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COVID-19

Infection prevention, PPE, Surfaces

PubMed - search for articles on infection prevention. ** Note that this is not a comprehensive search as references may appear in other databases.

PubMed - search for articles on PPE. ** Note that this is not a comprehensive search as references may appear in other databases.


Australian sources

Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) Infection Prevention and Control in the Hospital Setting - WA Department of Health

Identification and Use of Personal Protective Equipment in the Clinical Setting During the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic Policy - WA Health - 9 April 2020

Mental health infection control directions - WA Department of Health - 6 April 2020

COVID-19 infection control training - Australia. Department of Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information on the use of surgical masks – Australia. Department of Health

Coronavirus (COCID-19): Information on medicines and medical devices - Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) - includes information on hand sanitisers and disinfectants and PPE

Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare – NHMRC - 2019

JBI COVID-19 special collection | evidence based infection prevention and control

GESA and GENCA Recommendations for Endoscope Reprocessing during the COVID-19 Pandemic - 1 May 2020

International sources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures - Cochrane Special Collections

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance: Infection prevention and control / WASH - WHO

Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected - WHO - 19 March 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.  Issued jointly by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Public Health Wales (PHW), Public Health Agency (PHA) Northern Ireland, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) and Public Health England as official guidance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice - Health and Safety Executive [UK] - face masks, protect home workers, driver welfare and hours, health / medical surveillance

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings - CDC

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures - Chapter 4 - Infection Prevention and Control

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: what the department of endoscopy should know - Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - 14 March 2020

Safety of Extended Use and Reuse of N95 Respirators – ECRI Clinical Evidence Assessment

Rapid Expert Consultation on the Effectiveness of Fabric Masks for the COVID-19 Pandemic  - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine [US] - 8 April 2020

Karolinska Institute - COVID-19 Course 1: COVID-19 - prevent the spread of infection and protect personnel working within Swedish healthcare and social services

Papers

Airborne Spread of SARS-CoV-2 and a Potential Role for Air Disinfection - JAMA - 1 June 2020

Exposure to a Surrogate Measure of Contamination From Simulated Patients by Emergency Department Personnel Wearing Personal Protective Equipment - JAMA - 27 April 2020

Symptom Screening at Illness Onset of Health Care Personnel With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in King County, Washington - JAMA - 17 April 2020

Airborne or Droplet Precautions for Health Workers Treating Coronavirus Disease 2019?  - Journal of Infectious Diseases - 16 April 2020

Covid-19: What is the evidence for cloth masks? - BMJ - 7 April 2020

Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions - Lancet Microbe - 2 April 2020

Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era - NEJM - 1 April 2020
 

 

** Most major publishers have made all COVID-19 papers available open access. In general it is advisable to follow the Get it @ E/SMHS button to reach full text to avoid paywalls.  Quick ways to connect to paywalled full text - bookmarklets and the LibKey Nomad browser plug-in (note the caveats - these are effective but not 100% effective).