Global COVID-19 Clinical Platform: Case Report Form for Suspected Cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) in Children and Adolescents Temporally Related to COVID-19
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/18/2020. This eight-page form is to be completed for all children aged 0 –19 suspected to have multisystem inflammatory disorder temporally related to COVID-19 (even if all criteria in the case definition are not met – to capture full spectrum of the condition). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Filling in the Blanks: National Research Needs to Guide Decisions about Reopening Schools in the United States
Source: Center for Health Security [Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health]. Published: 5/15/2020. This 50-page report summarizes key findings of a selection of published pediatric literature related to COVID-19 mitigation strategies for schools, and provides recommendations for areas where additional study and expedited research are needed. Recognizing that many countries are opening schools now, it summarizes the approaches and plans of several countries in their efforts to resume in-classroom education, as it will be important to observe whether and how these measures ultimately affect disease tran...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adolescents Temporally Related to COVID-19
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/15/2020. This scientific brief provides a preliminary case definition for multisystem inflammatory disorder in children and adolescents temporally related to COVID-19. The preliminary case definition reflects the clinical and laboratory features observed in children reported to date, and serves to identify suspected or confirmed cases both for the purpose of providing treatment and for provisional reporting and surveillance. The case definition will be revised as more data become available. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series: Rapid Ambulatory COVID Testing: From A to PPE
Source: National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC). Published: 5/15/2020. This 54-minute webinar reviews the strategies and guidance available to help communities stand up rapid COVID-19 testing in a safe and effective way. Speakers discuss a rapid testing center, drive-up testing site, and drive-through testing site. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces in the Context of COVID-19
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/15/2020. The purpose of this eight-page document is to provide guidance on the cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19. Environmental surfaces are more likely to be contaminated with the COVID-19 virus in healthcare settings where certain medical procedures are performed. This advice also applies to alternative settings for isolation of persons with COVID-19 experiencing uncomplicated and mild illness, including households and non-traditional facilities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adolescents with COVID-19
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/15/2020. This three-page document describes reports from Europe and North America about clusters of children and adolescents requiring admission to intensive care units with a multisystem inflammatory condition with some features similar to those of Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome, and which may be related to COVID-19. It provides a preliminary case definition and case report form for multisystem inflammatory disorder in children and adolescents. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome and SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children: Rapid Risk Assessment
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 5/15/2020. This 18-page report provides details about how several countries affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic recently reported cases of children who were hospitalized in intensive care due to a rare pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS). The presenting signs and symptoms are a mix of the ones for Kawasaki disease (KD) and toxic shock syndrome (TSS) and are characterized, among others, by fever, abdominal pain, and cardiac involvement. Risk communication is needed to raise awareness in the medic...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: G Medical VSMS ECG Patch
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/14/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the G Medical VSMS ECG Patch. The VSMS Patch is authorized for emergency use in the hospital setting for remote monitoring of the QT interval of an electrocardiogram (ECG) in general care (i.e., not in the intensive care unit) patients who are 18 years of age or older and are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 using drugs that can prolong the QT intervals and may cause life-threatening arrhythmias ( e.g., hydroxychlor...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: NeoPlex ™ COVID-19 Detection Kit – GeneMatrix, Inc.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/14/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the NeoPlex ™ COVID-19 Detection Kit, which received an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on May 14, 2020. The NeoPlex™ COVID-19 Detection Kit is authorized for use on respiratory specimens collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Aptima ® SARS-CoV-2 assay – Hologic, Inc.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/14/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the Aptima ® SARS-CoV-2 assay, which received an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on May 14, 2020. The Aptima® SARS-CoV-2 assay is authorized for use on respiratory specimens collected from individuals meeting COVID-19 clinical and/or epidemiological criteria. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hearing on Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response
Source: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. Published: 5/14/2020. This six-hour, 21-minute Congressional hearing examines the federal response to the approaching COVID-19 pandemic, and federal efforts to develop and supply COVID-19 medical countermeasures. One witness discusses his whistleblower complaint about the federal response and the reasons for it, and another speaks to America's dependence on foreign countries for critical medical supplies. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Health Alert Network
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response (CDC CPR). Published: 5/14/2020. This web page provides background information on several cases of a recently reported multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and a case definition for this syndrome. CDC recommends healthcare providers report any patient who meets the case definition to local, state, and territorial health departments to enhance knowledge of risk factors, pathogenesis, clinical course, and treatment of this syndrome. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obsession with COVID-19-Scale
