COVID-19 Resources

This page provides clinical evidence, advice for professionals and employers, and infection control resources related to COVID-19, from a range of sources. The page is being updated on a regular basis. Please email library@rcvsknowledge.org to suggest materials for inclusion.

RCVS Knowledge webinar: Infection control and biosecurity during COVID-19
Recorded 27th March 2020

 

1. Veterinary advice and updates

 

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2. Research references

 

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3. Free access to the evidence


3.1 Reviewing the evidence
3.2 Journal collections
3.3 Online learning


3.1 Reviewing the evidence

[1] What is the efficacy of standard face masks compared to respirator masks in preventing COVID-type respiratory illnesses in primary care staff?

[2] What is the evidence for mass gatherings and global pandemics?

[3] What is the evidence for social distancing during global pandemics?

[4] What is the evidence for hand disinfectant and COVID-19?

[1] Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures

[2] Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care

[1] COVID-19 rapid guidline: critical care

  • WHO R&D Blueprint has been activated in response to the coronavirus disease outbreak to accelerate diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics for this novel coronavirus

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3.2 Journal collections

Visit the Public Health England website for more links to journal collections from publishers who have signed and commited to the Wellcome statement on sharing research data related to COVID-19

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3.3 Online learning

  • Centres for Disease Prevention and Control webinar:

[1] COVID-19 Update: Optimization Strategies for Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  [strategies for healthcare facilities to optimise PPE supplies such as eye protection, isolation gowns, facemasks, and N95 respirators]

  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine [LSHTM] online courses including:

[1] COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus [Course overview: learn more about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its implications around the world. Understand the emergence of COVID-19, and how we respond to it going forward]

[2] Coronavirus Outbreak [Special lecture series organised in partnership with the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) - a collaboration between LSHTM and Public Health England funded by UK Aid]

  • OpenWHO online course:

[1] Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) [course intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, as it is focused on infection prevention and control]

  • Royal College of Physicians: COVID-19:

[1] COVID-19: An Expert Update for Doctors [a series of short presentations on the current status and future global projections]

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4. Infection control and biosecurity resources from the veterinary professions

 

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5. Government agencies and international organisations

 

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