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COVID-19 Home-Based Care: A Practical Guide for Healthcare WorkersCopy linkLink copied!
The Health Policy Plus project is hosted an interactive webinar to present up to date and practical information on home-based care of COVID-19 patients. This recording will provide health care workers with information to educate patients, their families and other household members, to strengthen the prevention and control of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the community.
Most patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 can be cared for at home. It is important, however, that patients learn how to prevent transmission of the virus as well as understand their medical needs, how to obtain medical assistance and when to visit a healthcare facility. International clinical experts from the United States and Africa will share current evidence and discuss real-life patient scenarios.
Clinical management of patients with COVID-19: Initial approach to the acutely ill patientCopy linkLink copied!
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
· explain the COVID-19 care pathway, including screening, isolation, acuity-based triage and patient release from the pathway;
· describe the integrated interagency routine facility triage tool and its application to adult and pediatric triage;
· describe key elements in designating a resuscitation area in an emergency unit;
· use the WHO medical emergency checklist in the management of a seriously ill patient;
· relate the components of the ABCDE systematic approach to the acutely ill patient;
· list the components of the SAMPLE history;
· explain the structure, organization and application of the ABCDE systematic approach for the acutely ill patient;
· identify key causes, signs and symptoms and management for: acute airway obstruction, difficulty in breathing, poor perfusion and shock and altered mental status; and
· discuss special considerations and management differences for the acutely ill paediatric patient presenting with: acute airway obstruction, difficulty in breathing, poor perfusion and altered mental status.
Medical Gas Piping Systems SafetyCopy linkLink copied!
This visual aid resource on medical gas piping systems safety is intended for health workers and all personnel managing medical oxygen.
Medical Oxygen Fire RiskCopy linkLink copied!
Visual aid resource of mitigation measures for medical oxygen fire risk. This resource is intended for health workers and all personnel managing medical oxygen.
WHO Covid-19 Clinical Care BundleCopy linkLink copied!
This visual aid resource is related to the WHO COVID-19 Living Clinical Management Guidance and WHO Living Guidelines for Therapeutics and COVID-19. It is to be used by health workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Oxygen delivery graphicsCopy linkLink copied!
These images were created by OpenCriticalCare.org (Holly Sullivan) to help providers create educational material tailored to the local context. Please use these images as Creative Commons SA-BY-NC "by The OpenCriticalCare.org Project, Holly Sullivan at sulscientific.com"
Please check back as we are adding more images soon!
Portable oxygen concentrators: Top considerations when buying an oxygen concentratorCopy linkLink copied!
Below is a top 10 list of tips and considerations when procuring a portable oxygen concentrator. We are also building a database of common specifications and highlighting which are in line with WHO recommendations. Both can be accessed below:
Top 10 ways to conserve oxygen supplyCopy linkLink copied!
There are many low or no cost ways to conserve oxygen supply. Check out our top 10 list below:
¿Cómo Mejorar la Salud Mental de Pacientes en Cuidados Críticos?Copy linkLink copied!
La pandemia de la COVID-19 ha resultado en una crisis mundial de salud mental. Esta sesión compartió recursos útiles para salvaguardar la salud mental de pacientes críticamente enfermos y sus familiares.
El proyecto EpiC, en colaboración con el proyecto STAR y HP+, ha desarrollado esta serie de seminarios web interactivos para presentar información práctica y actualizada que ayudará al personal de salud de primera línea a mejorar la prestación de servicios a pacientes diagnosticados con COVID-19 moderado/grave. La información médica está en constante evolución, y es necesario que todo el personal clínico se mantenga actualizado para brindar la mejor atención a sus pacientes. Expertos clínicos internacionales en EE. UU. Y América Latina compartirán evidencia científica, discutirán casos clínicos reales y profundizarán en el uso de varias herramientas y recursos en línea para ayudarle a tomar decisiones complejas en tiempos inciertos.
STAR-UCSF Webinar: Infection prevention & control, lessons learned in COVID-19Copy linkLink copied!
Experts from the USAID STAR-UCSF COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group present a webinar on infection prevention and control.
The information and resources presented here do not constitute medical consultation. This content is intended to be educational in nature and is not a substitute for clinical decision making based on the medical condition presented by individual patients. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure all information contained herein is current and accurate by using published references. Data on the topic of COVID-19 respiratory care is rapidly evolving. Manufacturers’ documentation must be referenced prior to the use of any equipment. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of any institutions.
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute Implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and University of California San Francisco.
The webinar is available in English, French and Spanish.
WHO SEARO-IMAI Oxygen survey toolCopy linkLink copied!
Survey tool and Guide to SEARO-IMAI oxygen survey tool for district and regional hospitals – from WHO SEARO. The tool is aimed at both managers and clinicians seeking to understand current and future oxygen needs.
Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Gas System and Recommendations for Maximizing System UsageCopy linkLink copied!
These resources are designed for medical gas professionals and healthcare facilities to better understand the impact of treating COVID-19 patients on a hospital's medical gas systems. It also contains some recommendations for ways to supplement these systems in times of extremely high usage and ways to mitigate issues like falling line pressure as a result of the increased usage on the oxygen and medical air systems. These resources are from The Medical Gas Professional Healthcare Organization (MGPHO).
Use of a Pulse Oximeter in the COVID-19 PandemicCopy linkLink copied!
Instructional video on using a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen saturation to help identify severely ill patients who should be hospitalized and receive oxygen therapy.
Covid-19: Options for respiratory supportCopy linkLink copied!
Visual aid resource on how to support increased oxygen requirements for patients with respiratory failure.
Compilation of Oxygen Planning ResourcesCopy linkLink copied!
Complication of O2 planning resources and tools. Authors include ASHE, PATH, WHO, and OCC.
Ventilator Circuit, filters and humidification setupCopy linkLink copied!
This visual aid provides a quick reference for common circuit, humidification system, and bacterial viral filter combinations for dual and single limb circuits and both mechanical ventilation and non-invasive ventilation (CPAP/BIPAP). UPDATE April 19 2021 - additional information on CPAP/NIPPV circuit setups added.
STAR-UCSF webinar: Oxygen delivery show & tellCopy linkLink copied!
This webinar includes experts from the USAID STAR-UCSF COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group. They have a live demonstration and answer questions around commonly encountered respiratory care and oxygen delivery equipment, highlighting common challenges in resource-variable settings (particularly for critical/respiratory care in COVID).
Severe acute respiratory infections treatment centreCopy linkLink copied!
Severe acute respiratory infections treatment centre: practical manual to set up and manage a SARI treatment centre and a SARI screening facility in health care facilities.
COVID-19 Essential Supplies Forecasting Tool v4.0Copy linkLink copied!
This resource provides technical details and methodological explanations on the structure of the COVID-19 Essential Supplies Forecasting Tool (ESFT). The purpose of this document is to allow users to trace and understand the calculations, assumptions, and limitations of ESFT and modify these assumptions for different contexts or use cases.