
    Adaptable framework for understanding types and quantities of select respiratory care supplies needed to care for patients with respiratory failure.

    • Language: English
    • For: Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
    • Created by: Open Critical Care, USAID, STAR

    Predicting Surge Requirements for Medical Gas Consumption
    This resource is intended to improve communication between Medical Gas Professionals and Healthcare Professionals in preparing for emergency surges in oxygen consumption.

    • Language: English
    • For: Hospital and Health Systems, Public Health Organizations
      Created by: Open Critical Care, USAID, STAR

    *The resources for this section were reviewed by Johns Hopkins University Research Associate Noor Zanial and Dr. Bhakti Hansoti on behalf of the Johns Hopkins India Institute COVID-19 Task Force Technical Working Group.