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COVID-19 Resources

Here at SGIM, we know there is a lot of information going around, and a lot of questions for which you need answers. We are here to help you while you are helping others.

Patient Care Resources

Serious Illness Care Program COVID-19 Response Toolkit
Ariadne Labs’ Serious Illness Care Program developed a COVID-19 Response Toolkit to help patients have these important conversations with people they trust within their support networks. Additionally, the Toolkit includes resources for health systems and clinicians to address the communications needs of patients in the community and those in the hospital.
Importance of Masking During COVID-19: How Should We Advocate for Masks and Avoid "the Infodemic"? Why Are Masks Good for Public Health, Economy, and Your Family?
This video presents an overview of the importance of this issue of masking and why we should continue to advocate for this within health care to keep others safe. Numerous studies have shown the benefit of masking, and dating back to the flu pandemic of 1918, communities that masked did better than those that did not.
Experiences of Home Health Care Workers in New York City During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic A Qualitative Analysis
In this qualitative study of 33 home health care workers employed by 24 unique home care agencies across New York City, participants reported that they were at heightened risk for contracting and transmitting COVID-19. Despite providing integral care to vulnerable patients, home health care workers felt inadequately supported and generally invisible.
Primary Care Practice Finances In The United States Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic
The financial impact of COVID-19 has been devastating to both hospitals and physician practices Lost in the din of hospitals and health systems seeking relief, however, has been the plight of primary care practices and, in particular, independent community-based primary care practices.
HHS Announces Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund for Nursing Homes
Using our deep experience in improving healthcare safety, AHRQ team members have been assisting HHS in developing this initiative. Almost 40% of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths have been nursing-home related. This initiative will provide $2.5 billion in upfront funding to support increased testing, staffing, and PPE needs. HHS will also provide funding to establish COVID recovery facilities. (Press Release)
One More Reason to Wear a Mask: You’ll Get Less Sick From COVID-19
While it’s true that most face masks are more effective in preventing you from launching droplets into the air than breathing in already dispersed droplets – that doesn’t mean masks offer no protection to the wearer.
Timeline of COVID-19 policies, cases, and deaths in your state
This timeline shows the major infection control measures and re-openings undertaken by states after the first COVID-19 cases appeared in the United States, alongside the number of new cases and deaths in each state over the same time period.
When Grief and Crises Intersect: Perspectives of a Black Physician in the Time of Two Pandemics
Published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Kimberly Manning, a hospitalist from Emory with a strong social media presence, writes very eloquently and powerfully.
Supporting Clinicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We provide practical suggestions to encourage a culture that will sustain the clinician workforce during the pandemic. Regardless of practice location or size, everyone must commit to supporting the well-being of those involved in patient care.
What do the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic need?
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life for all of us and has remarkably highlighted the heroic work of our frontline health care workers. Residents and fellows are doctors who have earned their MD or DO in medical school and are currently being trained in a particular specialty or sub-specialty of medicine or surgery. They have seen their clinical responsibilities exponentially increased and have stepped up to the plate to meet this rising demand in COVID-19 patient care.
Ambulatory Care Reopening and Recovery
Safe resumption of ambulatory care is a key priority for supporting the US health care system’s capacity to manage and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. ACP has published clinical and public policy guidance on “Partial Resumption of Economic, Health Care and Other Activities While Mitigating COVID-19 Risk and Expanding System Capacity.” This guidance provides a series of recommendations based on best available evidence.
AHRQ Views: COVID-19 Resources to Support Healthcare Professionals
This resource was developed to support healthcare professionals in their effort to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes tools and resources for improving clinical practice in hospitals, ambulatory care practices, nursing homes, and other healthcare institutions; data resources and analyses to help decision makers understand healthcare trends and identify opportunities for improvement; publications and resources developed by AHRQ grantees; and information on opportunities for research funding.
New payment options for outpatient E/M care during the Public Health Emergency
CMS has released a series of waivers in the context of the current Public Health Emergency (PHE) that relate directly to Medicare payments for outpatient primary care services and resident supervision With the help and guidance of Erika Miller and Michaela Hollis, I have put together the attached summary of Federal regulations as they currently stand.
LitCovid is a curated literature hub
For tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 6530 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed.
Expert U.S. panel develops NIH treatment guidelines for COVID-19
“Living document” expected to be updated often as new clinical data accrue.
CFAS Societies Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Listing of resource pages from AAMC.
Medicine Basecamp
GIM fellow Allison Lai ( has developed a phenomenal set of quick lectures/podcasts that address many common inpatient diagnoses and conditions that people are using to get skilled up for COVID duty.
Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Society of Hospital Medicine COVID-19 Media and Webinars
A frequently updated collection of Webinars and recordings from SHM
Association of American Medical Colleges COVID-19 Resources
The AAMC continues to monitor guidance from federal, state, and local health agencies as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Find information and updates from AAMC on this emerging global health concern.
Regional Strategies for Academic Health Centers to Support Primary Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Plea From the Front Lines
JAMA Network, Jennifer E. DeVoe, MD, DPhil1; Anthony Cheng, MD1; Alex Krist, MD, MPH2
Primary Care Chat
Deep dives into the art and joy of great adult primary care, as well as the evidence behind it. Join us every other Thurs, 9:30 EST/6:30 PST
Infection Control with PPE Scarcity
The CDC offers guidance on strategies for optimizing the supply of N95 respirators and conservation strategies for medical gloves, including conventional capacity strategies, contingency capacity strategies, and crisis strategies.
ECRI Virtual Lab Tour- COVID-19 and Safe Respirator Usage When Supplies are Short
View a recording of a live-streamed lab tour, featuring recommendations from ECRI experts on how to use N95 respirators safely when normal procedures are challenging due to shortages. This video addresses critically important issues impacting hospitals now as they care for patients with coronavirus.
Screening Algorithm Institutions or groups maintaining a screening algorithm in real time
Screening Algorithm Institutions or groups maintaining a screening algorithm in real time on a url that they are willing to make freely accessible, please consider submitting the resource for inclusion in the ACP Online Guide. There is overwhelming need nationally across the IM/FM community. Please submit your suggested resource via the ACP Covid-19 resource suggestion portal.
COVID-19: An ACP Physician's Guide
Free online clinical overview of infection control and patient care guidance, including curated national resources. Accessible on handheld devices.
Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician - Free Training
A complimentary online education designed for healthcare professionals who could benefit from critical care training. Please visit and share this resources with your colleagues, who may not typically practice critical care medicine.
Assessment of Evidence for COVID-19-Related Treatments
American Society for Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) maintains a drug information resource called AHFS. Their team evaluated the evidence related to proposed treatments for people with COVID-19, and assessed the evidence around supportive treatments and selected chronic medications that may be used in this population. ASHP will continue to update this table as new evidence becomes available.
What Hospitalists Need to Know About COVID-19
Health Professionals Fight Against COVID-19 Myths and Misinformation

Telehealth Resources

Health Equity Resources

Hospital and Clinical Ethics

GIM Connect Discussions


Caring for Yourself




COVID-19 Webinars

Primary Care's Got Your Back to School (recording) This webinar examines the role of primary care for children in the risk assessment, prevention, and treatment of COVID-19 as well as addressing related behavioral health needs and inequalities in care. 

Prioritizing Advance Care Planning in the Time of COVID-19 (Recording)
Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program

COVID-19 Podcasts

The Curbsiders - COVID Cakes 3: Llamas, Remdesivir, Strokes, the Future, and More! - May 18, 2020

The Curbsiders - COVID Cakes: Remdesivir, Anticoagulation, Transmission - May 1, 2020

The Dei Shift - Disparity Exacerbation, Triggered by COVID-19 - May 2, 2020

The Curbsiders - The Kashlak Catch-Up Game - April 17, 2020

Annals On Call - Protecting Health Care Workers From COVID-19 - March 31, 2020

The Nocturnists - Stories from a Pandemic: A New World - March 30, 2020