Global COVID-19 and Childhood Cancer Resource Library

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The Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer is for health care professionals focused on pediatric cancer. The following resources include information for providers on COVID-19 as it relates to childhood cancer.

We understand the current pandemic situation is changing rapidly, including medical information and supportive care involving COVID-19. Materials and educational information will be added frequently and over time. The resources provided are intended for educational purposes only.

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    Screening for SARS-COV-2 infection in pediatric oncology patients during the epidemic peak in Italy – Cesaro S, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2020 [preprint]. 

    Zambia’s National Cancer Centre response to the COVID-19 pandemic—an opportunity for improved care – Lombe DC, et al. Ecancermedicalscience, 2020.  

    Children With Cancer in the Time of COVID-19: An 8-week Report From the Six Pediatric Onco-Hematology Centers in Lombardia, Italy – Ferrari A, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2020. 

    Early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric cancer care in Latin America – Vasquez L, et al. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 

    COVID-19 and acute lymphoblastic leukemias of children and adolescents: First recommendations of the Leukemia committee of the French Society for the fight against Cancers and Leukemias in children and adolescents (SFCE) – Baruchel A, et al. Bull Cancer, 2020. 

    The COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A Rapid Global response for Children with Cancer from SIOP, COG, SIOP-E, SIOP-PODC, IPSO, PROS, CCI and St Jude Global – Sullivan M, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer (Preprint), 2020.

    COVID-19: global consequences for oncology. Lancet Oncol, 2020.

    Clinical Characteristics & Outcomes

    Cancer Patients in SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Nationwide Analysis in China – Liang W, et al. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 

    COVID‐19 infection in children and adolescents with cancer in Madrid – de Rojas T, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2020.

    COVID-19 Presenting With Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in the Setting of Underlying Immune Dysregulation – Wahlster L, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2020. 

    Poor clinical outcomes for patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic – Tang L, et al. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 

    Ethnicity and COVID-19 in children with comorbidities – Harman K, et al. Lancet Child Adolesc Health, 2020.

    COVID-19 in Children With Cancer in New York City – Boulad F, et al. JAMA Oncol, 2020. 

    COVID‐19 in pediatric oncology from French pediatric oncology and hematology centers: High risk of severe forms? – André N, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2020.

    SARS‐CoV‐2 disease and children under treatment for cancer – Terenziani M, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2020.

    Patients with cancer appear more vulnerable to SARS-COV-2: a multi-center study during the COVID-19 outbreak – Dai M, et al. Cancer Discov, 2020. 

    Flash Survey on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus-2 Infections in Paediatric Patients on Anticancer Treatment – Hrusak O, et al. Eur J Cancer, 2020. 


    Impact on Cancer Care Delivery

    Global Oncology Pharmacy Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: Medication Access and Safety – Alexander M, et al. J Oncol Pharm Pract, 2020. 

    Cancer Patient Care during COVID-19 – Harky A, et al. Cancer Cell, 2020. 

    Virtual Cancer Care During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: We Need to Get It Right – Meti N, et al. JCO Oncol Pract, 2020. 

    SARS-CoV-2 infection anxieties and general population restrictions delay diagnosis and treatment of acute haematological malignancies – Molica M, et al.  Br J Haematol, 2020. 

    Considerations for Managing Patients With Hematologic Malignancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Seattle Strategy – Percival MEM, et al.  JCO Oncol Pract, 2020. 

    Managing patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic: frontline experience from Wuhan – Mei H, et al. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 

    Fewer cancer diagnoses during the COVID-19 epidemic in the Netherlands – Dinmohamed AG, et al. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 

    Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the symptomatic diagnosis of cancer: the view from primary care – Jones D, et al. Lancet Oncol, 2020.

    Cancer Management in India during Covid-19 – Pramesh CS, et al. New Engl J Med, 2020. 

    COVID-19: impact on cancer workforce and delivery of care – Mayor S. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 

    Safety at the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Keep our Oncology Patients and Healthcare Workers Safe – Cinar P, et al. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 2020. 

