COVID-19 Tools & Resources for Clinicians

COVID-19 resources for front-line clinicians and medical researchers are available below in response to the global pandemic.

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Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network


GIDEON, Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network, a unique resource dedicated to the detection, prevention, and education of infectious diseases, is ideal for anyone working in this critical, fast-paced field, including: clinicians, educators, policymakers, drug makers, and researchers.

This multimedia resource features up-to-date information and visual tools for diagnosing diseases and following the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment.



5MinuteConsult is a fully integrated digital resource to help guide primary care professionals and clinical students in daily decision support.

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)


A novel (new) coronavirus (named "2019-nCoV") that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China
A virus related to bat coronaviruses and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus
Believed to evolve in animals; coronaviruses, some causing illness in people and others that infect animals, including camels, cats, and bats
Initial spreading thought to be from animal to man via exposure to a large seafood and animal market, but recent epidemiologic surveillance suggests that the virus may have originated elsewhere and was brought into that marketplace.
Most new cases have not had animal market exposure, suggesting person-to-person spread is occurring.

Exposure to people with a travel history to Wuhan, China
Spread via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes

Similar as for the influenza virus; hand washing, avoid others if ill.
Obtaining the influenza vaccine; while not protective against the 2019-nCoV, will help the much greater risk of severe illness or death from influenza.

Ovid Discovery

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Find the latest COVID-19 research published in a broad range of sources.

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Weekly COVID-19 Briefing


A weekly roundup of COVID-19 research and practice recommendations for frontline healthcare professionals. Includes journal articles, podcasts, and videos. Sign up to receive this weekly briefing and regular updates from Wolters Kluwer.

American Heart Association and the
Global COVID-19 Pandemic


Access Coronavirus Resources from the AHA Journals

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Special article series
from the journal Anesthesiology


A special article series from the journal Anesthesiology offers COVID19 recommendations and perspectives for frontline anesthesia and critical care practice. Many of the papers, direct from Chinese authors who were at the epicenter in Wuhan, China, provide valuable lessons learned for global healthcare teams.

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JPHMP Direct


The companion site to Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

COVID-19: Podcast with Dr. Lloyd Novick and Dr. John Marr

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.

Special article series
from Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology

As the world confronts coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an illness caused by yet another emerging pathogen (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 [SARS-CoV-2]), obstetric care providers are asking what this means for pregnant women.

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Special literature search packs from MIDIRS


MIDIRS is providing literature search packs on COVID-19 (coronavirus) free for midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives to find out the latest research and guidance on COVID-19 in maternity care.

These literature search packs will be updated as and when new research becomes available:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Infant
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Midwife
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pregnancy

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Special article series
from Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

How COVID-19 Outbreak Is Impacting Colorectal Cancer Patients in Italy.

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Chinese Medical Association Publishing House

Chinese Medical Association

COVID-19 Academic Research Communication Platform from the Chinese Medical Association Publishing House.

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COVID-19 clinical update from Audio Digest

What is coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and what doctors need to know

In this informative and urgent discussion, Michael Cohen, MD, MS, Infectious Disease Specialist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, delivers a clinical update on the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In his approximately 18-minute interview, Dr. Cohen addresses COVID-19 history, epidemiology, clinical presentation, lab diagnosis, infection control measures, disease burden compared to influenza, travel recommendations, and next steps regarding future outbreaks.

JBI COVID-19 Special Collection

JBI COVID-19 Special Collection

Evidence-based infection prevention and control

Evidence-based resources for health professionals and health organisations

This free access Special Collection provides health professionals and health organisations with the best available evidence on infection prevention and infection control measures.

The JBI COVID-19 Special Collection includes JBI Evidence Summaries that provide a succinct summary of the best available evidence related to a clinical topic including best practice recommendations to help clinicians mobilise evidence into practice, and JBI Recommended Practices that provide standardised, detailed descriptions of best practice care procedures. These resources align with the WHO guidance on infection prevention and control principals for practicing health professionals and organisations.

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Lippincott NursingCenter

Lippincott NursingCenter has curated information for nurses dealing with COVID-19.

The WHO released interim clinical management guidelines for severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection is suspected. The published guidelines are in draft format, based on strategies for treating MERS-CoV, and are being updated as new information is discovered. The following summarizes the major preliminary recommendations for health care providers.

AJN Off The Charts

Blog of the American Journal of Nursing

COVID-19 for Nurses: Skip the Rumors and Stick to the Basics

In the U.S. at this time, the major risk presented by the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is not from the disease itself but from misinformation. Rumors, misinterpretations, and conspiracy theories are being transmitted at a rate far greater than that of the coronavirus itself. While the situation is evolving rapidly and things can change quickly, our understanding of the illness has also grown in a remarkably short period of time.

So, is this a pandemic?

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