AT THE FRONT LINE
Healthcare workers are the front line of fight against COVID-19 outbreak. As this pandemic is progressing new methods of screening and diagnosis, treatment protocols, as well as resource management methods are generated globally. We are gathering information to share and provide for you on regular basis. Please check this page for updates, and share with us any resources you have found useful via email. All resources are open access. We are very thankful for your heroic efforts, and look up to you!
Personal Protective Equipment
Simple Respiratory Mask - Homemade cotton face masks are imperfect but may be a better-than-nothing option. Here's how to make one.
Evaluation of Five Decontamination Methods for Filtering Facepiece Respirators - An evaluation of five decontamination methods (UVGI, ethylene oxide, vaporized hydrogen peroxide, microwave oven irradiation, and bleach) using nine models of NIOSH-certified respirators (three models each of N95 FFRs, surgical N95 respirators, and P100 FFRs)
PPE Burn Rate Calculator – Calculator to estimate the remaining supply of PPE based on the average consumption rate
MIT Emergency Ventilator (E-Vent) Project - An MIT initiative to provide those with the ability to make or manufacture ventilators, the tools needed to do so in a manner that seeks to ensure patient safety. Clinicians viewing this site can provide input and expertise and report on their efforts to help their patients.
VESper ventilator expansion device - Hospitals can apply to receive source code and printing specifications for a ventilator expansion device that allows a single ventilator to support up to four patients during times of acute equipment shortage
Addressing COVID-19 Face Mask Shortages - Q&A with the Stanford Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab
Quick ICU Training - An online tool that provides quick, accessible learning resources and reference materials for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other clinicians who are upskilling, renewing, or reviewing their knowledge and skill for redeployment to critical care during the COVID-19 global pandemic
A Seattle Intensivist's One-pager on COVID-19 - One-page guide to CoVID-19 on its presentation, diagnosis, and treatment in the ICU
Suggested COVID + ARDS Ventilator Management - Ventilator management in an easy-to-follow algorithm
Preliminary observations on the ventilatory management of COVID-19 patients - Empirical observations from an intensivist in Italy regarding pulmonary patterns in patients w/ COVID-19 and recommendations for treatment
Surgery, Emergency Medicine
American College of Surgeons COVID-19: Guidance for Triage of Non-Emergent Surgical Procedures
Guidelines for Emergency Airway Management from Ottawa EM