Coronavirus Pandemic Guidance

We’ve curated a list of international resources that address the systemic challenges facing healthcare workers.

The CDC's Healthcare Professional Resource Page

This page from the Centers for Disease Control include up-to-date recommendations for evaluating patients, clinical care guidance, and PPE burn-rate calculator, along with other relevant resources.

The National PPE Coalition

National PPE Coalition’s goal is to aid that process by enabling connections. We’re working to bring crucial partners – state governments, corporations, manufacturers, non profits, and individuals – together in order to build an efficient, unified supply chain.

University of Pittsburgh: Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During a Public Health Emergency

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for the triage of critically ill patients in the event that a public health emergency creates demand for critical care resources (e.g., ventilators, critical care beds) that outstrips the supply.

NEJM: Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19

From The New England Journal of Medicine, from authors Ezekiael J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D, et al, published their paper Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19. In the paper, they delineate 6 recommendations to use to develop guidelines if resources do become scarce.

The Medical Council of New Zealand

The Medical Council of New Zealand has released a document on the safe practice in an environment of resource limitation, including guidance on how to balance priorities.

New York State Task Force Guidance on Ventilator Allocation

The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law created the 2015 Ventilator Allocation Guidelines, which provide an ethical, clinical, and legal framework to assist health care providers and the general public in the event of a severe influenza pandemic. Access the PDF below.

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