Shared Best Practices

A series of global protocols, guidelines and quick guides submitted by practitioners on the front lines to promote discussion and refine best practices for prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Contrast Ultrasound Society
This portal brings together the latest medical literature and training resources addressing delivery of ultrasound during the COVID-19 crisis.
Resources include protocols for appropriately imaging the heart, lungs and other organ systems in highly vulnerable patients.
Maimonides Emergency Medicine
Review this chest Point-of-Care-Ultrasound (POCUS) protocol.
Developed at the Maimonides Emergency Department in Brooklyn NY.
American College of Cardiology
Open access to a video library addressing emerging and persistent issues specific to cardiac effects of the COVID pandemic.
The library provides "quick tips for fast thinking" designed to train clinicians on how to approach cardiac assessment in COVID patients.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital
TICC-19 is a triage pathway for COVID-19 that integrates point-of-care ultrasound into the entire primary and secondary care network.
Developed at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, UK.
China Critical Ultrasound Research Group
CCUSG-Recommended treatment of severe new coronavirus pneumonia based on critical ultrasound
Translated by Thomas Jefferson University, this document is a comprehensive first-edition of findings in the role of ultrasound in COVID-19.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Brigham and Women’s Hospital COVID-19 Critical Care Clinical Guidelines
These guidelines are continually updated to reflect the latest experience from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The University of Arizona
Coronavirus assessment checklist
This checklist is designed to flag and triage potentially positive COVID-19 patients at the time of initial presentation.
University of Barcelona
Therapeutic Algorithm for COVID-19
This algorithm describes the role of imaging and therapy in the progression of disease severity.
Zhejiang University School of Medicine China
Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
This handbook details the experience at The First Affiliated Hospital (Zhejiang University School of Medicine China) during the first 2 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beaumont Hospital
COVID ICU Protocols
Dr. Bryan Reidy, Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Beaumont Hospital, shares his facility's ICU protocols.

Note: The proposed protocol below is based on expert suggestion but has yet to be validated by prospective trials.
Partners in Italy
COVID-19 Triage
This flowchart illustrates the workflow for pre-triage and COVID-19 suspected and confirmed patients.
Kindly shared by Dr. Cristiano Perani, Department of Emergency Medicine, ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy & Dr. Lorenzo Cristoni, Frimley Park Hospital, UK.

Facilitated by: Dr. Andy Walden Acute Medicine Consultant, Royal Berkshire Hospital and Dr. Joe Nunan, Ultrasound Fellow, Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Translation Acknowledgement to: Anna Calcagno RM, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals and Julia Herbertson RM, St George’s University Hospital.