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All Things Covid-19: Health Care Personnel & Mental Wellness

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Emergency physician stressors, concerns, and behavioral changes during COVID-19: A longitudinal study. 

Academic Emergency Medicine 25-JAN-2021
Threat perceptions and the intention to acquire firearms.  Firearm sales have surged during COVID-19. Jnl of psychiatric research.  (01-JAN-2021)
A rapid review of home-based activities that can promote mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS One  03-DEC-2020
Stress and burnout in health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic: validation of a questionnaire Jnl of Public Health: From Theory to Practice (06-JUN-2020)
Fatigue Management for Shift Workers During COVID-19 Response Efforts Walter Reed Hospital (03-AUG-2020)
COVID-19 Sleep Checklist Walter Reed Hospital   (03-AUG-2020)
Calm Yourself  YouTube (0:56) APA
Focus Yourself YouTube (0:56) APA
Celebrate Yourself YouTube (0:55) APA
Ground Yourself YouTube (0:41) APA
Relax Yourself YouTube (0:54) APA

Mental health care for medical staff and affiliated healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

European heart journal: Acute cardiovascular care 28-APR-2020

Mental health in the COVID-19 pandemic

QJM: an international journal of medicine 30-MAR-2020

Chapters from Oxford manual of major incident management.

Mental health strategies to combat the psychological impact of COVID-19 beyond paranoia & panic Ann Acad Med Singapore commentary
Factors associated with mental health outcomes among health care workers exposed to coronavirus disease 2019 JAMA article
How health anxiety influences responses to viral outbreaks like COVID-19: What all decision-makers, health authorities, and health care professionals need to know. J Anxiety Disord article
Coronavirus anxiety: 4 ways to cope with fear Recommendations from PsychCentral
Share facts & stop rumors CDC Fact Sheets
Myth Busters WHO Facts & Rumor Control

Health Care Personnel

I'm an emergency and critical care physician.  I had COVID-19 infection twice and I'm tired. (KevinMD.com)

COVID-19 Disinfectants : Try "browse all" to see full list of disinfectants, contact time required, active ingredients, and more.  (EPA)

Nurses’ Burnout and Associated Risk Factors during the COVID-19 Pandemic a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis  Pre-Print 25-NOV-2020

Extended use or re-use of single-use surgical masks and filtering facepiece respirators during COVID-19: a rapid systematic review.  Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 08-OCT-2020

Interim Guidance on Testing Healthcare Personnel for SARS-CoV-2.  CDC. Updated as new information warrants.

Prevention & management of skin damage related to PPE equipment. Canadian Wound/Skin/Ostomy Nurses, 2020

Safety of Extended Use and Re-use of N95 Respirators. ECRI. 13-MAY-2020

Occurrence, prevention, and management of the psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers: rapid review and meta-analysis BMJ 05-AY-2020

Transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 to healthcare workers -observational results of a primary care hospital contact tracing (Swiss Med Wkly, 25-APR-2020) 

Expert Recommendations for Staffing and Surge Preparation During Pandemics, Disasters, and Crises (Ohio State University School of Nursing)

Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (CDC)

Safety of Extended Use and Reuse of N95 Respirators  ECRI Clinical Evidece Assessment 2020 MAR

Information for Healthcare Providers: COVID-19 and Pregnant Women (CDC)

Q&A on infection prevention & control for health care workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed 2019-nCoV (WHO)

Health workers exposure risk assessment and management in the context of COVID-19 virus (WHO)

Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance) (CDC)

Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents (J Hosp Infect)

COVID-19 PPE: Donning & Doffing (NETEC) (download & print PDF)
How to properly put on & take off a disposable respirator (CDC)

Coronavirus survival on healthcare personal protective equipment (Infect control Hosp Epidemiol)

Staff safety during emergency airway management for COVID-19 in Hong Kong (Lancet respiratory medicine
Specimen Collection Infographic (University of Nebraska Medical Center)