Covid19 Evidence Summaries & Rapid Reviews

The NHLKS Evidence team have created a number of evidence and guidance summaries on COVID19.

Resources in the summaries are listed in estimated order of relevance.

Latest Summaries

Dietetic advice for COVID 19 confirmed >65 year old – Updated March 31st

Palliative Care – Updated March 30th

Risk assessment of suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a hospital setting? – Updated March 28th

Is respiratory / chest physiotherapy treatment an aerosol generating procedure? – Updated April 3rd

Physiotherapy rehabilitation – Updated March 27th

Home Management – Updated March 26th

Contaminated surfaces – Updated March 25th

Breastfeeding in mothers with suspected or confirmed Covid-19 – Updated March 25th

Nebulizers and risk of transmission of Covid-19 – updated March 24th

Infection control and prevention for hospitalised patients – Updated March 23rd

Specific requirements or considerations for patients >65 with Covid-19 – Updated March 23rd

Community Testing – updated March 23rd 2020

Psychological support for health workers – Updated March 19th

Contact Tracing – Updated March 16th

General Management – self isolation – Updated March 13 2020

When should broader community testing be implemented – Updated March 11 2020

What is the incubation period for COVID-19? – Updated March 11 2020

Emergency public health response evidence summary – updated March 11th 2020

Effectiveness of social distancing to prevent transmission of COVID-19 – Updated March 11 2020

Asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID-19 – Summary updated March 6 2020

Rapid Reviews

Dietetic advice for COVID 19 confirmed >65year old – Updated March 31st

Palliative Care – Updated March 30th

Respiratory / chest physiotherapy treatment and aerosol generation – Updated April 3rd

Physiotheraphy rehabilitation – Updated March 27th

Home Management – Updated March 26th

Contaminated surfaces – Updated March 26th

Breastfeeding in mothers with suspected or confirmed Covid-19 – Updated March 25th

Nebulizers and risk of transmission of Covid-19 – Updated March 24th

Infection control and prevention for hospitalised patients – Updated March 23rd

Specific requirements or considerations for patients >65 with COVID-19? – Updated March 23rd

Community Testing – Updated March 23rd

Hospital Management – Updated March 16 2020

Contact Tracing – Updated March 16 2020

Self-Isolation – Updated March 16 2020

Psychological support for health workers – Updated March 10

Summaries in progress

Vertical transmisison during pregnancy and post delivery

What is the risk of using laminar air-flow in operating theatres when operating on a COVID-19 patient?

Is it safe to use ibuprofen in the pharmalogical treatment of a patient with COVID-19

What supports are needed for frontline healhtcare staff following the death of a colleague due to Covid19?