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1. NCCP guidance on the use of PPE by medical professionals when managing patients requiring radiotherapy in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

NCCP guidance on the use of PPE by medical professionals when managing patients requiring radiotherapy in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Version: 2 Department: NCCP Radiation Oncology Working Group Last updated: 22/04/2020 Code: RO_COVID19_2 Page 1 of 4 NCCP guidance on the use of PPE by medical professionals when managing patients requiring radiotherapy in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Current events surrounding the COVID 19 (...) (Coronavirus) - https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ 2 Purpose The purpose of this guidance document is to outline the use of PPE by radiotherapists to avoid cross contamination to patients, healthcare workers and the environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. 3 Scope The use of tracheostomy, mouth bites, immobilisation masks and certain radiotherapy procedures can lead to coughing, spluttering and gagging of the patient. Although these are not necessarily an aerosol generating

2020 Health Service Executive (Ireland) - Clinical Guidelines

2. Infection prevention and control for novel coronavirus (COVID-19): interim guidance for acute healthcare settings

Infection prevention and control for novel coronavirus (COVID-19): interim guidance for acute healthcare settings Infection prevention and control for coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Interim guidance for acute healthcare settings - Canada.ca Language selection Search Search Canada.ca Search Menu Main Menu You are here: Infection prevention and control for coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Interim guidance for acute healthcare settings Table of Contents Introduction The Public Health Agency (...) selection and use of personal protective equipment: Gloves; AND Gown; AND Facial protection: Surgical/procedural mask and eye protection, or face shield, or surgical/procedural mask with visor attachment. An N95 respirator (plus eye protection) when performing aerosol-generating medical procedures (AGMPs) on a person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19. Hand hygiene should be performed whenever indicated, paying particularly attention to during and after removal of PPE, and after leaving the patient

2020 CPG Infobase

3. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for acute care

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for acute care 1 | Pa g e Ministry of Health Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Acute Care Version 2 – February 1 1, 2020 This guidance document provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of medical advice, communicable diseases surveillance protocols, diagnosis or treatment. What you need to know Acute care settings should: 1. Undertake active screening (asking questions) and passive screening (signage) of patients (...) to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), and COVID-19. A novel coronavirus is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans, likely through bat reservoirs. Several known coronaviruses

2020 CPG Infobase

4. Interim guidance: public health management of cases and contacts associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community

Interim guidance: public health management of cases and contacts associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community Interim Guidance: Public Health Management of cases and contacts associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community March 10, 2020 CONTEXT The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has adapted the interim guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for Regional Health Authorities (RHA) for public health management of human illness (...) caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The strategy outlined in this guidance is aligned with a containment goal (i.e. to reduce opportunities for transmission to contacts in the community) and is based on the assumption that the virus is primarily spread while the case is symptomatic. This guidance is based on current available scientific evidence and expert opinion and is subject to change as new information on the clinical spectrum, transmissibility and epidemiology becomes available

2020 CPG Infobase

5. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Primary Care Management of patients presenting to primary care

equipment 12 11.5. Carpeted flooring and soft furnishings 12 11.6. On leaving the room 13 11.7. Cleaning of communal areas 13 11.8. Attending deaths 13 12. Further information 13 Appendix 1: Contact details for local Health Protection Teams 14 Health Protection Scotland 4 Appendix 2: Putting on and removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 15 Instructional video 16 Health Protection Scotland 5 1. Introduction Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new is a new strain of coronavirus first identified (...) Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Primary Care Management of patients presenting to primary care Health Protection Scotland This document is uncontrolled when printed. Before use check the HPS COVID-19 page to verify this is the current version Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Primary Care Management of patients presenting to primary care Version 10.4 Publication date 27 March 2020 Health Protection Scotland 1 Version History Version Date Summary of changes V1.0 23/01/20 First

