IFMBE CED COVID-19 Resource Center

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we have gathered resources that will surely help our CE colleagues around the world. If you have something you'd like to share, please send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WHO and CED partnered to host a series of COVID-19 Critical Topic 1-hour webinars during May 2020. We successfully concluded the first season of webinars on May 22nd, 2020 with a summary Town Hall. If you wish to access all of the recordings and complimentary materials, please click here.


COVID-19 General Information

1 AAAS Substantial undocumented infection facilitates the rapid dissemination of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) article
2 American College of Emergency Physicians COVID-19 Physician Wellness
3 COVID-19 Resources Survey: Oxygen Systems (Username: biomedequipment & Password: facilityoxygen20)
4 EBSloane Coronavirus Analysis 11 March 2020
5 Estimating the number of infections and the impact of nonpharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries. Scientific Paper by the Imperial College.
6 European Commission - Coronavirus: Commission issues, questions and answers to help increase the production of safe medical supplies
7 Global CE COVID-19 Day 2020 Webinar
8 Hand Hygiene: Know the Facts
9 Hospital Operations During a Flattened COVID-19 Curve: Results of Planning for the Nth Patient in Los Angeles County
10 Infection prevention and control compliance in Tanzanian outpatient facilities: a cross-sectional study with implications for the control of COVID-19
11 Inside the coronavirus 'Ground Zero': Elmhurst Hospital in New York City 
12 Mexico: Anuncian alianza con hospitales privados para sumar camas ante covid-19
13 New England Journal of Medicine First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States article
14 Occurrence, prevention, and management of the psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers: rapid review and meta-analysis
15 PAHO COVID-19 Guidance and the Latest Research in the Americas
16 PAHO Orientación sobre la COVID-19 y últimas investigaciones en las Américas
17 SAMHSA announces COVID-19 grants for suicide prevention
18 The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19
19 Webinar Consideraciones de Fabricación de Ventiladores Mecánicos
20 WHO Africa Region COVID-19 Resources
21 WHO European Twitter Account
22 WHO Medical Devices Newsletter, April 2020
23 WHO's Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters


Clinical Engineering at the COVID-19 Forefront  

1 Andrea Garcia´s recognition to CE Professionals
2 Biomedical Engineers: The hidden heroes of the COVID-19 crisis!
3 Circular of the Creation of Biomedical Engineer and Technical Officer (Biomedical) Cadres in the Civil/Public Service in Asaba, Nigeria
4 Entrevista com Engenheiros Clínicos italianos sobre a situação da COVID-19
5 Estrategias adoptadas por departamentos de ingeniería clínica. Entrevista Ing. Mauricio Mieles
6 Global CE Journal Editor's Corner by Yadin David - April, 2020
7 Global CE Journal Editor's Corner by Yadin David - May, 2020
8 Héroes anónimos de la contingencia: Ingenieros Biomédicos
9 Interview with the Italian Clinical Engineers on the Coronavirus Situation
10 Rwandan biomedical engineers to produce ventilators
11 Thank you to the EBME/ Medical Engineers
12 Video: Rwandan engineers develop first locally made ventilator

Tools & Resources for COVID-19 Strategies

1 A protocol for detection of COVID-19 using CRISPR diagnostics
2 ASTHO's Healthcare Surge Capacity Planning—Modeling as a Decision-Making Tool for Public Health Officials
3 ASTM Standards & COVID-19 Resources
4 BMJ Learning: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Supporting online courses
5 Clinical Engineering Handbook Chapter 32 - Technology procurement
6 Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19 disease is suspected
7 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report – 82
8 Coronavirus SUS App from Government of Brazil
9 ECRI COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak Preparedness Center
10 Elective Procedure Readiness and Second Wave Preparedness
11 Emory School of Medicine COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool
12 ESRI’s Disaster Response Program
13 Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19
14 Handbook of COVID-19 on Prevention and Treatment
15 Harvard Business Review: Don’t Let Teamwork Get in the Way of Agility
16 Harvard Business Review: Lead Your Team Into a Post-Pandemic World
17 Harvard Business Review: The Pandemic Has Exposed the Fallacy of the “Ideal Worker”
18 Harvard Business Review: Which Covid-19 Data Can You Trust?
19 JHU offers plan to bolster health care during COVID-19
21 New NIST Resources Aid Searches of Coronavirus Dataset
22 NHS England and NHS Improvement Coronavirus
23 NHS England Coronavirus guidance for clinicians and NHS managers
24 Oxygen sources and distribution for COVID-19 treatment centers
25 Patient Unified Lookup System for the COVID-19 Pandemic
27 Resumo Das Principais Sugestões para Lidar com o Corona Vírus em Establecimentos de Saúde
28 Surge Capacity Bed Management Tools
29 Unique Staffing Models and Wellness of Caregivers During Surge
30 WHO Coronavirus Technical Resource Center
31 WHO Manual for Procurement of Diagnostics and Related Laboratory Items and Equipment
32 WHO Practical manual to set up and manage a SARI treatment centre and a SARI screening facility in health care facilities
33 WHO Procurement Process Resource Guide
34 Worldometer Coronavirus stat website


