COVID-19 Evidence Sources
The National Health Library and Knowledge Service (NHLKS) librarians have collated a selection of key evidence sources on the Coronavirus Covid-19 including point of care tool summaries, articles collections and evidence summaries.
HSE National Health Library and Knowledge Service Summaries: NHLKS Evidence team have a growing collection of summaries of evidence on COVID19. These are available HERE>>
RapidInfoForU: Searchable repository featuring links and evidence summaries related to the management and care of people with COVID-19 for Health and Social Care Professionals.Access HERE >>
Maps and country updates
World Health Organisation Situation map Regularly updated map of current cases
Map of Covid-19 cases in Ireland. Visual display of county by county, demographic breakdown and rate of progression of Covid-19 cases in Ireland.
John’s Hopkins University Coronavirus resource centre map Tracks the spread of confirmed cases by country
Point of Care Tools
The BMJ Best Practice topic overview provides an evidence overview on epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Includes patient information leaflet.
BMJ Best Practice has been made openly available by NHLKS to anyone in Ireland, no username or password is required for access. Download the app for offline access.
UpToDate’s Coronavirus Covid-19 topic alert provides a summary of the clinical features, evaluation, management and prevention of Covid19
World Health Organisation (WHO)
Global surveillance for human infection with novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Interim guidance from WHO on monitoring and detecting covid19
Collection of guidelines for testing and treatment
Collection of guidance for Irish health professionals assessing and treating covid19 patients.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures
Outline of infection control measures.
Updated ReadQXMD collection of articles related to Covid-19
Real time updates to new research on Covid-19 in a range of disciplines
Regularly updated literature hub for up-to-date articles on novel Coronavirus covid19.
BMJ Coronavirus news & research