COVID-19 Resources and Updates
The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, and the Department of Medicine continues to monitor developments and take actions in response. See below for our latest updates, information, research, and ideas.
California Wildfire Emergency Information
The University has created a website with updates and information on air quality and rolling blackouts, which you can view here. Stanford has also contracted with local hotels to offer discounted rates for those of you that need to evacuate your homes or need temporary lodging. You can view a listing of hotels, rates, features, and a link to online booking here. We will continue to share resources as we receive them.
- Stanford information
- Lodging information
- Cardinal at Work webpage: Help those impacted by recent wildfires
- Official air quality readings for the local area are available at airnow.gov
Weekly Clinical Pearl
Stanford’s Critical Care COVID-19 Task Force (CCTF) has created a website dedicated to sharing insights and information on caring for COVID+ patients.
The decision whether to offer ECMO for a critically ill COVID+ patient is made on a case-by-case basis by a multidisciplinary team. Considerations include age < 61, BMI < 35, and fewer than 7 days on a mechanical ventilator.
July 21, 2020
July 21: The decision whether to offer ECMO for a critically ill COVID+ patient is made on a case-by-case basis by a multidisciplinary team. Considerations include age < 61, BMI < 35, and fewer than 7 days on a mechanical ventilator.
July 14: Caring for a patient who is unable to wear a mask? Guideline for healthcare workers to wear eye protection in addition to an appropriate mask. Even in the case of a COVID negative patient who cannot mask, recommendation for HCW to wear a surgical mask and goggles.
July 7: New recommendation to administer systemic steroids to COVID+ patients requiring significant oxygen support.
June 30: The Stanford Critical Care Task Force Website has consensus guidelines for the care of COVID patients! Resources include an ICU survival guide, step-by-step PPE checklists, and ICU protocols
June 16: Enrollment criteria for ongoing COVID-19+ clinical therapeutic trials such as the Remdesivir + Baricitinib study available on the Therapeutics and Clinical Trials site.
June 9: Admitting a COVID-19+ patient to the ICU? Recommendation for early PICC line insertion to ensure reliable central access for the duration of the patient's ICU admission.
June 3: Admitting a COVID-19+ patient to the floor? Routine CT chest is not recommended as it is unlikely to change management.
May 26: Transporting a COVID+ patient on nasal cannula oxygen in the hospital? Keep the flow rate less than 6LPM and place a face mask on your patient for transport.
Learn more at the CCTF website: https://sites.google.com/view/stanford-covid/home
News and Research
- Challenges for the Female Academic during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Novel Graduate Medical Education in the Era of a Novel Virus
Journal of Graduate Medical Education
- Are U.S. Hospitals Still "Recession-proof?
The New England Journal of Medicine
- The Contribution of the Age Distribution of Cases to COVID-19 Case Fatality Across Countries
Annals of Internal Medicine
- Cytokine Profile in Plasma of Severe COVID-19 does not Differ from ARDS and Sepsis
- Trying Times and Trying Out Solutions: Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Support for Women Veterans During COVID-19
Journal of General Internal Medicine
- Global Health in the Age of COVID-19: Responsive Health Systems Through a Right to Health Fund
Health and Human Rights Journal
- Integrating Telemedicine Triage and Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 Rapid Response
Health Management Policy and Innovation
- Tips for Sucessful PPE Project Rollout