Source: Christopher Newport University (CNU). Published: 5/14/2020. Basic information The Obsession with COVID-19 Scale (OCS) is a self-report mental health screener of persistent and disturbed thinking about COVID-19. Because the COVID-19 crisis affects nearly every aspect of a person ’s life, the OCS was developed to help clinicians and researchers efficiently identify cases of individuals functionally impaired by their COVID-19 related thinking patterns. Psychometric properties The OCS was developed on two large samples of adults (n = 775; n = 398) residing across the United States. The OCS is a reliable instr...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Anxiety Scale
Source: Christopher Newport University (CNU). Published: 5/14/2020. Basic information The coronavirus anxiety scale (CAS) is a self-report mental health screener of dysfunctional anxiety associated with the coronavirus crisis. Because a significant number of people experience clinically significant fear and anxiety during an infectious disease outbreak, the CAS was developed to help clinicians and researchers efficiently identify cases of individuals functionally impaired by coronavirus-related anxiety. Psychometric properties Independent studies of adults residing across the United State have demonstrated that the CAS...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychological Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Crisis
Source: Stanford University. Published: 5/14/2020. Unique questions and the standardized Perceived Stress Scale are used to assess psychological stress due to remote work during the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose is to measure the level of stress during this time and characterize it according to location, gender, income, and other factors. It includes confidential survey questions about homeschooling, dependent care, full-time remote work, and social distancing. Population: Adults only Length: 37 questions Time to Complete: 8-10 minutes Administered by: Self Administered Language(s): English, Spanish French, Italian, J...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Laboratory Biosafety Guidance Related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/13/2020. The purpose of this 11-page document, updated on May 13, 2020, is to provide interim guidance on laboratory biosafety related to the testing of clinical specimens of patients that meet the case definition of COVID-19. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Member Briefing on Testing, Tracing, and Targeted Containment
Source: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Reform. Published: 5/13/2020. This one-hour, 15-minute recording is from the first briefing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and features a bipartisan group of key experts on the requirements for safely reopening the nation during the coronavirus pandemic. Panelists have put forward plans to guide federal and state efforts to safely reopen the country, including the AEI Plan, the Hopkins Plan, the Harvard Plan, and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Plan. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Trials in Public Health Emergencies: The Ebola and COVID Experiences
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [National Institutes of Health] (NIAID). Published: 5/13/2020. This 58-minute presentation discusses issues related to designing and conducting treatment trials in outbreaks of Ebola and COVID-19 based on the speaker's experience with three studies: Prevail II (the West African Ebola virus disease study of ZMapp); PALM (the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola virus disease study of ZMapp, mAb114, REGN-EB3 and remdesivir); and ACTT-1 (the multinational, platform COVID-19 study of remdesivir vs. placebo). She discusses how a pandemic adds an overloaded medical...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Emergency Use of Infusion Pumps and Infusion Pump Accessories During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/13/2020. This two-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of infusion pumps and infusion pump accessories. Certain infusion pumps and infusion pump accessories are authorized for emergency use by healthcare providers to treat conditions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the controlled infusion of medications, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), and/or other fluids. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Linea ™ COVID-19 Assay Kit – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/13/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the Linea ™ COVID-19 Assay Kit, which received an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on May 13, 2020. The Linea™ COVID-19 Assay Kit is authorized for use on respiratory specimens collected from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interim Guidance on Continuity of Immunization Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Source: Government of Canada. Published: 5/13/2020. This web page provides guidance for the continuity of immunization programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, when disruption of immunization services, even for short periods, will result in an accumulation of susceptible individuals, and a higher likelihood of vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) outbreaks. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO Academy App
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/13/2020. This mobile app provides health workers everywhere with an efficient way to access the World Health Organization (WHO)'s COVID-19 knowledge resources all in one place, including up-to-the-minute guidance, tools, training, self-paced learning, and virtual workshops to support health workers in caring for patients infected by COVID-19 – as well on how they can protect themselves as they do their critical work. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estimated Natural Decay of SARS-CoV-2 (Virus that Causes COVID-19) on Surfaces Under a Range of Temperatures and Relative Humidity
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published: 5/13/2020. This predictive modeling tool estimates natural decay of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) under a range of temperatures and relative humidity. Leveraging the results of research being conducted at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC), the tool is designed to assist response efforts and estimate the environmental persistence of the virus under certain combinations of temperatures and humidity. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science and Tech Spotlight: Social Distancing During Pandemics
Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Published: 5/13/2020. This two-page document provides information about social distancing, the still-developing science behind it, and how it saves lives by slowing disease transmission and reducing the load on the health care system in a pandemic such as COVID-19. The document discusses social distancing opportunities, challenges, and policy context and questions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Questions and Answers on the COVID-19
Source: World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Published: 5/13/2020. This web page provides answers to questions about COVID-19 and animals, including if animals are responsible for COVID-19 in people, if animals can be infected with COVID-19, measures regarding service or companion animals, and precautions to take with live animals or animal products. The page includes three short videos. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Operating Isolation and Quarantine Facilities and Providing Medical, Behavioral Health, and Substance Use Treatment: Lessons from King County
Source: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). Published: 5/12/2020. In this one-hour, 26-minute webinar, presenters from King County discuss providing medical, behavioral health, and substance use treatment in isolation and quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak, and the response for people living homeless. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mini Modules to Relieve Stress for Healthcare Workers Responding to COVID-19: Leading Towards Organizational Wellness in an Emergency
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 5/12/2020. This 12-minute video can help healthcare leadership communicate in ways that mitigate stress in their staff working during the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses organizational wellness, drivers of lasting motivation, and a stress audit checklist. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Equity in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Assessment of the Direct and Indirect Impacts on Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Populations in Low- and Lower Middle-Income Countries: Report 22
Source: Imperial College London. Published: 5/12/2020. This 21-page report draws on data from nationally representative population surveys to explore a subset of health inequities, how they relate to wealth, and the way in which they may drive variation in COVID-19 risk. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Framework for Healthcare Systems Providing Non-COVID-19 Clinical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 5/12/2020. This web page provides healthcare systems with a framework to deliver non-COVID-19 health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides background information about COVID-19 and healthcare systems, and key considerations. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the U.S.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 5/12/2020. This five-page report details how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has revealed deep-seated inequities in health care for communities of color and amplifies social and economic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. Recent news reports indicate that the pandemic disproportionately impacts communities of color, compounding longstanding racial disparities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School
Source: U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Published: 5/12/2020. This three-hour, 45-minute Congressional hearing focuses on updates from officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and Food and Drug Administration, who discuss what federal, state, and local governments are doing to help Americans go back to work and back to school as rapidly and safely as possible. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors to Consider When Planning to Purchase Respirators from Another Country: Including KN95 Respirators from China
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 5/11/2020. When there is a shortage of NIOSH-approved filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs), as we are experiencing during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, other reliable options must be found. This web page provides guidance about what to consider when purchasing respirators that meet the regulatory requirements of the countries listed in the FDA ’s Emergency Use Authorization. It details key factors that should assist potential purchasers of international respirators in making informed procurem...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) FAQs for Wildland Firefighters
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 5/11/2020. This web page provides answers to frequently asked questions about wildland firefighters and COVID-19. Topics include how to prevent infection and spread, prioritization of testing, and precautions wildland firefighters should take. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Ascom teleCARE IP Nurse Call System
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/11/2020. This two-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the Ascom teleCARE IP Nurse Call System. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the remote communication and monitoring capabilities of the teleCARE IP Nurse Call System may reduce the amount of contact by healthcare providers with patients who are in isolation rooms, thereby reducing healthcare provider risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Emergency Use of the ELEFT During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/11/2020. This two-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the Eko ECG Low Ejection Fraction Tool (ELEFT). This software device for diagnosing low Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) is for use by healthcare professionals (HCP) to provide an assessment of LVEF for use as a diagnostic aid to screen for potential cardiac complication associated with COVID-19 or underlying cardiac conditions that may affect clinical management of COVID-19, in adult patients having or suspec...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Abbott Alinity m SARS-CoV-2 Assay – Abbott Molecular, Inc.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/11/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the Abbott Alinity m SARS-CoV-2 assay, which received an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on May 11, 2020. The Abbott Alinity m SARS-CoV-2 assay is authorized for use on respiratory specimens collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: 1copy ™COVID-19 qPCR Multi Kit–1drop Inc.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/11/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the 1copy ™ COVID-19 qPCR Multi Kit, which received an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on May 11, 2020. The 1copy™ COVID-19 qPCR Multi Kit is authorized for use on respiratory specimens collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interim Guidance on Unsheltered Homelessness and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for Homeless Service Providers and Local Officials
