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Last updated: April 15th, 2021
Addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of Covid-19 outbreak. Version 1.5 (Inter-Agency Standing Committee)
This briefing note summarizes key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including those related to the stress management of the elderly and people with disabilities during the pandemic.
Addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of Covid-19 outbreak. Version 1.5 (February 2020). Geneva, Inter-Agency Standing Committee, 2020, 14 p.
Last updated: April 14th, 2021
Basic psychosocial skills. A guide for Covid-19 responders (Inter-Agency Standing Committee)
Basic psychosocial support skills are at the core of any mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) intervention. All relief providers involved in the COVID-19 response should be equipped with basic psychosocial support skills, whether they identify as an MHPSS provider or not. This illustrated guide, developed by the IASC Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Reference Group (MHPSS RG), aims at building basic psychosocial skills among all essential workers responding to COVID-19.
Basic psychosocial skills. A guide for Covid-19 responders. Geneva, Inter-Agency Standing Committee, 2021, 26 p.
Last updated: March 30th, 2021
Living with the times. A mental health and psychosocial support toolkit for older adults during the Covid-19 pandemic (Inter-Agency Standing Committee)
This resource includes posters with key messages for older adults on how to take care of their well-being and how they can provide support to those around them during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. It includes instructions for facilitators of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) on how to conduct guided conversations with older adults using these posters. The posters build upon the guidance sections for older adults in the IASC Interim Briefing Note Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak, and the IASC Guidance on Operational Considerations for Multisectoral Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programmes during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Living with the times. A mental health and psychosocial support toolkit for older adults during the Covid-19 pandemic. Geneva, Inter-Agency Standing Committee, 2021, 26 p.
Last updated: April 26th, 2021
Last updated: March 10th, 2021
COVID-19 Clinical management: living guidance (World Health Organization)
This document is the update of an interim guidance originally published under the title “Clinical management of COVID-19: interim guidance, 27 May 2020″ and it is intended for clinicians involved in the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
The previous version provided recommendations that can be applied when caring for patients during the COVID-19 care pathway. This guideline now also includes Best Practice Statement on caring for COVID-19 patients after their acute illness and 5 new recommendations:
- A conditional recommendation to use clinical judgment, including consideration of patients’ values and preferences and local and national policy if available, to guide management decisions including admission to hospital and to the intensive care unit (ICU), rather than currently available prediction models for prognosis (very low certainty).
- A conditional recommendation for use of pulse oximetry monitoring at home as part of a package of care, including patient and provider education and appropriate follow-up in symptomatic patients with COVID-19 and risk factors for progression to severe disease who are not hospitalized (very low certainty).
- A conditional recommendation for the use of awake prone positioning in patients with severe COVID-19 that are hospitalized requiring supplemental oxygen or non-invasive ventilation (low certainty).
- A conditional recommendation to use thromboprophylaxis dosing of anticoagulation rather than intermediate or therapeutic dosing in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, without an established indication for higher dose of anticoagulation (very low certainty).
- A conditional recommendation for the use of existing care bundles (defined as three or more evidence-informed practices delivered together and consistently to improve care) chosen locally by hospital or ICU and adapted as necessary for local circumstances in patients with critical COVID-19 (very low certainty).
COVID-19 Clinical management: living guidance. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2021, 81 p.
Last updated: February 1st, 2021
Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings. Sixth update, 9th February 2021 (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control)
This document aims to provide guidance to healthcare facilities and healthcare providers in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the United Kingdom on preparedness and infection prevention and control measures for the management of possible and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. In addition, this document addresses the management of clinical diagnostic specimens at laboratories in the EU/EEA.
Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings (Sixth update, 9th February 2021). Stockholm, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2021, 27 p.
Last updated: February 24th, 2021
Last updated: July 26th, 2021
COVID-19 infection prevention and control : communication toolkit for long-term care facilities (World Health Organization)
Long-term care (?LTC)? facility populations are at high risk of being affected by COVID-19. Strong infection prevention and control (?IPC)? programmes are critical to protect staff, residents and visitors. This communication toolkit contains a series of simplified messages and reminders based on WHO’s technical guidance on infection prevention and control in the context of COVID-19. This toolkit is intended for LTC facilities management and staff to support with strengthening IPC practices.
COVID-19 infection prevention and control : communication toolkit for long-term care facilities. Manila, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020, 14 p.
Last updated: January 13th, 2021
Responding to COVID-19. Real-time training for the coronavirus disease outbreak (World Health Organization)
Real-time training during global emergencies is critical for effective preparedness and response. The COVID-19 channel provides learning resources for health professionals, decision-makers and the public for the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
As the outbreak continues to evolve, new resources will be added and existing courses will be updated to best reflect the changing context.
Courses are accessible in additional languages at COVID-19 national languages channel.
Responding to COVID-19. Real-time training for the coronavirus disease outbreak. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2021, online.
Last updated: January 12th, 2021