2020 Covid-19 Ad hoc guidelines

6. Five Don'ts to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) and Death - part 1

Five Don'ts to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) and Death - part 1 MED CHECK April 2020/ Vol.6 No.16 · Page C N o 16 M ED HECK 2 0 2 0 Editorial The Plague (La Peste in French) Urgent Recommendations Five Don'ts to Prevent COVID-19 and Death Editorial The Plague (La Peste in French) Urgent Recommendations Five Don'ts to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) and Death 1. Don't use ibuprofen or other NSAIDs 2. Don't use corticosteroids especially in the early phase (...) of Albert Camus (November 7, 1913-January 4, 1960), a novel written in 1947, shortly after the end of World War II. It predicts the status of the current world being swept by the pandemic of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). I read it for the first time when I was in the second grade of junior high school. It's been a long time, but a strange feeling after reading was completely different from other masterpieces I read in those days and has remained in my memory. The second time I read

2020 Med Check - The Informed Prescriber

7. Five Don'ts to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) and Death - part 2

Five Don'ts to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) and Death - part 2 MED CHECK April 2020/ Vol.6 No.17 · Page 17 C N o 17 M ED HECK 2 0 2 0 Editorial Sin of Being Deceived Urgent Recommendations Five Don'ts to Prevent COVID-19 and Death (Part 2) Five Do's to Prevent COVID-19 and Death Editorial Sin of Being Deceived Urgent Recommendations Five Don’ts to prevent COVID-19 and death (Part 2) 3. Don't use Tamiflu and Xofluza 4. Avoid ACE2 enhancers and (hidden) immunosuppressants 5 (...) season, flu was not very prevalent due to the unusually warm winter. However, a case has been confirmed in which a medical doctor who conducted a rapid testing for a patient suspected influenza was infected with a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 virus), because the patient was found infected with SARS-CV-2 later. Therefore, the Japan Medical Association recommended member doctors against testing even in case with suspected flu and recommended diagnosis based on the clinical symptoms [8

2020 Med Check - The Informed Prescriber

8. Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) | ACOG Clinical Guidance Journals & Publications Patient Education Topics Featured Clinical Topics Hi, Featured Clinical Topics Clinical Guidance Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Practice Advisory March 2020 Jump to Resources Share By reading this page you agree to ACOG's Terms and Conditions. . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released and guidance for . Travel Due to the current risk of COVID-19, CDC (...) women. For more information on seasonal influenza and recommendations for pregnant women see the and . The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists will continue to closely monitor the evolution of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in collaboration with the CDC. New and updated information will be shared as it becomes available. This Practice Advisory was developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Immunization, Infectious Disease, and Public Health

2020 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

9. NCCP guidance for Medical Professionals for testing COVID-19 in asymptomatic patients undergoing elective cancer surgery in response to the current novel coronavirus pandemic

NCCP guidance for Medical Professionals for testing COVID-19 in asymptomatic patients undergoing elective cancer surgery in response to the current novel coronavirus pandemic Version: 2.00 Department: NCCP COVID-19 Surgical testing group Update date: 04/06/2020 Code: SO_COVID19_3 Revision date: 1 NCCP guidance for Medical Professionals for testing COVID- 19 in asymptomatic patients undergoing elective cancer surgery in response to the current novel coronavirus pandemic This document relates (...) ://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19- coronavirus/ ? Ireland’s National Action Plan in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ Version: 2.00 Department: NCCP COVID-19 Surgical testing group Update date: 04/06/2020 Code: SO_COVID19_3 Revision date: 2 2 Purpose The purpose of this guidance document is to provide guidance for testing COVID-19 in asymptomatic patients undergoing elective cancer surgery in response to the current novel coronavirus

2020 Health Service Executive (Ireland) - Clinical Guidelines

10. NCCP advice for Medical Professionals on the management of patients undergoing Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (chemotherapy) in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

NCCP advice for Medical Professionals on the management of patients undergoing Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (chemotherapy) in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak 1 NCCP advice for Medical Professionals on the management of patients undergoing SACT Changes and additions from the last version are highlighted in yellow Version: 12.0 Department: NCCP Update date: 15/06/2020 CD19-013-003 Revision date: NCCP Systemic Therapy Programme NCCP advice for Medical Professionals (...) on the management of patients undergoing Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (chemotherapy) in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic 1 Overview Current events surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic are challenging and all public health bodies are placing the safety of patients, staff and communities first in all decisions. This is an evolving situation. This advice is based on current information, it is additional to the advice of the NPHET, the HSE and the DoH, and will be updated as necessary

