Evidence to inform your Covid-19 response

Across the country, NHS library and knowledge services are working with clinicians and managers to inform the response to Covid-19. At BSUH we have already provided evidence reviews for staff on a range of topics, including:

  • The effects of COVID-19 on mortality and morbidity in BAME groups
  • Steroids for asthma exacerbations in children with COVID-19
  • Higher incidence of venous thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis in hospital inpatients with COVID-19
  • How to predict progression in COVID-19
  • COVID-19 and thrombotic and/or bleeding complications

Clinical librarians in other trusts are producing reports to answer their colleague’s questions, such as:

  • Advice on mental well-being during social isolation
  • Training volunteers to handle difficult conversations
  • Care of elderly patients with suspected Covid-19
  • Covid-19 and cardiac arrest – survival
  • National ethical guidelines for care provision in Covid-19 pandemic

We can help you find the answers to any question that comes up in relation to the outbreak, clinical or managerial. Request a rapid evidence review at: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/accessing-information/request-an-evidence-search/

And here is a short list of the resources we’ve found most useful in answering specific queries:

Contact us on bsuh.library@nhs.net for further guidance