    Oncology Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Schrag D, et al. JAMA, 2020

    Lack of protective gear disrupts oncology care – Nelson R. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 

    How young patients with cancer perceive the Covid-19 (coronavirus) epidemic in Milan, Italy: is there room for other fears? – Casanova M, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2020. 

    Strategic plan for management of COVID-19 in paediatric haematology and oncology departments – He Y, et al. Lancet Haematol, 2020. 

    Challenges posed by COVID-19 to children with cancer – Kotecha RS. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 


    Guidance for Children and Young People with Cancer Undergoing Treatment – Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group 

    Summary of international recommendations in 23 languages for patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic – Mauri D, et al. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 

    Practical Considerations for Treating Patients With Cancer in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Segelov E, et al. JCO Oncol Pract, 2020. 

    Testing for COVID-19 in Patients With Cancer – Alhalabi O, et al. EclinicalMedicine, 2020

    Lessons after the early management of the COVID-19 outbreak in a pediatric transplant and hemato-oncology center embedded within a COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Lombardia, Italy. Estote parati – Balduzzi A, et al. Bone Marrow Transplant, 2020.  

    Ethics and Resource Scarcity: ASCO Recommendations for the Oncology Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Marron JM, et al. J Clin Oncol, 2020. 

    The official French guidelines to protect patients with cancer against SARS-CoV-2 infection – You B, et al. Lancet Oncol, 2020. 

    Guidance resources

    COVID–19 Resources for Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists – American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology

    COVID-19 Resources and Guidance – International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)

    Care of Individuals with Cancer During COVID-19 – American Society of Clinical Oncology

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) and cancer – Cancer Research UK

    COVID-19 Interim Patient Care Guidelines in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Patients- Association for Stem Cell Transplantation

    COVID-19 Rapid guideline: delivery of anticancer treatments – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

    Guidance for Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent or Young Adult Cancer – International Guideline Harmonization Group. Also available in 9 other languages


    Coronavirus in Pediatric Oncology Units with Dr. Miguela Caniza (St. Jude Global Infectious Diseases) - English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

    Transfusion Medicine

    AABB’s Coronavirus Resources - American Association of Blood Banks

    Surgery and Procedures

    Incidence of COVID-19 in Pediatric Surgical Patients Among 3 US Children’s Hospitals – Lin, E, eat al. JAMA Surg, 2020. 

    Guidance document for cancer surgery – American College of Surgeons

    Cancer Surgery During COVID-19: How We Move Forward – Eng OS, et al. Ann Surg, 2020.

    Palliative Care

    A Beacon for Dark Times: Palliative Care Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Ankuda CK, et al. NEJM Catal, 2020. 

    Palliative Care for Patients With Cancer in the COVID-19 Era – Mehta AK, et al. JAMA Oncol, 2020. 

    Coronavirus and Children’s Palliative Care – International Children’s Palliative Care Network

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    Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Disease Severity in Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a Children’s Hospital in New York City, New York – Zachariah P, et al. JAMA Pediatr, 2020

    Kawasaki-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children during the covid-19 pandemic in Paris, France: prospective observational study – Toubiana J, et al. BMJ, 2020. 

    Pediatric inflammatory syndrome temporally related to covid-19 – Son MB. BMJ, 2020. 

    Clinical Effectiveness COVID-19 Resources Available to AllUpToDate

    Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context – World Health Organization

    Standard Operating Procedure for Triage of Suspected COIVD-19 Patients in non-US Healthcare Settings – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

    An outbreak of severe Kawasaki-like disease at the Italian epicentre of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic: an observational cohort study – Verdoni L, et al. Lancet, 2020. 

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Children: What Pediatric Health Care Clinicians Need to Know - Rasmussen SA & Thompson LA. JAMA Pediatr, 2020

    COVID in Children

    Paediatric Care in the Time of COVID-19 in Countries With Under-Resourced Healthcare Systems – Duke T, et al. Arch Dis Child, 2020. 

    Characteristics and Outcomes of Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Admitted to US and Canadian Pediatric Intensive Care Units – Shekerdemian LS, et al. JAMA Pediatr, 2020.

    Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Hospitalized and Critically Ill Children and Adolescents With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at a Tertiary Care Medical Center in New York City – Chao JY, et al. J Pediatr, 2020.  

    SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): What do we know about children? A systematic review – Mehta NS, et al. Clin. Infect. Dis, 2020. 

    Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Children and Neonates With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 – Tojian A, et al. 

    Children with Covid-19 in Pediatric Emergency Departments in Italy – Parri N, et al. New Engl J Med, 2020.   

    Epidemiology of COVID-19 Among Children in China – Dong Y, et al. Pediatrics, 2020. 

    Systematic review of COVID‐19 in children shows milder cases and a better prognosis than adults – Ludvigsson. Acta Paediatr, 2020 

    SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children – Lu X, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020. 


    Human neutralizing antibodies elicited by SARS-CoV-2 infection – Ju B, et al. Nature, 2020. 

    A human neutralizing antibody targets the receptor binding site of SARS-CoV-2 – Shi R, et al. Nature, 2020. 

    Prolonged Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Body Fluids – Sun J, et al. Emerg Inf Dis, 2020. 

    Tropism, Replication Competence, and Innate Immune Responses of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Human Respiratory Tract and Conjunctiva: An Analysis in Ex-Vivo and In-Vitro Cultures – Hui K, et al. Lancet Respir Med, 2020. 

    Persistence of viral RNA in stool samples from patients recovering from covid-19 – Barth R, et al. BMJ, 2020. 

    Co-infection and Other Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 in Children – Wu Q, et al. Pediatrics, 2020.  

    Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1 – Van Doremalen N, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020 


    Asymptomatic transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for public health strategies– Huff HV, et al. Clin. Infect. Dis, 2020. 

    COVID-19 in Children and the Dynamics of Infection in Families – Posfay-Barbe KM, et al. Pediatrics, 2020.  

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Immune-Engaging Cancer Treatment –  Abid MB, et al. JAMA Oncol, 2020. 

    The management of coronavirus disease 2019 – Lui J, et al. J Med Virol, 2020.  

    Presymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — Singapore, January 23–March 16, 2020 – Wei WE, et al. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, 2020. 

    Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19 – Emanuel E, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020. 


    LitCovid Database

    British Medical Journal – Coronavirus related articles (open access)

    Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (open access)

    New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) – Coronavirus related articles (open access)

    The Lancet – Covid-19 Resource Center (open access)

    Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Case Map – Johns Hopkins University

    Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic – World Health Organization

    Situation Reports – World Health Organization

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    COVID-19 Patient Impact & Hospital Capacity Module Surveillance Resources – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network

    COVID-19 – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

    Guidelines on the Diagnosis of COVID-19 – Infectious Diseases Society of America

    Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources – Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

    COVID Fact Sheets – Harvard Health Publishing. Also available in 35+ other languages

    Critical Updates on COVID-19 – American Academy of Pediatrics

    COVID Guidance and Research Database – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

    SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 – Springer Nature

    Novel Coronavirus Information Center – Elsevier Updated

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Coronaviruses - World Health Organization

    For Healthcare Professionals– US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Coronavirus 2019 and Cancer – American Society of Clinical Oncology. Also available in Spanish

    Infection Prevention & Control FAQ  – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Hand Hygiene FAQ  – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Effect of Convalescent Plasma Therapy on Time to Clinical Improvement in Patients With Severe and Life-threatening COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Li L, et al. JAMA, 2020. 

    Clinical management of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

    Audio Interview: New Data on Remdesivir in Covid-19 – Rubin EJ, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020. 

    COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines – National Institutes of Health

    Remdesivir in adults with severe COVID-19: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial – Wang Y, et al. Lancet, 2020 

    Observational Study of Hydroxychloroquine in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19. Geleris J, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020


    Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed COVID-19  – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

    Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19 - Infectious Diseases Society of America

    Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review – Sanders JM, et al. JAMA, 2020.

