COVID-19 Resources

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NACPM COVID-19 Webinars 

Grappling with Clinical Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic:  A webinar hosted by NACPM on Tuesday, April 17, 2020

COVID-19: Community Midwives, Public Health, and Emergency Preparedness:  A webinar hosted by NACPM on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Telehealth for Midwives in the Coronavirus Pandemic:  A webinar hosted by NACPM on April, 3rd, 2020

Coronavirus: Midwives on the Frontline : A webinar hosted by NACPM on Thursday, March 19th, 2020

 

Other Webinars of Interest

Clinical Preceptor Challenges : Best Practice During Covid-19 Pandemic: A webinar hosted by Mercy in Action College of Midwifery on March, 24th, 2020

Evidence on COVID-19 and Pregnancy: A webinar hosted by Evidence Based Birth on March, 23, 2020

ACNM Town Hall: Clinical practice challenges and solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Town Hall hosted by ACNM on March 21st, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update—Information for Clinicians Caring for Children and Pregnant Women: A webinar hosted by the CDC on March 12th, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update—What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States :  A webinar hosted by the CDC on March 5th, 2020

Community 

Facebook Group : Midwives Mobilizing Against Covid 19: An online group for midwives to organize and collaborate to manage our capacity, share information and resources, and to keep birthing people safe in the age of COVID-19.

COVID-19 through the lens of Equity 

Indigenous People and COVID-19: A guide to Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®. from Indigenous Corporate Training

The world’s indigenous peoples, with tragic history of disease, implore outsiders to keep coronavirus away : An article published  in The Washington Post on March 31st, 2020

Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate : An article published by ProPublica on April 3, 2020 

Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury: An article published by The New York Times on April 3, 2020

Resources 

AABC COVID-19 Toolkit:  American Association of Birth Centers’ Toolkit

CDC Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19:  Return to work criteria, work practices and work restrictions, crisis strategies to mitigate staffing shortages

CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Regulations: provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas of those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19 have visited.

CDC Pregnancy Frequently asked questions

CDC Breastfeeding The CDC is recommending breastfeeding for all newborns, regardless of mother or newborn infection.

CDC Obstetric Infection Control Information for inpatient obstetric health care settings. Many hospitals are limiting the number of support persons allowed in labor and delivery, this may include midwives.

ACNM: Monitoring of the Covid-19 virus, continuously updated

HHS interim Guidelines for Telehealth Remote Communications: OCR  (Office of Civil Rights in Conjunction with HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) notification of interim approach to HIPPA rules as they apply to telehealth.

International Lactation Consultant Association Statements from many different international organizations regarding breastfeeding and mother/newborn contact when mother is infected.

WHO Interim guidance from the World Health Organization.

SMFM Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine COVID 19 updates. Note the March 13, ACOG/SMFM outpatient assessment tool for pregnant women suspected or confirmed to have COVID 19.

Aviva Romm, physician and former midwife, offers evidence-based and holistic information on her website for COVID 19 and pregnancy.

ACOG American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists COVID 19 practice advisory.

Evidence Based BirthFounder and CEO of Evidence Based Birth, Dr. Rebecca Dekker’s  Covid-19 Resource List 

Dr. Amy Johnson Grass  compilation of resources and articles pertaining to Covid-19 as they relate to Community Birth

SMFM Coding White Paper:A white paper  providing maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists interim coding guidance for telemedicine and remote patient monitoring services during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Telemedicine and Pregnancy Care :Women’s Health Policy’s paper on using Telemedicine during and after pregnancy

Research

AJOG Review Since COVID 19 is so new and there has not been enough time for significant research, this review published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, compares other similar coronavirus’.

Study focused on pregnant women and children A study comparing 14 non-pregnant adults, 41 pregnant, and 4 children, all diagnosed with COVID 19. The study found that pregnant women were more likely to not have a fever in the early stages of infection, but were more likely to have leukocytosis and an elevated neutrophil ratio. Although this was a small study, it is possible that the atypical symptoms, may make it more difficult or take longer to identify COVID 19 in pregnant women.

Clinical characteristics and vertical transmission of COVID 19 in pregnancy A small study found no evidence of vertical transmission to newborns. Amniotic fluid, newborn throat swab, cord blood and breastmilk all tested negative for the virus. All cases of COVID 19 infection were no more severe than non-pregnant population.

LitCovid :  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 1558 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

Pregnancy and Perinatal Outcomes of Women With Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pneumonia: A Preliminary Analysis:The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical manifestations and CT features of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia in 15 pregnant women and to provide some initial evidence that can be used for guiding treatment of pregnant women with COVID-19 pneumonia.

Neonatal infection A case review of neonatal infection at 36 hours after birth. Newborn symptoms were mild. It is not known if the newborn was infected by vertical transmission.