Clinical Resources > Emergency Medicine Resources

Disclaimer: This website and its content is intended as a resource for clinicians caring for critically-ill COVID-19 patients, based on available evidence and recommendations of governing bodies. The recommendations do not replace clinical judgment or the need for individualized patient care plans. While we attempt to keep this website up-to-date, the literature on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, and we suggest that practitioners search for the most up-to-date literature on any specific topic. These guidelines will also rapidly evolve as they are implemented into clinical practice and we receive feedback from practitioners. Additionally, local factors should be taken into account if utilized.

PPE Guidance and Clinician Safety

Recommendations for PPE Utilization
Consensus Statement from the Inter-Corporate COVID-19 Collaboration Group

PPE Recommendations for the ER
Includes PPE for aerosol and non-aerosol generating procedures for Healthcare Personnel, patient protection, and room type

Steps for Safely Putting on and Removing PPE

Strategies for PPE Conservation from the CDC
Extensive guidelines for conserving PPE during expected or known shortages of supply; includes administrative, engineering, and PPE controls

Guidance for Clinicians with Underlying Medical Conditions
Consensus Statement from the Inter-Corporate COVID-19 Collaboration Group

Steps to Keep You and Your Family Safe at Home

Quarantine Resources

Guidance for Healthcare Provider Quarantine and Return to Work
Consensus Statement from the Inter-Corporate COVID-19 Collaboration Group

Intake Form for Clinicians Under Quarantine
Only use for quarantine; do not use for exposures alone

What Do I Do if I’m Quarantined at Home?
10 ways to protect yourself and others

Occupational Health Screening Sign-Up Form
Complete this form if you’re unsure if you should return to work

Procedure Recommendations

Emergency Intubation Checklist
Hot and cold zone staff and equipment, medications, readiness timeout, post-procedure

Preparing for Emergency Intubation
Details regarding hot and cold zones, staffing, supplies, medications, and procedure

Patient Care Resources

Critical Care Training for Non-Critical Care Providers
One-page guidelines on how to respond to 22 different scenarios, such as hypotension, hypoxemia, peak inspiratory pressure, blood gas results, intubation, altered mental status, hyperkalemia, and more

Guidance to Minimize Risk During COVID-19 Code Blue
Staffing and assigned tasks inside and outside patient room during code

Information Sheet on Ventilator Use for Patients and Families
Provide to patients and families to help them understand and make informed decisions regarding mechanical ventilation

Cardiac Arrest Management: Summary
Key points for maintaining clinician safety while providing CPR and intubating

Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support
Detailed strategies and rationales for providing timely and high-quality resuscitation while also protecting rescuers

Pharmacologic Treatments for COVID-19: Literature Review
Review of efficacy of multiple drugs, including repurposed and investigational drugs and adjunctive therapies

Internal Toolkit Resources

Preparedness Checklist Level 1
High-level objectives for staff protection, hospital operations, surge plan, education, and communication

Preparedness Checklist Level 2
Healthcare provider safety, treatment and medication options, critical care peak capacity, and healthcare provider well-being

Preparedness Checklist Level 3
High-level objectives for staff protection, hospital operations, surge plan, education, and communication

Procedures for Tent Testing
Staffing, workflows, and discharge instructions plus patient education materials

Redeployment Workflow Chart

Redeployment Playbook

Timesheet