    Assessment of Evidence for COVID-19-Related Treatments - American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

    Registered clinical trials for COVID-19 - National Institutes of Health

    Convalescent donor SARS-COV-2-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte infusion as a possible treatment option for COVID-19 patients with severe disease - has not received enough attention till date – Sieni E, et al. Br J Haematol, 2020

    A real-time dashboard of clinical trials for COVID-19 – Thorlund K, et al. Lancet Digit Health, 2020

    Randomized Clinical Trials and COVID-19: Managing Expectations – Bauchner H, et al. JAMA, 2020


    Remdesivir for 5 or 10 Days in Patients with Severe Covid-19 – Goldman JD, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020. 

    Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 — Preliminary Report – Beigel JH, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020. 

    Triple combination of interferon beta-1b, lopinavir–ritonavir, and ribavirin in the treatment of patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19: an open-label, randomised, phase 2 trial – Hung I.F-N., et al. Lancet, 2020.

    Covid-19 — The Search for Effective Therapy – Baden LR, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020. 5/7

    Multicenter initial guidance on use of antivirals for children with COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 – Chiotos K, et al. J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc, 2020

    Compassionate Use of Remdesivir for Patients with Severe Covid-19 – Grein J, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020

    A Trial of Lopinavir–Ritonavir in Adults Hospitalized with Severe Covid-19 – Cao B, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020

    Other medications

    Retraction—Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis – Mehra m, et al. Lancet, 2020. 

    A Randomized Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as Postexposure Prophylaxis for Covid-19 – Boulware DR, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020 .

    Caution against corticosteroid-based COVID-19 treatment – Tang C, et al. Lancet, 2020. 

    Hydroxychloroquine in patients with mainly mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019: open label, randomised controlled trial – Tang W, et al. BMJ, 2020. 

    Clinical efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in patients with covid-19 pneumonia who require oxygen: observational comparative study using routine care data – Mahévas M, et al. BMJ, 2020. 

    Association of Treatment With Hydroxychloroquine or Azithromycin With In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With COVID-19 in New York State – Rosenberg ES, et al. JAMA, 2020. 

    Observational Study of Hydroxychloroquine in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19 – Geleris J, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020. 

    Use of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Every Clinician Should Know – Yazdany J&Kim AHJ, Ann Intern Med, 2020

    Clinical evidence does not support corticosteroid treatment for 2019-nCoV lung injury – Russel CD, et al. Lancet, 2020

    Plasma and plasma-derived products

    Treatment of COVID-19 Patients With Convalescent Plasma – Salazar E, et al. Am J Pathol, 2020. 

    Convalescent plasma transfusion for the treatment of COVID-19: Systematic review – Rajendran K, et al. J Med Virol, 2020. 

    Effect of Convalescent Plasma Therapy on Viral Shedding and Survival in COVID-19 Patients – Zeng Q-L, et al. J Infect Dis, 2020. 

    Treatment With Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Patients in Wuhan, China – Ye M, et al. J Med Virol, 2020.

    Effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy in severe COVID-19 patients – Duan K, et al. PNAS, 2020.

    Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19: Possibilities and Challenges Roback JD & Guarner J. JAMA, 2020..

    Treatment of 5 Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 With Convalescent Plasma– Shen C, et al. JAMA, 2020

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    Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection for prevention of COVID-19 – MacIntyre CR, et al. Lancet, 2020. 

    From Easing Lockdowns to Scaling-Up Community-Based COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Contact Tracing in Africa – Shared Approaches, Innovations, and Challenges to Minimize Morbidity and Mortality – Nachega JB, et al. Clin. Infect. Dis, 2020. 

    The starting line for COVID-19 vaccine development – Lee N, et al. Lancet, 2020. 

    Safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of a recombinant adenovirus type-5 vectored COVID-19 vaccine: a dose-escalation, open-label, non-randomised, first-in-human trial – Zhu FC, et al. Lancet, 2020. 

    DNA vaccine protection against SARS-CoV-2 in rhesus macaques – Yu J, et al. Science, 2020. 

    COVID-19 technical guidance: Infection prevention and control – World Health Organization

    Cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization


    Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19 – Infectious Diseases Society of America

    Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for COVID-19 – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings technical report – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

    Checklist for hospitals preparing for the reception and care of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

    Examining the current intelligence on COVID-19 and infection prevention and control strategies in health settings: A global analysis – Islam MS, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2020. 

