COVID-19 Resources for Environmental Services Professionals

The Association for the Health Care Environment has shared a compilation of environmental infection control and cleaning and disinfection guidance tools, webinars, and training videos for health care environmental services professionals.

Northwell Workforce Safety Video

Northwell Health has released a video on Adult Proning and Supine Positioning Techniques. The guidance discusses safe patient handling equipment, techniques, and aids.

SARS COVID-19 Toolkit

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Disaster Medicine shared a resource guide for high-consequence infectious diseases. It includes a variety of resources and tools for the management of large numbers of patients requiring airborne, as well as contact, isolation.

Eight Responses to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

In this article, Tom Frieden, former CDC Director and former New York City Health Commissioner, discusses the top public health activities as agencies, government officials, and health care providers prepare for and respond to the pandemic. Past planning for an influenza pandemic by many national and international experts informs Dr. Frieden’s commentary, which provides timely guidance as we enter the acceleration stage of the coronavirus outbreak.

Society of Critical Care Medicine

With COVID-19 now spreading globally, the Society of Critical Care Medicine is rapidly developing and deploying many resources such as a COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist, guides for preparing ICUs for disaster response, and training videos to help intensive care unit providers prepare, treat patients, and stay safe as the outbreak grows.