Perioperative COVID-19 Defense: An Evidence-based approach for optimization of infection control and operating room management / Dexter, F. (et al). Anesthesia & Analgesia, prepublication / 26 March 2020.
Interactive Graphs & Maps
Rapid Expert Consultation on SARS-CoV-2 Survival in Relation to Temperature and Humidity and Potential for Seasonality for the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 7, 2020) / National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine. (US)
Does my PPE really work? A simulation-based approach / Patrick G. Hughes, Kate E. Hughes, Rami A. Ahmed. Medical Education. 24 April 2020.
A close shave? Performance of P2/N95 respirators in healthcare workers with facial hair: results of the BEARDS (Benchmarking Adequate Respiratory DefenceS) study. / Sandaradura, I., (et al). Journal of Hospital Infection (prepublication), 21 January 2020.
Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare (US) .
Universal use of face masks for success against COVID-19: evidence and implications for prevention policies / Susanna Esposito (et al). European Respiratory Journal, v. 55 (4) (May) 2020. (PrePrint).
Running out of PPE including masks is a major issue internationally in the health community. Discussion in the literature includes:
Rapid Expert Consultation on the Effectiveness of Fabric Masks for the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 8, 2020). / National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (USA). Recommended guidance for extended use and limited resuse of N95 filtering facepiece respirators in healthcare settings (28/3/2018).
Stanford Medicine. Addressing COVID-19 Face Mask Shortages (v.1.2). COVID-19 Evidence Service (25 March 2020).
COVID-19 and Medical Devices: Safe Respirator Usage When Supplies Are Short / ECRI (video) (25 March 2020).
Instructions to Make Masks
Infrared temperature screening to identify potentially infected staff or visitors presenting to healthcare facilities during infectious disease outbreaks (Clinical Evidence Assessment). / ECRI. (March 2020). (NB: downloads as a pdf).
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