    The feasibility of generalized face mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic: a perspective from Latin America – Soto DM, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2020. 

    Protecting frontline healthcare workers should be the top priority in low-resource health systems: Bangladesh and COVID-19 – Hassan MZ, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2020. 

    How can airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors be minimised? – Morawska L, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 2020. 

    Redistributing working schedules using the infective principle in the response to COVID-19 – Ćurković M, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2020. 

    Inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 by WHO-Recommended Hand Rub Formulations and Alcohols – Kratzel A, et al. Emerg Infect Dis, 2020.

    WHO Guide to Local Handrub Production - World Health Organization

    Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers by Atul Gawande

    Personal Protective Equipment

    Personal Protective Equipment and Covid-19 – Ortega R, et al. N Engl J Med, 2020. 

    COVID-19-associated shortage of alcohol-based hand rubs, face masks, medical gloves and gowns – proposal for a risk-adapted approach to ensure patient and healthcare worker safety – Kampf G, et al. J Hosp Infect, 2020

    Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era. Klompas M, et al. New Engl J Med, 2020

    COVID-19: Using Personal Protective Equipment – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Guidelines for Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    COVID-19: Optimize PPE Supply – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Guidelines for Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    PPE Do’s and Don’t’s Infographics– The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

    Addressing COVID-19 Face Mask Shortage: Can face masks be safely disinfected and reused? – Stanford Medicine

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    Containment of a traceable COVID-19 outbreak among healthcare workers at a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation unit – Buchtele, N, et al. Bone Marrow Transplanation, 2020. 

    Containment of COVID-19 cases amongst healthcare workers: the role of surveillance, early detection and outbreak management – Wee LE, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2020.  

    Occurrence, prevention, and management of the psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers: rapid review and meta-analysis – Kisely S, et al. BMJ, 2020.

    Knowledge, attitude, practice and perceived barriers among healthcare professionals regarding COVID-19: A Cross-sectional survey from Pakistan – Saqlain M, et al. J Hosp Infect, 2020 

    COVID-19: Protecting Healthcare Workers is a priority- Chirico F, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2020

    Guidance resources

    Coronavirus data – Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group

    Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19) – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Information for Pediatric Healthcare Professionals – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)  – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    COVID-19 Resources for Providers – Harvard Medical School

    For Pregnant Healthcare Professionals

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pregnancy: Questions and answers – UpToDate

    Q&A: Breastfeeding and COVID-19 – World Health Organization

    Advice for Pregnant Healthcare Workers – Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (UK)

    Information for Healthcare Providers: COVID-19 and Pregnant Women – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    WHO Resources

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a number of resources related to COVID-19, including  online trainings (listed below) in multiple languages as well as the WHO Academy mobile application for health care professionals.

    WHO Academy app: Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish.

    Infection Prevention and Control for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus.

    Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

    Health and safety briefing for respiratory diseases – ePROTECT.

    Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) Treatment Facility Design.

    COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response.

    Leadership, Self-Care, and Resilience

    Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges – McKinsey & Company

    Two Principles for Leading Your Organization Through the COVID-19 Crisis – Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

    Leading in Our Uncertain Times: Be Real — Not a Hero – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

    Leadership Communication: Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events – Center of the Study of Traumatic Stress

    Resilience for Healthcare Professionals – World Child Cancer

    COVID-19: Managing Workplace Fatigue – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Physician Burnout, Interrupted – Hartzband P, et al. New Engl J Med, 2020

    Tips for taking care of yourself – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Updates on the Coronavirus – National Institute for Mental Illness

    Resilience in Stressful Times Webinar – American Academy of Pediatrics

    Resources for Healthcare Professionals Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic – The Schwartz Center

    Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak – US Department of Veterans Affairs. Also available in Spanish

    Coronavirus Sanity Guide – Ten Percent Happier: Free 6-month subscription to app for healthcare providers


    Call for Code Global Challenge - COVID-19: Fight the Global Pandemic – Grant opportunity

    For Nurses

    This section outlines resources and articles that have been developed specifically for nurses. Other sections contain important information for nurses as well. For general information about COVID-19, go to the General COVID-19 Information section. For information specific to children with cancer and COVID-19, go to the COVID-19 and Pediatric Oncology section. For information about PPE use and conservation, go to the Prevention section. Other information for healthcare providers, including self-care and resilience resources is above in the For Healthcare Providers section.

