COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines–Infection Control

If we can assist your organization in the battle against COVID-19, whether or not you are a current member, please contact us today at clientservices@ecri.org.

Guidance for inpatient infection control management of patients receiving acute non-invasive ventilation and long-term ventilation during and beyond COVID-19

Date: 2020 Oct 14
Developer: British Thoracic Society (BTS)

Guideline Focus
Infection control management of patients receiving non-invasive and long-term ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patient Population
Patients receiving non-invasive and long-term ventilation

Major Interventions

  • Stratification of patient risk level (high, medium, or low)
  • Isolation, circuit, and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirement based on risk level

Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines on infection prevention for health care personnel caring for patients with suspected or known COVID-19

Date: 2020 Jul 27
Developer: Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Guideline Focus
Infection prevention for healthcare personnel (HCP)

Patient Population
HCP caring for patients with suspected or known COVID-19

Major Interventions

  • Masking considerations in routine and contingency or crisis capacity settings
  • Guidance on use of double gloves and shoe coverings
  • Role of N95 respirators and face shields during aerosol-generating procedures

Australian guidelines for SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention and control of COVID-19 in healthcare workers. Version 1.0

Date: 2021 Jun 9
Developer: National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

Guideline Focus
Prevention of SARS-COV-2 infection in healthcare workers

Patient Population
Healthcare workers who are in direct patient/resident/client-facing roles with individuals who may be infected with COVID-19

Major Interventions

  • Indications for use of eye protection and P2/N95 respirators
  • Adherence to standard and transmission-based precautions
  • Role of fit testing and access to P2/N95 respirators
  • Risk assessment of transmission of COVID-19 to healthcare workers

For access to additional guidelines, check out and search the entire ECRI Guidelines Trust® (EGT), a repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Return to the ECRI COVID-19 Resource Center