Over the coming weeks we will be posting any learning points that you send, categorised into areas of work. Bare in mind that the landscape of Covid-19 is ever changing, as will be guidance on its management. Contributors to this website have done so with the understanding that at the time of their contribution, it was up to date. See useful resources for more information.
Public Health England
Public Health Wales
Health Protection Scotland
Health and Social Care Northern Ireland
The Faculty of Intensive Care, Intensive Care Society, Association of Anaesthetist, Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association, in collaboration have launched a website with Information, guidance and resources supporting the understanding and management of Covid-19
Manchester and Mersey Anaesthesia and Critical Care
NHS Lothian and Covid-19
Donning and doffing
PHE youtube links for donning and doffing of PPE
St Mary’s and Imperial theatre donning and doffing video (9.28mins)
Staff PPE quick reference guide – accurate as of 13th March PHE
Obs theatres procedure- suspected : confirmed 14.3.2020
Obstetric anaesthetic learning and decisions from Covid
For a planned scenario of a patient presenting to maternity front desk with symptoms of covid-19: Coronavirus drill.also see learning points coronavirus drill
Useful resources in obstetrics
As management of covid-19 is new to many staff (across the NHS), a different approach to facilitating simulation maybe needed in order to meet the learning objectives of your team.
A+E approach to simulation of deteriorating Covid-19 patient.
General learnings shared by PICU consultants across the world while conducting the following scenarios are:
1. Donning and doffing takes around 4 minutes, important implications for unstable patients potentially needing CPR
2. Consider keeping preloaded resus doses of adrenaline bedside for such patients.
3. Communication is a nightmare, one has to be loud and clear. We may be better off as we have vocera.
4. After first transport SOP is done, trial the SIM several times and learn through trial and error. Have 1 member who has undergone Sim training in every team for transport.
ARDS COVID-19 QRG v3.pdf
Learning points from ICU simulation
Some pharmacy considerations to have a think about – and there will be others not on the list so do share any thoughts and experiences
Pharmacy considerations on ICU and wards
Anaesthesia and theatres
NHS Lothian. Covid-19 Intubation training lessons learned sjh theatres-12.3.2020
Staff wellbeing during covid-19
Teaching during a pandemic- How can technology and online social networks support teaching and learning?