Our top priority is to protect the health and well-being of our communities and to arm our customers with the latest information available as the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves. To support health professionals working around the clock to meet those most in need, we are making the following updates and resources available - at no charge - for clinicians, nurses and medical researchers, in response to new developments, evidence and guidance.
We will continue to keep these updated as the situation evolves and caregivers grapple with the impact of the pandemic. Our teams are working without interruption to provide content and resources that are updated and most requested by healthcare professionals to help arm global teams with the latest, evidence-based information available.
Our new, interactive COVID-19 search intensity map helps clinicians and public health agencies with novel ways to track the virus and may support clinicians in gaining predictive insights on reported cases based on clinical search activity from 1.9 million clinicians at the point of care.
These are changes to billing and coding sets, effective dates, links to standards bodies, and summaries of how these codes will benefit clinicians who are tasked with documenting the COVID-19 condition at the point-of-care.
We know it can be a scary time for families as normal routines are disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a great time to talk to children about what is happening, and empower them to be helpers to keep each other healthy. Mackenzie Weise, MPH, CIC, Infection Prevention Clinical Program Manager for Wolters Kluwer, explains the role kids can play.
COVID-19 Resources for Care Teams and Patients from UpToDate and Emmi
For clinicians at the front lines of the outbreak who are seeking the most current, evidence-based clinical decision support, the following topics on UpToDate are available free to all:
Ovid, Ovid Discovery resources, including Gideon (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network
List of articles published in Ovid MEDLINE or Journals@Ovid from the start of the outbreak of COVID-19
Ovid Expert Searches
Streaming on AudioDigest: What is Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and What Doctors Need to Know
AudioDigest presents a free lecture from Michael Cohen, MD, MS, Infectious Disease Specialist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In this informative and urgent discussion, Dr. Cohen delivers a clinical update on the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) including its history, epidemiology, clinical presentation, lab diagnosis, infection control measures, disease burden compared to influenza, travel recommendations, and next steps regarding future outbreaks.
Healthcare workers caring for patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) face an increased risk for exposure to the virus. They can minimize the risk by following infection control and prevention recommendations. But what happens, when despite their best efforts they become exposed to a patient with confirmed or suspected COVID-19? Or, even worse, they become infected with the virus?
Under these controlled conditions, the researchers were able to demonstrate that artificially aerosolized virus remained viable and infectious for three hours, and that therefore it’s “plausible” that, if something causes the virus to aerosolize outside of the lab, this could be another mode of transmission for COVID-19.
For nurses, the biggest news this week wasn’t the declaration of the COVID-19 epidemic as an official pandemic. It was the CDC’s release on March 10 of new interim infection prevention and control recommendations for COVID-19.
Because SARS-CoV-2 is a newly identified virus, humans do not have a pre-existing immunity and therefore everyone is susceptible. There are specific segments of our population that are most vulnerable to severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) secondary to COVID-19.
COVID-19: Podcast with Dr. Lloyd Novick and Dr. John Marr from The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice
Dr. Lloyd Novick, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and Dr. John Marr, American physician, epidemiologist, and infectious disease outbreak expert, weigh in with where things might be headed next with coronavirus in the United States.
COVID-19 Updates from Journals Published by Wolters Kluwer
Mackenzie Weise, MPH, CIC, Infection Prevention Clinical Program Manager for Wolters Kluwer, discusses the COVID-19 outbreak, CDC recommendations and what we can do to protect ourselves and similar historical situations.