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Published April 4, 2020

Guide to COVID-19 Information and Resources

As healthcare professionals and communities respond to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, it is crucial to have access to reliable and timely information. We have compiled a list of trusted COVID-19 resources that provide clinical guidance, helpful tools and news updates, as well as information geared to patients and communities.

Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – COVID-19 treatment guidance and patient education resources

American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP) – Preparation resources for family physicians

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine – Resources for hospice and palliative care professionals

American College of Emergency Physicians – Guidance and resources for emergency physicians

American College of Physicians – Internists’ guide and resources for COVID-19

American Medical Association (AMA) – COVID-19 resource center for physicians

American Nurses Association (ANA) – Guidance for issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic

American Pharmacists Association (APhA) – Pharmacists’ guide to coronavirus

Center for Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) – COVID-19 toolkit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Information for healthcare professionals

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Interim clinical guidance for management of patients with COVID-19

Emergency Nurses Association – News and resources for COVID-19

Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) – Professional resources for the care of older adults

National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care – Resources from member organizations

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) – COVID-19 information for nurses

Vital Talk – COVID-19 Communication Playbook

Respecting Choices – COVID-19 Resources

Healthcare Settings and Provider Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association – Tips for dementia caregivers in long-term or community-based settings

American Health Care Association (AHCA) – Resources and guidance for assisted living and longer-term care facilities

American Hospital Association – Updates and resources on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Preparedness checklist for nursing homes and other long-term care settings

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Coronavirus (COVID-19) partner toolkit

The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative – COVID-19 links and resources

Health Resources and Services Administration – Emergency preparedness and recovery resources for health centers

Home Centered Care Institute – Information hub and online courses related to COVID-19

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – Resources for hospice and palliative care

Policy and Medicine – Links to state health department websites and state-specific resources

Clinical Resources

Cochrane Library – Evidence relevant to critical care

Infectious Diseases Society of America – Clinical policies and protocols

JAMA Network – COVID-19 collection

The Lancet – Coronavirus disease content from across The Lancet journals

The New England Journal of Medicine – Collection of articles and resources on the COVID-19 outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines and commentary

Mental Health & Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine – Resilience and well-being

American Psychiatric Nurses Association – Managing stress and self-care During COVID-19: Information for Nurses

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Emergency responders: Tips for taking care of yourself

Center for the Study of Traumatic Distress – Sustaining the well-being of healthcare personnel during coronavirus

Advance Care Planning

ACP Decisions – List of resources for advance care planning

ACP Decisions – Glossary of terms related to advance care planning

National POLST – Resources for healthcare professionals, facilities and patients

PREPARE for your care – Resources for making a medical plan during COVID-19

Communities

ACP Decisions – Educational video about COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Household checklist for planning for and responding to COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Stress and Coping

CDC and Apple – COVID-19 screening tool and resources to help people protect their health

Family Caregiver Alliance – Self-care for family caregivers

Harvard Medical School – Coronavirus resource center

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine – Coronavirus resource center

Kaiser Family Foundation – Glossary of terms related to the COVID-19 outbreak

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases – Frequently asked questions about COVID-19

Providence Health – Coronavirus hub for Providence Health communities

World Health Organization (WHO) – Coronavirus information for the public

At-Risk Populations

Administration for Community Living – Information for older adults and people with disabilities

Alzheimer’s Association – Tips for dementia caregivers

American Cancer Society – Common questions about the new coronavirus outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Guidance for those living with serious illness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Guidance for older adults

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – People with moderate to severe asthma

Long Term Care Community Coalition – Protecting vulnerable residents from coronavirus

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases – Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 for older adults and people with chronic health conditions

National Kidney Foundation – Kidney disease and COVID-19

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – COVID-19 resources and information

Foreign Language

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – COVID-19 information in Spanish

Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) – What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 in Simplified Chinese

Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) – What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 in Spanish

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – American Sign Language COVID-19 video series

News Updates

Kaiser Health News – Latest news on the Coronavirus outbreak

Health Affairs – COVID-19 content from Health Affairs journal articles and additional resources

Kaiser Family Foundation – Latest news updates

For more information about the need for advance care planning during these uncertain times, read our recent blog article: A Call to Action: Advance Care Planning Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

ACP Decisions creates evidence-based video decision aids that empower patients and health care providers to engage in shared decision making.  Our advance care planning videos are patient-centered and designed to help patients make informed medical decisions. You can learn more here.

 

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