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COVID-19 resources for the sector

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We are continually collecting relevant online COVID-19 resources to add to our catalogue.

Below are examples of some recently added - but we are updating on a regular basis.

To check on on the most up-to date list...

 go to https://hepsa.calyx.net.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?q=covid

You can narrow down the results from links on the left hand side (by author, topic, format, etc).

COVID-19 resources recently added

General

Information for Taskforce on BBVs, Sexual Health and COVID-19

Aust Society for HIV, Viral Hep & Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), Sydney, 2020. Website
Taskforce structure and terms of reference plus links to major state, territory and international resources/organisations.

The COVID-19 pandemic update: transmission, herd immunity and is an exit strategy possible?

Kirby Institute, Sydney, 2020. Video: 1.08.58 hr
Prof. R MacIntyre focuses on epidemiology, pillars of public health disease control, health workers as high-risk group, and emerging evidence around asymptomatic and aerosol transmission. Also discusses: lockdown, social distancing, schools, universal face mask use and herd immunity myth.

Treatment related

Coronavirus and hepatitis

Hepatitis SA (HepSAy Blog),  Adelaide, 2020. 4p.
Outlines the specific risks and care/treatment options for people with hepatitis B or C. Includes links to major COVID-19 related websites.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and liver health conditions

Hepatitis Victoria, Melbourne, 2020. 2p.
General information about COVID and also how it may affect those who are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised.

COVID-19 response: pharmacotherapy services- information for prescribers and dispensers

Harm Reduction Victoria, Melbourne, 2020. Webpage
Advice and clinical guidance (Vic) related to working in the Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence sector during COVID-19 ( takeaway doses, 3rd party collection, Suboxone prescribing cap etc.)

Some helpful tips for people on pharmacotherapy: Methadone and Buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex)

Harm Reduction Victoria, Melbourne, 2020. 4p.
Information about different services that may be available from pharmacists and GPs in order to minimise risks around COVID transmission (e.g. longer scripts, more takeaways etc.). Scroll 1/2 way down page for info.

Groups & settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and information

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Canberra, 2020. Webpages
Information and links to a range of resources for Aboriginal communities developed by NACCHO and others - clinical resources, remote area travel restrictions, medication info, NACCHO communiques etc.

Australian health sector emergency response plan for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Canberra Aust Govt Dept of Health 2020. 43p.
Key issues to underpin all engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, inc  a guide for health care professionals for preparing communities and developing local operational plans.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub

Aust Federation of AIDS Organisations, Sydney, 2020. Webpages
Local and international information on the impact of COVID-19 on AFAO’s communities, inc. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander; trans, gender diverse and non-binary; sex workers; people who use drugs etc.

COVID-19 Information in LOTE

Hepatitis SA, Adelaide, 2020. Webpage
Collection of COVID-19 resources from the Federal Department of Health, SA Health, and SBS in languages other than English.

ASHM COVID-19 Taskforce interim recommendations regarding people who are incarcerated in criminal justice settings during the COVID-19 pandemic including those who are living with HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

ASHM COVID-19 Taskforce, Sydney, 2020. Webpage
Relevant information for clinicians and other healthcare providers to optimise health and wellbeing of people incarcerated in criminal justice settings during COVID-19 pandemic.

Lifestyle

Covid-19 social distancing and drug use: Will's story

ACON, Sydney, 2020. 3p
Will is a gay man who is 35 years old, he identifies as a person who injects drugs.  We spoke with Will about how he’s managing lifestyle changes at the moment, including changes to how he usually socialises and uses drugs.

M-m-m-my corona

Hepatitis SA (HepSAy Blog), Adelaide, 2020. 3p.
Coronavirus has revived old anxieties for Elle. Anxieties she had lived with for decades and of which she was relieved when her hepatitis C was cured in 2016. She shares her “corona experience”.

How well do you wash your hands?

Hepatitis Queensland, Brisbane, 2019.  Video 1.56 mins
Do you know how clean your hands really? This video puts handwashing to the test with the use of a UV light and Glitterbug solution.

Sex, intimacy and coronavirus

Thorne Harbour Health, Melbourne, 2020. 3p. factsheet
"While COVID-19 isn't a sexually transmitted infection, we've had a lot of questions from the community about how coronavirus may impact the way we hook up."

Sector education/training

How to reduce stress for healthcare workers during COVID-19 crisis

MD Magazine, Plainsboro NJ, 2020. 2p.
Explains how addressing the anxiety and fear healthcare personnel are currently facing could help maximize care, despite the unusually high volume of patients requiring critical care. Contains link to JAMA source article.

ASHM COVID-19 Taskforce interim recommendations regarding COVID-19 and adults living with chronic hepatitis B

Aust Society for HIV, Viral Hep & Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), Sydney, 2020. 6p.
Provides available, relevant information to clinicians and other healthcare providers to optimise the health and wellbeing of people living with chronic hep B during the COVID-19. Revised regularly.

ASHM COVID-19 Taskforce interim recommendations regarding COVID-19 and adults living with hepatitis C, or the complications of previous hepatitis C infection

Aust Society for HIV, Viral Hep & Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), Sydney, 2020. 7p.
Provides available, relevant information to clinicians and other healthcare providers to optimise the health and wellbeing of people living with hepatitis C or cirrhosis +/- HCC during the COVID-19 pandemic. Revised regularly.

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