Medical Equipment for Clinical Management

1 A Framework for Rationing Ventilators and Critical Care Beds During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2 AAMI Emergency Use Ventilator (EUV) Design Guidance
3 ACCE Webinar: Medical Device Security Vulnerabilities and Disclosers
4 Complete GUIDE to Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Patients
5 Disposiciones para la adquisición y fabricación de ventiladores, durante la emergencia de salud pública por coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) by CENETEC & COFEPRIS (Mexico)
6 ECRI Webinar | Medication Safety During COVID-19: What Have We Learned?
7 Enforcement Policy for Ventilators and Accessories and Other Respiratory Devices During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency
8 European Commission: Refurbishment of Medical Equipment Report Report on Promising KETs-Based Product Nr. 4
9 FDA April 28 Letter to Manufacturers and Other Stakeholders
10 FDA Report on the Quality, Safety, and Effectiveness of Servicing of Medical Devices
11 Handle and Connect Medical Gas Cylinders Safely
12 IFIXIT Resources to repair mechanical ventilators
13 Implementation Guide for Rapid Integration of an Outpatient Telemedicine Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic
14 Is There Sufficient Evidence to Support the Use of Temporal Artery and Non-contact Infrared Thermometers in Clinical Practice? A Literature Review
15 Kaiser Permanente Medical Air and Oxygen Capacity
16 NASA creates a ventilator prototype in 37 days
17 NCBI Cleaning and disinfection of respiratory equipment
18 New York repair techs want access to ventilator manuals, schematics
19 Priority medical devices for COVID prevention, diagnostic and management
20 Rapid response to COVID-19: health informatics support for outbreak management in an academic health system
21 Recomendaciones técnicas para equipos de ventilación aplicados a pacientes con COVID-19
22 Remanufacturing: a potentially sustainable solution for increasing medical equipment availability
23 Requerimientos regulatorios para la fabricación rápida de ventiladores para atender crisis de COVID-19 Diseño & Desarrollo y Manufactura
24 Respiratory Management for Severe COVID-19 Patients Webinar by Philips.
25 Scientific Paper "Design and Prototyping of a Low-cost Portable Mechanical Ventilator" published by MIT
26 Thousands Of Lives Could Be Saved In The US During The COVID-19 Pandemic If States Exchanged Ventilators
27 UCL-Ventura breathing aid (CPAP) – Design and manufacturing package
28 WHO Priority medical devices for COVID prevention, diagnostic and management
29 Xerox set to mass-produce Vortran’s disposable emergency ventilators


Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

1 Coronavirus Update: Massive N95 Mask Sterilizing Machines Now Running On Long Island
2 Electronic personal protective equipment: A strategy to protect emergency department providers in the age of COVID-19
3 Experts detail how imaging providers can reuse scarce N95 masks up to 10 times
4 Scientific Paper: N95 Mask Decontamination using Standard Hospital Sterilization Technologies
5 Step-by-step instructions to make personal masks by Kaiser Permanente
7 Training and Fit Testing of Health Care Personnel for Reusable Elastomeric Half-Mask Respirators Compared With Disposable N95 Respirators
8 Webinar: Emergency Use Authorizations for the Decontamination of N95 Respirators by AAMI/3M/STERIS/ASP/Sterilucent/Batelle 


COVID-19 Funding Opportunities 

1 COECYTJAL (State of Jalisco, Mexico) offers funding for COVID-related projects.
2 CORFO Escalamiento en la Producción de Ventiladores Mecánicos
3 Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science
4 Plug and Play COVID-19 Accelerator
5 WHO, UN Foundation and partners launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund


In-Vitro Diagnostics and Laboratory 

1 Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1
2 CDC Emergency Use of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests During the COVID-19 Pandemic
3 CDC Emergency Use of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests During the COVID-19 Pandemic II
4 Coronavirus blood-clot mystery intensifies
5 COVID-19 and Postinfection Immunity: Limited Evidence, Many Remaining Questions
6 Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Different Types of Clinical Specimens
7 Early Safety Indicators of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in 5,000 Patients
8 FIND's Diagnostics for COVID-19
9 How to tell if an Antibody Test for COVID-19 is Useful in the Real World? 
10 In vitro diagnostics for COVID-19
11 Johns Hopkins SARS-CoV-2 Genetics
12 NIH Clinical Trial of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19 Begins.
13 Purchasing COVID-19 Serology Test Kits: A Guide for Physicians (and Patients)
14 The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide
15 The Royal College of Pathologists - COVID-19 Pandemic: Video-Based Learning
16 U.S National Library of Medicine Clinical Trials
17 UNESDOC Material testing laboratories



1 Adventist Health Hospital@Home
2 Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care
3 FCC Approves Fifth Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications
4 HHS Awards $20 Million to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic through Telehealth
5 Launch of the WHO Academy and the WHO Info mobile applications
6 Mount Sinai creates makeshift assembly line to convert sleep apnea machines into ventilators
7 physIQ, Department of Defense, and The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for The Advancement of Military Medicine Partner to Deploy Continuous Remote Monitoring Platform to Study COVID-19
8 Remote digital monitoring in clinical trials in the time of COVID-19
9 The Italian Doctor Flattening the Curve by Treating COVID-19 Patients in Their Homes
10 UH begins monitoring coronavirus patients remotely using a wristband
11 WHO Medical Device Innovation Site


