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World Health Organization Updates and Resources
Global Response to COVID-19 for Emergency Healthcare Systems and Providers 25 March 2020
This critical guidance developed by the IFEM Emergency Department Crowding and Access Block Taskforce was launched in a global town hall meeting webinar.
Watch the webinar
IFEM’s global response to COVID-19 is currently being translated into other languages. As these are completed they will be added below:
Réponse mondiale du groupe de travail IFEM pour les systèmes et professionnels de médecine d’urgence relatif à la surpopulation et aux difficultés d’accès aux urgences causées par Covid-19
Examples of operational documents from Local Health Authorities in COVID19 Impacted Countries
Please note that these documents are provided for the interest of IFEM Members and stakeholders, and content has not been verified by IFEM. Please contact the authoring organisation directly for further information. IFEM recommends reference to the World Health Organisation and National Health Authorities for authoritative information for management of COVID19.
Managing COVID-19 across the Indo-Pacific: A guide for emergency departments with limited resources
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, March 2020
Other information and resources
COVID-19 training videos developed by Dr Adrian Boyle, Cambridge UK
These are local videos from a single society and do not represent any IFEM or national emergency medicine body’s policy.
Severity Scoring Tool, instructions and training video
The African Federation for Emergency Medicine has partnered with U.S. based Surgisphere to develop a COVID-19 Severity Scoring Tool. Using advanced machine learning on real data from 13,500 COVID-19 patients, the tool aims to aid frontline clinicians in rapidly determining which patients require respiratory interventions. It is available as both a paper form and web-based application.