COVID-19 Resources for Pharmacists
31 March 2020
This is a link to the CPhA website that includes updated information, tools and resources for pharmacists. The CPhA is working with Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to provide this information.
FDA issued this guidance to provide general consideration to assist sponsors in assuring the safety of trial participants, maintaining compliance with good clinical practice (GCP), and minimizing risks to trial integrity during the COVID-19 epidemic.
This article published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides six recommendations to develop guidelines for resource allocations that can be applied “fairly and consistently across cases.” The article describes how the adoption of these guidelines relieves doctors from deciding unaided which patients receive the life-saving care.
The New England Journal of Medicine published this Letter to the Editor which describes an analysis of the aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 with SARS-CoV-1, the most closely related human coronavirus.
This document published by USP is for informational purposes only and intended to address the garb and PPE shortages caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oncology Nursing Society published these interim guidelines to address PPE shortages, patient care, and the safe handling of hazardous cancer drugs. Nurses in clinical settings are facing difficult choices if recommended PPE supplies are not available, and this article provides helpful guidelines.
The CDC and NIOSH published this helpful infographic to describe the difference between a surgical mask and a N95 respirator, including intended purpose, testing and approval, and use limitations.
“This guidance from the Board is intended to offer recommendations and strategies to conserve protective garb while maintaining the highest level of containment and limiting exposure of compounded sterile products to contaminants.”
USP published this document for informational purposes only for healthcare practitioners and scientific professionals and is not intended to address shortages of alcohol-based hand sanitizers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC and NIOSH published this infographic that explains respirator reuse and extended use, when and how to safely reuse, and other helpful information.