First published in 2020, this toolkit is intended for clinicians working in acute care, managing adult and paediatric patients with acute respiratory infection, including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and septic shock. The main objective is to provide key tools for use in the care of critically ill patients – from hospital entry to hospital discharge.

The 2022 updated version includes new tools and adapted algorithms, checklists, memory aids for COVID-19 and influenza, and the latest clinical evidence regarding clinical management of SARI. It is intended to help clinicians care for SARI patients: from epidemiology of severe acute respiratory infections, screening and triage, infection prevention and control, monitoring of patients, laboratory diagnosis, principles of oxygen therapy and different types of ventilation (invasive and non-invasive), as well as antimicrobial and immunomodulator therapies, to ethical and quality of care assessments.

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The COVID-19 CARE pathway is designed to be a living tool to support health care workers visualize the current clinical and therapeutic recommendations to be considered in the care plan for patients with COVID-19.

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WHO has developed a series of training videos for medical equipment related to oxygen therapy. The videos include the different steps during equipment lifecycle (selection, setup, use, decontamination, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and decommissioning). The equipment in these training videos includes: Pulse oximeters, Mechanical ventilators, CPAP/ BiPAP machines, Patient monitors, Oxygen concentrators, High flow nasal cannula (HFNC), and Oxygen cylinders.

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WHO has developed a series of training videos for medical equipment related to oxygen therapy. The videos include the different steps during equipment lifecycle (selection, setup, use, decontamination, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and decommissioning). The equipment in these training videos includes: Pulse oximeters, Mechanical ventilators, CPAP/ BiPAP machines, Patient monitors, Oxygen concentrators, High flow nasal cannula (HFNC), and Oxygen cylinders.

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WHO has developed a series of training videos for medical equipment related to oxygen therapy. The videos include the different steps during equipment lifecycle (selection, setup, use, decontamination, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and decommissioning). The equipment in these training videos includes: Pulse oximeters, Mechanical ventilators, CPAP/ BiPAP machines, Patient monitors, Oxygen concentrators, High flow nasal cannula (HFNC), and Oxygen cylinders.

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WHO has developed a series of training videos for medical equipment related to oxygen therapy. The videos include the different steps during equipment lifecycle (selection, setup, use, decontamination, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and decommissioning). The equipment in these training videos includes: Pulse oximeters, Mechanical ventilators, CPAP/ BiPAP machines, Patient monitors, Oxygen concentrators, High flow nasal cannula (HFNC), and Oxygen cylinders.

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WHO has developed a series of training videos for medical equipment related to oxygen therapy. The videos include the different steps during equipment lifecycle (selection, setup, use, decontamination, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and decommissioning). The equipment in these training videos includes: Pulse oximeters, Mechanical ventilators, CPAP/ BiPAP machines, Patient monitors, Oxygen concentrators, High flow nasal cannula (HFNC), and Oxygen cylinders.

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WHO has developed a series of training videos for medical equipment related to oxygen therapy. The videos include the different steps during equipment lifecycle (selection, setup, use, decontamination, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and decommissioning). The equipment in these training videos includes: Pulse oximeters, Mechanical ventilators, CPAP/ BiPAP machines, Patient monitors, Oxygen concentrators, High flow nasal cannula (HFNC), and Oxygen cylinders.

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WHO has developed a series of training videos for medical equipment related to oxygen therapy. The videos include the different steps during equipment lifecycle (selection, setup, use, decontamination, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and decommissioning). The equipment in these training videos includes: Pulse oximeters, Mechanical ventilators, CPAP/ BiPAP machines, Patient monitors, Oxygen concentrators, High flow nasal cannula (HFNC), and Oxygen cylinders.

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WHO has developed a series of training videos for medical equipment related to oxygen therapy. The videos include the different steps during equipment lifecycle (selection, setup, use, decontamination, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and decommissioning). The equipment in these training videos includes: Pulse oximeters, Mechanical ventilators, CPAP/ BiPAP machines, Patient monitors, Oxygen concentrators, High flow nasal cannula (HFNC), and Oxygen cylinders

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Join WHO experts from the COVID-19 Clinical Management and Infection, Prevention and Control teams, on this recorded webinar as they present WHO guidance on how to care for a COVID-19 patient at home.

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Visual aid provided by WHO’s Information Network for Epidemics (EPI-WIN) with the currently available information about Covid-19.

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Utilice el formulario de contacto que se encuentra en la parte inferior de esta página para recibir una versión modificable de este algoritmo para descargar y adaptar a su contexto local.

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The latest on the Covid-19 Global situation & how to care for a person with covid-19 infection at home.

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By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

· Discuss appropriate use of lab tests and imaging for COVID-19 patients
· Explain rationale and list indications for oxygen therapy;
· Appropriately utilize pulse oximetry in evaluation & management of COVID19
· Classify a patient with COVID-19 as mild, moderate or severe & identify risk factors for progression
· Discuss considerations for home care
· Discuss indications for antimicrobial use in COVID-19 patients
· Recognize and manage common acute and chronic infections that may overlap with COVID-19

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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.

