Sources of evidence relevant to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Clinical Decision Support
The COVID-19 content in BMJ Best Practice, which HEE funds for the NHS, is freely available and being continually updated by the BMJ. It includes a patient information leaflet.
See also Dynamed’s EBM Focus newsletter on COVID-19: 10 things you need to know.
Wolters Kluwer are expanding access to UpToDate for anyone seeking the latest evidence-based updates to critical clinical content in the fight against COVID-19 – this includes all clinicians and organisations that do not subscribe to UpToDate.
Please see the direct links below for you to share with your clinical colleagues.
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome:
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Clinical features, diagnosis, and complications in adults
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, pathology, and etiology in adults
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Supportive care and oxygenation in adults
- Prone ventilation for adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Ventilator management strategies for adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Airway management, anesthesia machine ventilation, and anesthetic care
- Arrhythmias and conduction system disease
- Cancer care during the pandemic
- Considerations in children
- Coronary artery disease issues
- Critical care issues
- Epidemiology, virology, clinical features, diagnosis, and prevention
- Infection control in health care and home settings
- Issues related to kidney disease and hypertension
- Management in adults
- Myocardial injury
- Pregnancy issues
- Psychiatric issues
- Society guidelines
Wolters Kluwer Coronavirus Resources & Tools page provides resources across our Health solutions.
See also Visual DX, a diagnostic clinical decision support system for dermatologists. Click the link, enter your NHS OpenAthens username and password. Select Ovid from the resources list and select Visual DX from Links in the blue menu bar.
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Clinical Knowledge Summaries focus on the most common and significant presentations in primary care. They give trusted information to support safe decision-making and improve standards of patient care.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures
The aim of these Special Collections is to ensure immediate access to systematic reviews most directly relevant to the management of people hospitalized with severe acute respiratory infections and to the prevention of infection.
Summaries of relevant research, available as soon as each is ready. In time we will have translations of the summaries in other languages. A ‘NEW’ flag will appear on each review as it is added and remain for 48-72 hours.
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus.
The CEBM has committed its skills and expertise in evidence synthesis and dissemination to the effort against the current COVID-19 pandemic. The above page will be updated regularly. [Last Checked: 29/04/20]
From the University of Edinburgh.
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Evidence from Trusted Sources
The register helps systematic reviewers prioritize topics, identify available evidence, and produce urgently needed reviews for front-line health professionals, public health policymakers, and research teams developing new therapeutic, diagnostic, and preventive interventions for COVID-19.
An up-to-date map of the current evidence partitioned into broad domains for easy exploration.
A database of COVID-19 public health guidance produced by international organisations, compiled by Eire’s Health Information and Quality Authority.
General updates and dashboards. Infographics, leaflets and videos. Also latest on countermeasures.
Information pulled together by the National Library of Medicine based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Guidance to help you provide protection and support for NHS staff.
These Guides are aimed at specialists working in hospitals in England during the pandemic.
A general evidence search on coronavirus or COVID-19.
The main map gives an overview of all publications categorized according to publication type, population of interest and topic. More detailed maps are available for these topics:
- Infection prevention and control
- Interventions to treat the infected patient
- Interventions targeted at system level
- Experiences and perception, social, political, economic aspects
The Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services Team has produced this page to help those working on the current coronavirus outbreak to identify and access emerging evidence as it is published.
A collection of resources and links on coronavirus for community nurses and allied health professionals.
Produced by the HEE Knowledge Management Team.
A weekly round-up of Richard Lehman personal selection of articles of relevance to clinicians dealing with COVID-19. He is professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine at the University of Birmingham.
To support the librarian and researcher communities The Royal Society have collated relevant articles on COVID-19 into a collection, and will be updating this collection as they publish more research.
WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) and compiling it in a database. They update the database daily from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searches of the table of contents of relevant journals, and the addition of other relevant scientific articles that come to our attention. The entries in the database may not be exhaustive and new research will be added regularly. The database is updated daily, Monday through Friday.
WHO has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This messaging service provides the latest news and information on coronavirus including details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves and others. It also provides the latest situation reports and numbers in real-time.
The advanced ‘Pro’ option is now available to all NHS users from home. Please sign in using your .nhs.uk, nhs.net address.
We are bringing together academic, NHS, and industry to support the COVID-19 response.
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Free Open Access Resources
The CORD-19 Explorer is a full-text search engine for the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset.
This online resource page, provided by the Geneva Centre for Education & Research in Humanitarian Action, the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), aims to inform governments, humanitarian organisations and media representatives on the latest evidence on the COVID-19 virus.
Includes toolkits for healthcare professionals working in community care, ambulatory care, emergency care, inpatient care, ICU and mental and behavioural health. See also the Daily Rounds of interesting and impactful information, Expert Insights, Guidelines, and Research.
A slightly broader search of open access resources covering COVID-19 and lookalike infections such as SARS and MERS.
Includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv
Faced with an unknown virus, sharing and collaboration are the best remedy. The publication of this Handbook is one of the best ways to mark the courage and wisdom our healthcare workers have demonstrated over the past two months. The Handbook is available to everyone for free. However, due to the limited time, there might be some errors and defects.
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LKS COVID-19 Discovery Portals
- Ambulance Services in England: COVID-19 Information Resources
- Buckinghamshire Healthcare: Coronavirus Knowledge Resource Centre
- Cornwall Health Library
- Exeter Health Library
- Greater Manchester Mental Health COVID-19 Resources
- UHCW: COVID-19 Topic Page
- University of Oxford Bodleian Health Care Libraries
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