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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinical Guidance Repository

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Last Updated August 10, 2020.

The AAMC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinical Guidance Repository is an open access resource for all clinicians and hospitals across the United States.  The content is collected from academic medical centers (AMCs), specialty societies, and federal partners. The goal is to identify, summarize, and highlight areas of alignment in clinical practice during the pandemic.

Here you will find up to date COVID-19 treatment and management guidance to help clinicians optimize patient care. For some topics clinical alignment guidance summarizes areas of agreement across several institutions and/ or organizations. Clinicians can view, access, and download the materials.

This repository is meant only for clinicians (not the general public) to access clinical and patient management information regarding COVID-19 that supplements their own independent, professional judgment, and evaluation of their institution’s unique circumstances (AAMC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinical Guidance Repository Disclaimer).

After reviewing the repository, AAMC would appreciate your feedback on the usefulness of this resource. Please send your feedback to AAMC via email.

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The AAMC will consider additional materials for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinical Guidance Repository. While the repository is publicly available, only AAMC member institutions, affiliated organizations and societies, and federal partners can submit clinical guidance to be displayed on this site. By submitting clinical guidance, you agree to the following terms and conditions (AAMC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinical Guidance Repository Submission Terms).

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Subspecialty Inpatient Guidance

Addiction Medicine Treatment Guidance 

American Society of Addiction Medicine
Addiction Treatment in Hospital Settings During the COVID-19 Crisis 

Infectious Diseases Treatment Guidance

Infectious Diseases Society of America
IDSA Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19

Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital COVID-19 Treatment Guidance

National Institutes of Health
NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Potential Antiviral Drugs Under Evaluation for the Treatment of COVID-19
NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Immune-Based Therapy Under Evaluation for Treatment of COVID-19
NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Considerations for Certain Concomitant Medications in Patients with COVID-19

University of Washington Medicine
University of Washington COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines 

Cardiology Guidance

American College of Cardiology
Management of the Hospitalized COVID-19 Patient With Acute Cardiomyopathy or Heart Failure

European Society of Cardiology
ESC Guidance for the Diagnosis and Management of CV Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Critical Care Guidance

Emory Healthcare
Emory Healthcare Guidelines for the Care of Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19
Emory Healthcare Overview of the Management of Patients with COVID-19 For Non-Critical Care Providers 

Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Treatment Guidance for Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 
Massachusetts General Hospital Prone Positioning Protocol for Intubated Patients  

National Institutes of Health
NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Care of Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19

Society for Critical Care Medicine 
Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Combined Recommendation Tables
Summary of Recommendations on the Initial Management of Hypoxic COVID-19 Patients
Summary of Recommendations on the Management of Patients with COVID-19 and ARDS 

University of Washington Medicine
University of Washington Medicine Critical Care Management of COVID-19

Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Emory Healthcare
Emory Healthcare Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of VTE in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 
Emory Healthcare VTE and Prophylaxis Guidelines for COVID-19 in the ICU—Summary 

Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Hematology Issues during COVID-19 

National Institutes of Health
NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients with COVID-19

Acute Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT)

American Society of Nephrology
Recommendations on the Care of Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 and Kidney Failure Requiring Renal Replacement Therapy

Emory Healthcare
Emory Healthcare Guidelines for Acute RRT For Critically Ill Patients in ICU Settings During Respiratory Pandemic
Emory Healthcare Renal Replacement Therapy Surge Plan
Emory Healthcare Quick Reference – Improving CRRT Circuit Performance (COVID+ Patients)  

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital COVID-19 ECMO Protocol

National Institutes of Health
NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

University of Washington Medicine
University of Washington ECMO Support for Patients with COVID-19

Tracheostomy

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Tracheotomy Recommendations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brain Death Determination

Emory Healthcare
Brain Death Testing in the Setting of COVID-19    

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Special Populations Guidance

Chronic Pain

American Academy of Pain Medicine and Partners
Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy
Recommendations on Chronic Pain Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Immunosuppressed

University of Washington Medicine
University of Washington Immunosuppressed Patient COVID-19 and Respiratory Viral Testing Guidelines

Obstetrics

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Outpatient Assessment and Management for Pregnant Women with Suspected or Confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
   
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Treatment Guide for Critically Ill Pregnant Patients

National Institutes of Health
NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Special Considerations in Pregnancy and Post-Delivery

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Society for Obstetric and Anesthesia and Perinatology
Labor and Delivery COVID-19 Considerations 
Management Considerations for Pregnant Patients with COVID-19 

University of California San Francisco
UCSF Health COVID-19 Ambulatory Remote Triage for OB Patients with Respiratory Symptoms

Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics
Initial Guidance: Management of Infants Born to Mothers with COVID-19 
Guidance on Newborn Screening During COVID-19 
Breastfeeding Guidance Post Hospital Discharge for Mothers or Infants with Suspected or Confirmed SARS-Co V-2 Infection 
Guidance on Providing Pediatric Well-Care During COVID-19  

National Institutes of Health
NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Special Considerations in Children

University of California San Francisco
UCSF COVID-19 Pediatric Clinical Evaluation Guide 
UCSF Pediatric Caretaker and Patient Guidance in the ED and Inpatient Setting 

University of Washington Medicine    
University of Washington Newborn Nursery COVID-19 Guidance

Rheumatology

American College of Rheumatology
COVID-19 Clinical Guidance for Adult Patients with Rheumatic Diseases 

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Additional Clinical Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds