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Mass General Treatment Guidance for COVID-19

In This Article

  • Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians offer resources on the evaluation and treatment of COVID-19
  • The guidance span inpatient and outpatient recommendations across service lines
  • The Department of Psychiatry has developed a Guide to Mental Health Resources with a particular emphasis on materials that will be of use to providers and those they serve

Clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital are collecting and curating resources to help medical professionals stay up to date during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources span across services and provide guidance on evaluations, recommended lab work, medications and documentation of patients under investigation for and confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.

This is an overview of some of the guidance, resources and protocols being utilized across the hospital:

Inpatient Care Recommendations

The following links provide updates for inpatient care recommendations for COVID-19. These documents are dated and updated as new information becomes available.

The full list of inpatient care recommendations can be found here and documents can also be found in Spanish.

Additionally, outpatient recommendations have also been developed (in English and in Spanish).

Obstetrics Recommendations

According to clinicians from Mass General Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, most COVID-19 advice for pregnant women is similar to the advice for the general population. The team has compiled information to assist in the care for pregnant patients.

ECMO Recommendations

Clinicians at the Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center are utilizing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a rescue therapy for severely ill COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) patients. The team has compiled protocols and strategies, and have discussed how ECMO has been used as a rescue therapy.

Guide to Mental Health Resources

The Mass General Department of Psychiatry has curated a set of resources with an emphasis on materials that will be of use to providers and those they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide has six main categories:

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