2020 Health Service Executive (Ireland) - Clinical Guidelines

11. NCCP advice on the management of patients undergoing radiation oncology treatment, in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

at per review MDT/Planning meeting if needed. f. Up-to-date infection prevention and control guidance will be followed at all times, with the support of local IPC teams. Please refer to ‘NCCP guidance on the use of PPE by medical professionals when managing patients requiring radiotherapy in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’ for more detail. 5 Patient and COVID-19 exposure In terms of COVID-19 exposure patients may: a. Have confirmed COVID-19 disease Where possible, defer (...) on correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE); standard, contact and droplet precautions; waste and environmental cleaning/disinfection; including specific advice in relation to treatment rooms and equipment. Please refer to ‘NCCP guidance on the use of PPE by medical professionals when managing patients requiring radiotherapy in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’ for more detail. 7 Guideline Development Group Dr Aileen Flavin - Consultant Radiation Oncologist Dr

2020 Health Service Executive (Ireland) - Clinical Guidelines

12. NCCP guidance for Medical Professionals on the management of patients with Prostate Cancer in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

NCCP guidance for Medical Professionals on the management of patients with Prostate Cancer in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Version: 4 Department: Prostate Guideline Development Group/Leads Group Update date: 11/06/2020 Revision date: Page 1 of 4 NCCP guidance for Medical Professionals on the management of patients with Prostate Cancer in response to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic This document relates to patients who do not have COVID-19 (...) or are not suspected of having COVID-19. Current events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are challenging and all public health bodies are placing the safety of patients, staff and communities first in all decisions. This is an evolving situation. This advice is based on current information, it is additional to the advice of the NPHET, the HSE and the DoH, and will be updated as necessary. The NCCP acknowledges that each hospital is working under individual constraints, including staff and infrastructure

2020 Health Service Executive (Ireland) - Clinical Guidelines

13. A rapid advice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infected pneumonia (standard version)

A rapid advice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infected pneumonia (standard version) POSITION ARTICLE AND GUIDELINE Open Access A rapid advice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infected pneumonia (standard version) Ying-Hui Jin 1 , Lin Cai 2 , Zhen-Shun Cheng 3 , Hong Cheng 4 , Tong Deng 1,5 , Yi-Pin Fan 6,7 , Cheng Fang 1 , Di Huang 1 , Lu-Qi Huang 6,7 , Qiao Huang 1 , Yong Han 2 ,BoHu 8 , Fen Hu 8 (...) 1,18* , Yong-Yan Wang 6,7* , Xing-Huan Wang 1,2* , for the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University Novel Coronavirus Management and Research Team, Evidence-Based Medicine Chapter of China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care (CPAM) Abstract In December 2019, a new type viral pneumonia cases occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province; and then named “2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)” by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 12 January 2020. For it is a never been

2020 Covid-19 Ad hoc guidelines

14. Home care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts

Home care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts 1 Home care for patients with COVID-19 presenting with mild symptoms and management of their contacts Interim guidance 17 March 2020 Background WHO has developed this interim guidance to meet the need for recommendations on safe home care for patients with suspected COVID-19 who present with mild symptoms a and on public health measures related to the management (...) environment (e.g. do not share toothbrushes, cigarettes, eating utensils, dishes, drinks, towels, washcloths, or bed linen). d Medical masks are surgical or procedure masks that are flat or pleated (some are shaped like a cup); they are held in place by strings that tie around the back of the head. e The local sanitary authority should adopt measures to ensure that the waste is disposed of at a sanitary landfill and not at an unmonitored open dump. Home care for patients with COVID-19 presenting with mild

2020 WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

15. Efficacy of cloth face mask in prevention of novel coronavirus infection transmission: A systematic review and meta-analysis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Efficacy of cloth face mask in prevention of novel coronavirus infection transmission: A systematic review and meta-analysis Efficacy of cloth face mask in prevention of novel coronavirus infection transmission: A systematic review and meta-analysis - PubMed This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly (...) ="noopener nofollow noopener" title="External link: "> . Jeno M. CDC Updates Guidelines on PPE for Health care Personnel; COVID-19 Declared a Pandemic; 11 March, 2020. [Last accessed on 2020 Apr 25]. Available from: " rel="noopener nofollow noopener" title="External link: "> . Which Countries have Made Wearing Face Masks Compulsory? Alijazeera; 24 April, 2020. [Last accessed on 2020 Apr 24]. Available from: " rel="noopener nofollow noopener" title="External link: "> . Office of the Principal Advisor