    Nursing Highlights

    Pediatric Oncology Nursing during COVID-19 Fact Sheet – St. Jude Global. Also available in Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, and Portuguese

    Clinical nursing care guidance for management of patient with COVID-19 – Sharma S, et al. J Pak Med Assoc, 2020. 

    How should the role of the nurse change in response to Covid-19? – Purba AK. Nursing Times [online]; 2020. 

    Covid‐19: Supporting nurses’ psychological and mental health Maben J et al. J Clin Nurs, 2020

    Nursing Literature

    Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: Nursing challenges faced – Joshi S. Cancer Res Stat Treat [Online Suppl], 2020

    Covid‐19: Supporting nurses’ psychological and mental health Maben J et al. J Clin Nurs, 2020

    COVID-19- nurses and midwives impact on global security - Eckert M. AJAN, 2020

    Coronavirus 101 Holstein B. J Nurs Pract, 2020

    Strengthening the Power of Nursing in Combating COVID-19 Zhang, Y. J Nurs Manag, 2020

    2020: The Year of the Nurse as Seen Through a Coronavirus LensGennaro S. J Nurs Scholarsh, 2020

    Vital Role of Nursing to Preserve World Health- Quintana-Zaval, MO. SANUS, 2020

    Special attention to nurses' protection during the COVID-19 epidemic Huang L, et al. Crit Care, 2020

    Life in the pandemic: Some reflections on nursing in the context of COVID-19 Jackson D. J Clin Nurs, 2020

    Nursing and the Novel Coronavirus: Risks and Responsibilities in a Global Outbreak Choi K, et al. J Adv Nurs, 2020

    Guidance Resources

    Pediatric Oncology Nursing during COVID-19 Fact Sheet – St. Jude Global

    Coronavirus Information for Nurses – American Nurses Association (ANA)

    COVID-19 – Association for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing (APHON)

    COVID-19 Discussion Forum – Association for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing (log-in required)

    COVID-19 Information – Royal College of Nursing

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Oncology Nursing Society

    Interim Guidelines on PPE Use – Oncology Nursing Society. Also available in Spanish, Russian

    Recommendations for Oncology Staff Assignments During the COVID-19 Pandemic. -Oncology Nursing Society. Also available in Spanish.

    ONS Voice Blog posts – Oncology Nursing Society

    COVID-19 Position Statement – International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC)

    Previously Recorded Webinars

    COVID-19 Considerations (For Pediatric Oncology) by Dr. Sheena Mukkada from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, presented to the SIOP PODC Nursing Working Group

    ASCO-ONS Webinar Series: Caring for People with Cancer during COVID-19 Pandemic

    COVID-19 Webinar Series: A free, on-demand series for all nurses – American Nurses Association (ANA)

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    Patients and Families

    Together, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Resources for patients, families, and survivors (Also available in Spanish, French, and Arabic)

    “Learn about the Coronavirus” Coloring Book (Also available in Spanish , French, Arabic)

    “Learn about the Coronavirus” Activity Book (Also available in Spanish)

    American Society of Clinical Oncology What People with Cancer Need to Know (Also available in Spanish)

    Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group Guidance for Children and Young People with Cancer Undergoing Treatment

    Children’s Oncology Group 

    Information for Parents of Children with Cancer. Also available in Spanish, French

    Information for Childhood Cancer Survivors. Also available in Spanish, French

    National Cancer Institute:  What People with Cancer Should Know (Also available in Spanish)

    Helmet for EMOTions - Psychological Tips for Children and Adolescents' Emotions. Available in 16 languages.

    Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19 (Also available in 10+ other languages)

    MindHeart COVIDBOOK for Children (Available in 25 languages)

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