International Content Repositories 

1 A practical COVID-19 resource for Emergency Medicine by Canada's Emergency Medicine Cases 
2 AAMI COVID-19 Updates
3 American College of Chest Physicians COVID-19: Updates and Resources
4 American Society for Microbiology
5 BioRxiv COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv
6 BRILL COVID-19 Collection
7 British Thoracic Society - COVID-19: information for the respiratory community
8 Center for Strategic International Studies COVID-19 Resources
9 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (USA): Podcast and Transcripts
10 College of American Pathologists, Recent Updates on COVID-19
11 COVID-19 in JACEP Open
12 ECRI COVID-19 Resource Center
13 Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center
14 Eur. Soc. of Rad. Important COVID-19 Resources for Radiologists
15 European CDC COVID-19 Content Repository
16 European Commission COVID-19 Dashboard for all European Countries
17 European Society of Radiology - Important COVID-19 Resources for Radiologists
18 FDA Press Announcements about COVID-19
19 IFMBE CED COVID-19 Resource Center
20 - COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources
21 Institute for Safe Medication Practice COVID-19 Resources
22 International Hospital Federation COVID-19 Content
23 International Radiology Society COVID-19 Resources for Radiologists
24 Italian Clinical Engineering Association COVID-19 Content Repository
25 Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Publications
26 Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Resource Center
27 Mathematica COVID-19 Resources
28 MedRxiv COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv
29 Ministerio della Salute FAQs COVID-19
30 National Institutes of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
31 Content Repository for COVID-19
32 NIH NLM LitCovid Content Repository
33 Physicians Weekly COVID-19 Resources
34 Rand Corporation COVID-19 Pandemic
35 RECONIB Content Repository (Spanish)
36 RSNA COVID-19 Imaging Data Sharing Survey
37 Scientific American Coronavirus Outbreak-Related Content
38 Scientific American Health & Medicine
39 Scientific American Health & Medicine - June, 2020 Issue
40 Society of Critical Care Medicine COVID-19 Resources
41 Society of Critical Care Medicine Emergency Response: COVID-19
42 Society of Critical Care Medicine, COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center
43 STAT Coronavirus Resource Center
44 The Commonwealth Fund COVID-19 Resource Center
45 The International Anesthesia Research Association open the COVID-19 resource center
46 The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre
47 The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine's Coronavirus Resources Collection
48 The New England Journal of Medicine's collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
49 The Royal College of Pathologists - COVID-19 Resources Hub
50 The Royal College of Pathologists COVID-19 Resources
51 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: HIPAA and COVID-19 Content Repository
52 WHO Coronavirus Technical Resource Center
53 WHO COVID-19 Resource Center
54 WHO publications on medical devices
55 Wiley Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access
56 Wiley Journal for Medical Virology


Relevant Feeds for the C-Suite

1 Accenture
2 Asian Development Bank COVID-19
3 Beckers Hospital Review
4 Brookings
5 CATO Institute
6 Centre for Economic Policy Research
7 Fierce Healthcare
8 Fierce Pharma
9 Foreign Policy Research Institute COVID-19 Resources
10 Forrester
11 Gartner
12 Health Affairs
13 Institut Montaigne COVID-19 Resources
14 International Hospital Federation
15 International Labour Organization
16 International Monetary Fund - Policy Responses To COVID-19
17 Kaiser Health News on COVID-19
18 Latin American & Caribbean Economic Association
19 McKinsey & Company
20 Modern Healthcare
21 Moody's Coronavirus Effect
22 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
23 Oxford Economics
24 The BMJ COVID-19 Latest news and resources
25 The International Monetary Fund and COVID-19
26 The Optimist from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
27 VOX CEPR Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
28 World Bank Group and COVID-19
29 World Economic Forum
30 World Trade Organization


Hacking Coronavirus Updates - Archives

1 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-06
2 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-07
3 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-09
4 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-10
5 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-13
6 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-14
7 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-15
8 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-16
9 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-17
10 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-20
11 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-21
12 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-22
13 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-23
14 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-24
15 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-27
16 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-28
17 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-29
18 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update Apr-30
19 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-01
20 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-04
21 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-05
22 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-07
23 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-08
24 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-11
25 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-12
26 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-13
27 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-14
28 CED Hacking COVID-19 Daily Update May-15


Special Recognition for all Healthcare Practitioners 

Very important that our community of medical device servicers -- around the globe -- receive recognition and support for their hard work.

Like the men and women who keep our military fleet of fighters, ships, tanks, and every last piece of electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical devices safe, reliable, and service-ready, the massive community of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMETs), Clinical Engineers (CEs), and Field Service Professionals (FEPs) are often working quietly on the front lines 24x7 in hospitals ensuring patients, physicians, and nurses have as many devices as possible saving lives, not sitting on shelves or in closets.

THANK YOU all for your hard and skillful work in the midst of this crisis.

Elliot Sloane & The IFMBE CED Board


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