The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China (COVID-19) represents a significant and urgent threat to global health. Therefore, many publishers, like the ones below, are participating in the free exchange of current health information in order to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives. You can learn more at the Wellcome Trust.
Government and Organizational Resources
Over 20 Open Access standards that relate to medical masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizers, and other PPE and medical equipment.
Evidence Aid'sCoronavirus (COVID-19) Evidence Collection
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Coronaviruses
Nextstrain (Genomic epidemiology of nCoV)
ProMED-mail (Publicly-available system conducting global reporting of outbreaks)
Topic Collections for the following: Alternate Care Sites, Continuity of Operations, Crisis Standards of Care, Ethics, Healthcare-Related Disaster Legal/Regulatory/Federal Policy, Hospital Surge Capacity and Immediate Bed Availability, Influenza Epidemic/Pandemic, Mental/Behavioral Health, Responder Safety and Health, and Virtual Medical Care
Click here for WRNMMC's Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) INTRANET page.
You MUST be on a WRNMMC networked computer to access the intranet page.
Military Specific Resources
A DoDTechipedia page linking to technical reports on coronaviruses, infectious diseases, ventilators, and other related topics
YouTube was recently blocked on WRNMMC computers, so you may need to use personal phones/iPads to view educational videos.
The bundle includes five lectures designed to help participants manage patients in the ED who present with symptoms related to COVID-19. It focuses on telemedicine; different types of ventilators, settings, and management of patients on ventilators; care of critical patients who require ICU care when the ICU is full; respiratory therapy and the pathophysiology and pharmacological management of acute decompensated heart failure.
Bioethical and Legal Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic for Health Care Providers Live-Webinar (Defense Health Agency) - 09 April 2020. Must use login.
World Health Organization, approximately 3 hours to complete
Guidance and Tools for Providers (for training, please select the Education tab)
These Treatment Guidelines have been developed to inform clinicians how to care for patients with COVID-19. These Guidelines are updated frequently as published data and other authoritative information becomes available. The recommendations in these Guidelines are based on scientific evidence and expert opinion.
Protocols and practices from institutions across the country, as well as professional society guidelines.
De-stress & Mindfulness
Communication with Patients
FREE Downloadable Patient Communication Aids from Patient Provider Communication
Patient fact sheets in 30+ languages; "We create and translate accessible COVID-19 information into different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. Our materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing."
IN NEED OF A QUICK SMILE?
Access to the Darnall Medical Library and its resources is available to WRNMMC staff teleworking. For access information, please see links below:
A lit search is searching a database for targeted results on your topic
Results will typically be delivered as a list or link to citations
Other related pieces to lit searching:
Set up a an NCBI account
My NCBI allows you to save searches, save collections of citations, manage filters, and save site preferences for major NCBI databases in PubMed.
We recommend setting up a free account (you don't have to use your @mail.mil address) so you can have personalized features, such as the links to full text results, highlighting of your search results, and the abstracts displayed when you search rather than just the summaries of articles.
Once you've created an account, go to the Filters box, click on "Manage Filters" and then select "Link Out". In the box, type in "Darnall" and check off both the boxes for filter and link icon. Next, in the search box, type in "Free Full Text," and check off the box for "filter."
Now you can go back to the top of the screen and click on "MyNCBI" again to customize your results display. Choose "NCBI Site Preferences" then, on the next page, change your highlighting preferences to a color of your choice (it is probably default to a non-color), and your "result display setting" to "abstract" and whichever number you choose instead of summary. You're all set and ready to search!
Tips and Tricks for Teleworking during COVID-19
“No matter how we experience racism and racial injustice,
we must be aware of it and work diligently to end it.”
COL Andrew Barr, 19 June 2020
"An online learning collaborative and web-based course designed for the public health workforce. The site offers a starting place for those who want to address systemic differences in health and wellness that are actionable, unfair, and unjust. Based on a social justice framework, the course is an introduction to ground public health practitioners in concepts and strategies for taking action in everyday practice.
Funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health in 2011, the course is open free of charge to any professional interested in addressing the root causes of health inequity. The course material is written primarily for local public health department staff at all levels. The interactive site includes five units and features a rich source of case studies, readings, presentations, video, audio, and group-directed discussions."
"The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science."
Check out any of these books at the Darnall Medical Library. More on the way - stay tuned for updates.
More content coming soon.
This podcast won't actually kill you, but it covers so many things that can. Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history, to its biology, and finally, how scared you need to be. Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke make infectious diseases acceptable fodder for dinner party conversation and provide the perfect recipes to match.
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to over a thousand relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.
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