WFUMB Safety Statement
WFUMB Position Statement: How to perform a safe ultrasound examination and clean equipment in the context of COVID-19
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ERJ Open Research
The use of lung ultrasound in COVID-19 has been published online in the ERJ Open Research and can be viewed online at: http://openres.ersjournals.com/lookup/doi/10.1183/23120541.00196-2022 and the ISRQSA page on the ISR website.
Public Health England
WHO Information Network for Epidemics (EPI-WIN)
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EPI-WIN webinars that we being hosting this week can be viewed here >>
28th April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
The EPI-WIN team have developed an animation about preventing COVID-19 in the workplace:
WHO Academy’s new COVID-19 mobile learning app
- Infection prevention control
- Case management
- Use of personal protective equipment
- Staff safety and health
- Risk communication & community engagement
The App is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.who.WHOA.
WHO Publication: A rapid advice guide on the Use of chest imaging in COVID-19
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EFSUMB Webinar & Covid-19 Resources
Resources from EFSUMB can be found here
EFSUMB Webinar on The role of ultrasound in COVID-19 patient management is on 6 May 2020 at 13.00 CEST
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ASUM COVID-19 Resources
ASUM has collated relevant information to support all healthcare professionals fighting the COVID-19 virus.
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AIUM COVID-19 Resources
• AIUM Official Statement: Guidelines for Cleaning and Preparing External- and Internal-Use Ultrasound Transducers and Equipment Between Patients as well as Safe Handling and Use of Ultrasound Coupling Gel
Updated version includes a section specifically addressing COVID-19. Click here to access >>
• AIUM Quick Guide on COVID-19 Protections – Ultrasound Transducers, Equipment, and Gel
• AIUM Quick Guide on COVID-19 Protections – Patient and Ultrasound Provider Protection
• Manual on prevention and treatment of COVID-19
Faced with an unknown virus, sharing and collaboration are the best remedy. Thanks to all those who have contributed to this Handbook, sharing the invaluable experience with healthcare colleagues around the world while saving the lives of patients.
The Handbook is available to everyone for free. However, due to the limited time, there might be some errors and defects. Your feedback and advice are highly welcomed! Click here to access >>
ISUOG Coronavirus Resources & OB/GYN Scanning
ISUOG Safety Committee Position Statement: safe performance of obstetric and gynecological scans and equipment cleaning in the context of COVID-19
ISUOG have also produced COVID links concerning cleaning and safety procedures as well as the reorganisation of ultrasound services.
ISUOG resources relating to the Coronavirus and COVID-19 can be found here
Which mask for Sonographers?
Correct COVID-19 safety equipment video made by the chief of ultrasound department of Leishenshan hospital, Wuhan, China
When scanning COVID-19 patients, any surgical mask is not enough to protect you. FFP2 or N95 masks are used in China, FFP3 is better, but FFP2 or N95 is usually enough. The link below is of a video about how to handle shoes, clothes, mask, which is made by the chief of ultrasound department of Leishenshan hospital, Wuhan, China. This hospital was built for COVID-19 patients within 10 days – Click to view video >>
• ASUM Webinar – POCUS in a Pandemic: Lung Ultrasound and COVID-19. Available from 2 April 2020 (FREE)
Dr. Daniel Kim, Clinical Assistant Professor and the PoCUS Fellowship Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia, shares his ED experience with COVID-19. Click here to view >>
• ISUOG COVID-19: Wellbeing and the workforce webinar
The third webinar in the ISUOG COVID-19 web series discuss’ staff wellbeing and maintaining a healthy workforce, during a time where services are being stretched and colleagues are being pushed to manage the COVID-19 outbreak. View the recording here >>