As a healthcare professional, you make it your mission to deliver safe, cost-effective care. ECRI supports you in this mission. Our interdisciplinary staff is here to help you address your most challenging issues in your preparation and response to COVID-19. We have compiled some free resources below to assist you. Additional comprehensive content is available on our membership websites. Please contact us to learn more. 

COVID-19 resource collections

Visit these COVID-19 resource pages often for the latest information and life-saving resources.

Hospitals & health systems

Ambulatory & outpatient care

  • Hand Hygiene: Proper hand hygiene can reduce the spread of COVID-19. This guidance article provides healthcare workers in the ambulatory and outpatient care settings a detailed set of guidelines for proper hand hygiene.
  • Infection Prevention & Control: This guidance article provides an overview of infection prevention and control in the ambulatory and outpatient care setting. Strategies provided in this document can help to reduce infection-related liability by being able to demonstrate that the office has effective policies and procedures in place to prevent and manage infections.

External resources

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) | No-Touch Modalities for Disinfecting Patient Rooms in Acute Care Settings: A Rapid Review: The healthcare field is struggling with urgent questions about how to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program has rapidly summarized the current available evidence in response to urgent questions about promising options to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Centers for Disease Control | COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operation: Reference document for how to plan and operationalize a vaccination response to COVID-19. This is designed for state, territorial, and local public health programs and their partners.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health Emergency | COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist: This checklist is adapted from a variety of HHS Pandemic Influenza Pandemic Planning resources. It identifies specific activities your jurisdiction can do now to prepare for, respond to, and be resilient in the face of COVID-19.
  • Centers for Disease Control | Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives Poster: Printable posters that can be used to help raise awareness about handwashing in highly visible public areas, such as schools, workplaces, and restrooms. They are designed for all audiences, and some are available in multiple sizes and languages.

Consulting & certification programs

Resources for healthcare professionals

Our free resources include emergency preparedness and infection control guidelines, checklists, and tools; supply chain resources, and guidance for aging care facilities. Additional resources and services are available through ECRI’s membership programs. Contact us today to learn more.

* All material in this COVID-19 Resource Center,, is protected by copyright, and all rights are reserved under international and Pan-American copyright conventions. However, in light of current circumstances, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ECRI will permit the ECRI content accessible from this COVID-19 Resource Center to be reproduced and shared, in whole or in part, for non-commercial purposes only. If you desire to reproduce or share content from third-party sources cited within this Center, you must first seek approval from that third-party source.