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This visual aid resource on medical gas piping systems safety is intended for health workers and all personnel managing medical oxygen.

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Visual aid resource of mitigation measures for medical oxygen fire risk. This resource is intended for health workers and all personnel managing medical oxygen.

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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.

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Visual aid resource intended for health workers and all personnel managing medical oxygen.

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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.

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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.

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WHO expert, Dr. Janet Diaz, answers questions on COVID-19 and the essential medicine treatment of oxygen. Dr. Janet Diaz discusses how oxygen is used and why there is a shortage of it in some countries in this short video.

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- Directrices de laboratorio
- Información y criterios para la priorización de pruebas diagnósticas
- Implementación de la prueba rápida de detección de antígenos para COVID-19
- Interpretación de resultados
- Nota Técnica: Caracterización genómica del SARS-CoV-2 y variantes circulantes en la Región de las Américas
- Orientaciones para la selección de muestras de SARS-CoV-2 para caracterización y vigilancia genómica

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By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Understand the role of rehabilitation in the management of impairments resulting from COVID-19;
- Describe the etiology of a range of rehabilitation-related impairments in COVID-19;
- Know who and when to assess for rehabilitation needs;
- Provide education and advice to patients and their families; and
- Advise on strategies to help patients and their families manage their impairments.

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La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), en colaboración con el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR) y la Federación Internacional de Medicina de Emergencia (IFEM, por sus siglas en inglés), elaboró este curso de atención básica de emergencia para los proveedores de servicios médicos de primera línea que manejan situaciones agudas potencialmente mortales con recursos limitados.

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Objetivos de aprendizaje:
- describir la higiene de las manos
- reconocer los 5 momentos para la higiene de las manos;
- abordar el uso de guantes y la higiene de las manos

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Al finalizar este curso, los participantes deberán ser capaces de:
- describir los riesgos ocupacionales más frecuentes para la salud y la seguridad a los que están expuestos los profesionales de la salud durante su respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19;
- describir los derechos del personal de salud a trabajar en unas condiciones dignas;
- describir cómo aplicar medidas para proteger su salud y su seguridad y proponer activamente las mejoras
- obtener acceso y usar los servicios de apoyo para la protección de la salud y la seguridad del personal de salud.

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By the end of these courses, learners should be able to:
1. define leadership as it applies to the roles and responsibilities of the IPC focal person;
2. Describe how the three factors of successful implementation—context, innovation, and recipients—define a framework for improving IPC activities
3. Define leadership as it applies to the roles and responsibilities of the IPC focal person

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This document describes the medical devices required for the clinical management of COVID-19, including: oxygen therapy, pulse oximeters, patient monitors, thermometers, infusion and suction pumps, X-ray, ultrasound and CT scanners as well as personal protective equipment.

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By the end of this modules, you should be able to:
- Use ethical principles to develop critical resource allocation considerations, for use during COVID-19;
- Utilize practical tools to maintain quality of care for patients during a pandemic
- Describe palliative care techniques applicable to COVID-19 care;
- Identify different types of referral systems;
- Explain the basic tenets of safe interfacility transfer

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By the end of these courses, learners will be able to:
1. Identify proper needle handling technique and disposal
2. Describe what to do if a needle-stick injury does occur

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1. A Generic COVID-19 exercise to examine and strengthen existing plans, procedures and capabilities
2. A Health facility & IPC SimEx that aims to examine the implementation of IPC strategies
3. A Point of Entry (POE) SimEx to examine and strengthen your existing plans, procedures and capabilities for managing COVID-19 cases in international travel
4. An Urban COVID-19 SimEx to discuss critical issues in urban environments

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Chinese
العربية
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By the end of these courses and videos, learners will be able to:
1. Describe proper technique of hand washing
2. Understand importance of glove use and hand hygiene

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By the end of these courses, learners should be able to:
1. Identify the sources of waste at a health care facility and describe best practices for collecting and managing health care waste
2. Describe standard precautions to keep environmental services workers safe and explain function and use of cleaning agents and disinfectants
3. Describe the various methods of disinfection and sterilization and the workflow layout for appropriate handling

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Module 1: Infectious risks to health and safety
Module 2: Physical risks to health and safety
Module 3: Psychosocial risks to health and safety
Module 4: Basic occupational health and safety in health services.

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This tool is intended to support countries collecting in-depth facility inventories of biomedical equipment re-allocation, procurement and planning for COVID-19 case management. The survey quantifies availability and as well as causes for non-functioning of different sources of oxygen delivery and supply systems to determine priorities and re-allocation requirements. This includes , Oxygen supplies and equipment, Respiratory instruments and equipment, Suction devices, Ventilators, and Autoclaves/sterilizers.

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