2020 EvidenceUpdates

16. The epidemiological characteristics of 2019 novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) in Jingmen, Hubei, China. Full Text available with Trip Pro

The epidemiological characteristics of 2019 novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) in Jingmen, Hubei, China. There is currently a global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and its epidemic characteristics in the areas where the outbreak has been successfully controlled are rarely reported.Describe the epidemic characteristics of COVID-19 in Jingmen, Hubei, introduce the local prevention and control experience, and observe the impact of various prevention and control measures (...) in intensive care units; out of these patients, 66.7% (22) were men and 19 (57.5%) had chronic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, and renal insufficiency. Under the control measures, the number of new patients gradually decreased and nearly disappeared after 18 days. Wearing masks in all kinds of situations prevents most infections and is one of the most effective prevention and control measures.In conclusion, all people are susceptible to COVID-19, and older males and those

2020 Medicine

17. Healthcare worker perception of a global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and personal protective equipment: Survey of a pediatric tertiary-care hospital. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Healthcare worker perception of a global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and personal protective equipment: Survey of a pediatric tertiary-care hospital. In this study, we aimed to capture perspectives of healthcare workers (HCWs) on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and infection prevention and control (IPAC) measures implemented during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.A cross-sectional survey of HCWs.HCWs from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.A self (...) -administered survey was distributed to HCWs. We analyzed factors influencing HCW knowledge and self-reported use of personal protective equipment (PPE), concerns about contracting COVID-19 and acceptance of the recommended IPAC precautions for COVID-19.In total, 175 HCWs completed the survey between March 6 and March 10: 35 staff physicians (20%), 24 residents or fellows (14%), 72 nurses (41%), 14 respiratory therapists (8%), 14 administration staff (8%), and 14 other employees (8%). Most

2020 Infection control and hospital epidemiology

18. Should PPE for COVID-19 include shoe covers?

Should PPE for COVID-19 include shoe covers? What is the evidence that COVID-19 personal protective equipment should include shoe covers? - CEBM CEBM The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine develops, promotes and disseminates better evidence for healthcare. Navigate this website What is the evidence that COVID-19 personal protective equipment should include shoe covers? April 7, 2020 Lead author: Kamlesh Khunti, University of Leicester Series editor: Trish Greenhalgh Contributing authors: Trish (...) University of Oxford Correspondence to VERDICT Current guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) in the context of COVID-19 does not specifically mention shoe covers. This review found no relevant trials. In a single observational study, a single positive swab for SARS-CoV-2 was obtained from the shoe of a healthcare worker. General occupational health guidance recommends shoe covers when there is a risk of splashing from infected body fluids. Further research is needed on whether shoe covers

2020 Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service

19. COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) COVID-19 guidance for clinicians | Royal College of Psychiatrists This site uses cookies: Search Search Become a psychiatrist Choose Psychiatry Medical students Foundation doctors Help us promote psychiatry Training Curricula and guidance Your training Exams Neuroscience in training International Medical Graduates Members Supporting you Submitting your CPD Membership Your Faculties Devolved Nations English (...) Protective Equipment (PPE) COVID-19 guidance for clinicians COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Page last updated: 3 April 2020 The government have released , for health and social care workers involved in receiving, assessing and caring for patients who are a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19. It is based on the best evidence available from previous pandemic and inter-pandemic periods and focuses on the infection prevention and control aspects of this disease only, recognising

2020 Royal College of Psychiatrists

20. COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

, or email: . Where we have identified any third party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned. This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe 1. Scope and purpose This revised guidance concerns use of personal protective equipment ( This guidance is issued jointly by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Public (...) COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) - GOV.UK Tell us whether you accept cookies We use about how you use GOV.UK. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. Accept all cookies You’ve accepted all cookies. You can at any time. Hide Search Stay at home Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from

2020 Public Health England

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