COVID-19 Resources for Lifebox Partners


Lifebox is determined to help our partners prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have created a curated list of COVID-19-related resources evaluated and recommended by Lifebox’s medical team. Information on ethics, clinical guidelines, hand washing, PPE, research, and training can be found below. This list will continue to be updated and maintained as we evaluate new resources. While these materials are not comprehensive, and there are many other sources of information, we hope it will prove useful.

NEW: COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist

Thank you to Drs. Faye Evans, Nichole Starr, and Tom Weiser for compiling this list.

Lifebox COVID-19 Resource Guide:

Area Title Source
Anesthesia Clear plastic drapes may be effective at limiting aerosolization and droplet spray during extubation: implications for COVID-19 CJA
Anesthesia Barrier Enclosure during Endotracheal Intubation NEJM
Ethics Ethical Framework for Health Care Institutions & Guidelines for Institutional Ethics Services Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic The Hastings Center
Ethics Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19 NEJM
Guidelines Lifebox/Smile Train/WFSA publication: COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist to minimize healthcare provider exposure when operating on COVID+ or suspected patient (PDF) Lifebox/WFSA
Guidelines Lifebox publication, PDF: COVID-19 preparedness within the surgical, obstetric and anesthetic ecosystem in Sub Saharan Africa

Virtual Grand Rounds Video of Authors’ Discussion of Publication

Annals of Surgery
Guidelines Coronavirus – guidance for anaesthesia and perioperative care providers WFSA
Guidelines Basics of Mechanical Ventilation for Non-Critical Care MDs SAGES
Guidelines Clinical guidance ICM Anaesthesia
Guidelines PDF: Clinical Management of COVID-19 Partners in Health
Guidelines What we do when a COVID-19 patient needs an operation: operating room preparation and guidance Canadian Journal of Anesthesia
Guidelines Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 CCM
Guidelines PDF: Summary of recommendations on the management of patients with COVID-19 and ARDS and Summary of recommendations on the initial management of hypoxic COVID-19 patients (infographic) CCM
Guidelines Summary of Management of Critically Ill Adults with COVID-19 JAMA
Guidelines FAQ on Anesthesia Machine Use, Protection, and Decontamination During the COVID-19 Pandemic APSF
Hand Washing PDF: Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations WHO
Hand Washing TEACH CLEAN handwashing poster TEACH CLEAN
Innovations Making Your Own Reusable Elastomeric Respirator For Use During Covid-19 Viral Pandemic N95 Shortage Boston Children’s Hospital
Innovations COVID-19 Mask Alternative for the N95 – 2 prototypes for masks using Halyard H600 polypropylene


University of Florida
Oxygen Guidelines

Oxygen Therapy with Limited Resources

PPE Sequence for Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) CDC
PPE Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators CDC
PPE Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks CDC
PPE A scientific consortium for data-driven study of N95 filtering facepiece respirator decontamination N95DECON
PPE Proven decontamination techniques for N95 masks NIAID
PPE COVID-19 PPE Infographic; Refrence Sheet; Technical Support Ashley Styczynski – Stanford University
Research Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) WHO
Training An Introduction to the National Incident Management System FEMA

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