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WHO Interim Guidance: Clinical Management of COVID-19

28 May, 2020 | 10:02h | UTC

Clinical management of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

 


Systematic Review: Early Warning Scores for Detecting Deterioration in Adult Hospital Patients

22 May, 2020 | 04:34h | UTC

Early warning scores for detecting deterioration in adult hospital patients: systematic review and critical appraisal of methodology – The BMJ

 


Systematic Review: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Surgical Wounds Healing by Primary Closure

5 May, 2020 | 03:33h | UTC

Negative pressure wound therapy for surgical wounds healing by primary closure – Cochrane Library

Summary: Negative pressure wound therapy for surgical wounds healing by primary closure – Cochrane Library

 


IDSA Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:47h | UTC

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

See also: Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19 Infection

 


Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19

23 Mar, 2020 | 01:34h | UTC

Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization (PDF)

Related Study: COVID-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility — King County, Washington, February 27–March 9, 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (free)

“Introduction of COVID-19 into a long-term residential care facility in Washington resulted in cases among 81 residents, 34 staff members, and 14 visitors; 23 persons died” (from CDC)

 


Interim Guidance: Clinical Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection When Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Infection is Suspected

16 Mar, 2020 | 08:01h | UTC

Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infections: Practical Considerations and Management Strategy for Intensivists (free studies and reviews)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Guidance: Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

16 Mar, 2020 | 07:57h | UTC

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence – The Lancet (free) AND Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus – The Guardian (free)

“Minimize watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed; seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones.”

 


AHRQ Report: 47 Practices to Improve Patient Safety

11 Mar, 2020 | 08:31h | UTC

Making Healthcare Safer III: A Critical Analysis of Existing and Emerging Patient Safety Practices – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (free)

News Release: AHRQ Report Reviews 47 Practices To Improve Patient Safety – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (free)

 


AAP Policy Statement: 2020 Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care

21 Feb, 2020 | 07:38h | UTC

Bright Futures Guidelines and Pocket Guide (free resources)

News Releases: 2020 Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care – Pediatrics (free) AND Periodicity Schedule: Recom​​mendations from the Am​erican Academy of Pediatrics for screenings and assessments at each well-child visit from infancy through adolescence (free)

 


Position Paper: Intraoperative Surgical Site Infection Control and Prevention

13 Feb, 2020 | 08:07h | UTC

Intraoperative surgical site infection control and prevention: a position paper and future addendum to WSES intra-abdominal infections guidelines – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

Related: Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (free guidelines on the subject)

 


Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule: United States, 2020

13 Feb, 2020 | 08:09h | UTC

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule: United States, 2020 – Pediatrics (free)

Table 1. Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States, 2020 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

Table 2. Catch-up immunization schedule for persons aged 4 months–18 years who start late or who are more than 1 month behind, United States, 2020 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

Table 3. Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule by Medical Indication, United States, 2020 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

 


Virtual Care: Recommendations for Scaling up Virtual Medical Services

12 Feb, 2020 | 07:32h | UTC

Virtual care: Recommendations for Scaling up Virtual Medical Services – Canadian Medical Association (free PDF)

News Release: New report: a roadmap to improve virtual care in Canada – Canadian Medical Association (free)

 


Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2020

4 Feb, 2020 | 08:02h | UTC

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2020 – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentary: ACIP releases updated vaccination schedule with several changes – ACP Hospitalist (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan

29 Jan, 2020 | 08:28h | UTC

Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan – Lown Institute (free PDF)

Press Release: Millions of Older Americans Harmed by Too Many Medications – Lown Institute (free)

Commentary: ‘Small’ tactics to counter Big Pharma’s influence on medication overload – STAT (free)

Related: Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Guidelines for Safe Transfer of the Brain‐injured Patient: Trauma and Stroke

3 Dec, 2019 | 00:35h | UTC

Guidelines for safe transfer of the brain‐injured patient: trauma and stroke, 2019 – Anaesthesia (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Preoperative and Postoperative Recommendations to Surgical Wound Care Interventions: A Systematic Meta-review of Cochrane Reviews

26 Nov, 2019 | 07:39h | UTC

Preoperative and postoperative recommendations to surgical wound care interventions: A systematic meta-review of Cochrane reviews – International Journal of Nursing Studies (free)

 


CDC 2019 Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship

21 Nov, 2019 | 10:34h | UTC

The Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: 2019 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free PDF)

CDC Page: Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (free resources)

Commentary: CDC updates ‘core’ antibiotic stewardship elements for hospitals – CIDRAP (free)

 


Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

20 Nov, 2019 | 10:46h | UTC

APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (free)

Related Guidelines: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 – JAMA Surgery (free) AND Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection – World Health Organization (free) AND Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

 


AHA Updates on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

18 Nov, 2019 | 01:00h | UTC

– 2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support: Use of Advanced Airways, Vasopressors, and Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During Cardiac Arrest – Circulation (free PDF)

– 2019 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Focused Update for First Aid: Presyncope – Circulation (free PDF)

– 2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Systems of Care: Dispatcher-Assisted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Cardiac Arrest Centers – Circulation (free PDF)

 


AHA Updates in Pediatric Life Support

18 Nov, 2019 | 00:55h | UTC

– 2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Pediatric Advanced Life Support – Circulation (free PDF)

– 2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Neonatal Resuscitation – Circulation (free PDF)

– 2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Pediatric Basic Life Support – Circulation (free PDF)

 


Summary of Recommendations: International Consensus on CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Children and Adults

18 Nov, 2019 | 00:52h | UTC

2019 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations: Summary From the Basic Life Support; Advanced Life Support; Pediatric Life Support; Neonatal Life Support; Education, Implementation, and Teams; and First Aid Task Forces – Circulation (free PDF)

 


Report: Safe Ambulatory Care, Strategies for Patient Safety and Risk Reduction

27 Oct, 2019 | 23:33h | UTC

Deep Dive: Safe Ambulatory Care, Strategies for Patient Safety and Risk Reduction – ECRI Institute’s Patient Safety Organization (free PDF)

News Release: ECRI Institute: Diagnostic Tests, Medication Pose Biggest Risks to Patients in Ambulatory Care (free)

Commentaries: ECRI Institute: Top 4 Biggest Risks in Ambulatory Care to Watch – HIT Consultant Media (free) AND Top 5 Patient Safety Risks in Ambulatory Care – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Redesigning Care for Older People to Preserve Physical and Mental Capacity

27 Oct, 2019 | 19:33h | UTC

Redesigning care for older people to preserve physical and mental capacity: WHO guidelines on community-level interventions in integrated care – PLOS Medicine (free)

Related: World report on ageing and health – World Health Organization (free)

 


Review: Use of Mobile Health Interventions in Vulnerable Populations for Cardiovascular Disease Management

22 Oct, 2019 | 07:30h | UTC

Investigating the Use of Mobile Health Interventions in Vulnerable Populations for Cardiovascular Disease Management: Scoping Review – JMIR Mhealth Uhealth (free)

 


NICE Guideline: End of Life Care for Adults

17 Oct, 2019 | 08:35h | UTC

End of life care for adults: service delivery – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Related: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition – National Consensus Project’s (free)

 


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