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 5/10/2020. This guidance, updated on May 10, 2020, is intended to provide key actions that local and state health departments, homelessness service systems, housing authorities, emergency planners, healthcare facilities, and homeless outreach services can take to protect people experiencing homelessness from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Considerations for School-Related Public Health Measures in the Context of COVID-19
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/10/2020. This six-page document provides considerations for decision-makers and educators on how or when to reopen or close schools in the context of COVID-19. These decisions have important implications for children, parents or caregivers, teachers, and other staff, communities, and society at large. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contact Tracing in the Context of COVID-19
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/10/2020. This seven-page document provides guidance on how to establish contact tracing capacity for the control of COVID-19. When systematically applied, contact tracing will break the chains of transmission of an infectious disease and is thus an essential public health tool for controlling infectious disease outbreaks. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Strategies for COVID-19 Human Infection
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/10/2020. This five-page document provides an overview of surveillance strategies that Member States should consider as part of comprehensive national surveillance for COVID-19. It emphasizes the need to adapt and reinforce existing national systems where appropriate and to scale up surveillance capacities as needed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Playbook
Source: Resolve to Save Lives. Published: 5/9/2020. This playbook aims to provide clear and actionable technical guidance and tools for U.S. health departments to rapidly set up and implement contact tracing to support COVID-19 containment. It provides actionable technical guidance, including implementation checklists and tools, for each of the nine domains of a successful contact tracing program. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASHE Pandemic Recovery Planning Webinar Series: Landing Page
Source: American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). Published: 5/8/2020. This web page provides information and links for a webinar series to assist healthcare facility managers in planning for and carrying out recovery measures to restore operational capabilities to appropriate post-COVID-19 pandemic levels. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series: Long-Term Care: Strategies to Care for Vulnerable Populations
Source: National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC). Published: 5/8/2020. This one-hour webinar identifies strategies and innovative practices for the identification and management of COVID-19 patients and for safe continuity of care for all vulnerable populations. Topics include A Review of Basics and Case Review, and COVID-19 Experiences and Guidance in Nebraska Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Case Investigator Training: Guidance, Resources, and Sample Training Plan
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 5/8/2020. This 27-page document contains a sample case investigator training plan, including training topics that may be helpful for state and local public health jurisdictions to consider when designing their own training plan for COVID-19 case investigators. Each heading represents the learning objective for that section. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Homeless System Response: Changes to Coordinated Entry Prioritization to Support and Respond to COVID-19
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Published: 5/8/2020. As Continuums of Care (CoCs) across the country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are asking about the role of Coordinated Entry (CE) in their response efforts. This three-page document answers several of those questions, and details how HUD strongly encourages CoCs to contact local public health departments, Healthcare for the Homeless agencies, and other local health partners to ensure the unique needs and opportunities related to the homeless service system are incorporated. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Healthcare System Operations Strategies and Experiences
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 5/8/2020. This one-hour, 32-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) features speakers from some of the hardest hit hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York, Louisiana, and Arizona, who share their hospital operations experiences and logistics strategies (with space, staff, and stuff) with the current COVID-19 response. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Advice for Hot Weather During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 5/8/2020. This one-page fact sheet details how the adverse health effects of hot weather are largely preventable through good public health practice, while also following the advice to protect yourself from coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance for Law Enforcement and First Responders Administering Naloxone
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 5/8/2020. This two-page document acknowledges the concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic of first responders and law enforcement officers who have been more reluctant to administer naloxone due to fear of potentially contracting the coronavirus. It makes recommendations to promote first responder safety. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Emergency Use of the Patient Isolation Transport Unit (PITU)
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/8/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the Patient Isolation Transport Unit (PITU). The PITU is intended for use by healthcare providers (HCP) for temporary isolation and transport of patients with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 requiring airborne or droplet isolation precautions in healthcare settings to prevent HCP exposure to pathogenic biological airborne particulates by providing an extra layer of barrier protection in addition to person...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news