All anyone is talking about these days is COVID-19. There are already some amazing FOAMed resources out there, such as
Josh Farkas’ Internet Book of Critical Care, or the epic post by Salim Resaie on REBELEM. I am not going to reproduce any of that. I just wanted to share the best COVID-19 resources I have found to date; the sites I am turning to on a daily basis. I will continue to update this page as this crisis unfolds, so feel free to forward me web pages and papers that you find particularly useful. (Also, I will be honest, I have been so busy I have lost track of a lot of the great resources I already found.) The research and evidence based medicine stuff will be coming shortly in their own posts. Stay safe out there friends.
First10EM COVID Posts
COVID airway management: SAS consensus statement
COVID Resuscitation Principles
COVID Ethics: Should clinicians see patients without appropriate PPE?
Chloroquine for COVID: No good evidence yet
Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID Guidelines
Antivirals for COVID19 – Not ready for clinical use
COVID Research Roundup
Aerosols, Droplets, and Airborne Spread: Everything you could possibly want to know
Aerosol generating procedures
Aerosol and Surface Distribution of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
Droplets spread more than 2 meters (a systematic review)
FOAMed: The Best Overviews
The Internet Book of Critical Care – COVID 19
REBEL EM – COVID-19: The Novel Coronavirus 2019
WHO: Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected
CDC: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings
Surviving Sepsis Campaign – COVID 19 guidelines Airway management
The Safe Airway Society guidance (I review this paper here.) ( There is also a brilliant podcast discussion between Casey Parker and Tim Leeuwenburg – one of the authors of this paper.) Cardiac Arrest
Top 5 Protected Code Blue Messages from St Mike’s Hospital
Maps and Trackers
At this point, most of the maps are probably irrelevant, aside from morbid curiosity. It is everywhere, and we completely missed the boat on containment.
CHIME is an incredibly cool tool from Penn medicine than lets you plug in your own numbers to predict the future volumes at your own hospital. (It only really works for me on a desktop computer.) It is explained here.
The Johns Hopkins Map
The WHO map
CDC world map
Simulation and Education
EM Sim Cases:
COVID part 1 and COVID part 2
Sim training for coronavirus (and more)
Simulation out of St Paul’s hospital in Vancouver using “Glow Germ” to assess PPE
LITFL: COVID-19 airway management: better care through simulation
List of resources on Sim One
The Society of Critical Care Medicine COVID-19 Emergency resources Canadian specific resources
Public Health Ontario COVID-19 resource page
Health Canada COVID resources Emergency department resources
My protect code blue / intubation guidance
St. Mikes has some useful resources here.
The excellent COVIDcriticalcare site from the folks at William Osler
POCUS cleaning protocols from the Canadian POCUS society
Rapid (Reliable) News Updates
Brief 19 – a daily briefing of COVID 19 research
WHO rolling updates Patient information
There are some beautifully designed patient information handouts created by the emergency team at St. Mikes hospital in Toronto. PPE Stuff
N95 decontamination information
Other FOAMed COVID-19 Resources
EM:RAP has been putting out amazing content, and making it all open access.
It is all being gathered here.
BroomeDocs: Airways, Safety and Strategy for SARS-CoV2
The first EMCases podcast (about diagnosis and management) was great, and it sounds like there are more to come. Part 2 is about surge capacity strategies. Part 3 is about PPE. Part 4 is about protected intubation.
Incredible insight from Italy from Roberto Cosentini on St Emlyn’s
PPE video from UHN:
Some great videos from Scott Weingart on airway management and setting up our BVM the right way:
Good protected intubation video: