COVID-19 Useful Resources

RCPA endorsed COVID-19 terms, RCPA, 15 July 2020

Letter to RCPA from Australian Government Department of Health: Provision of COVID19 Employment-related Pathology Tests, 7 May, 2020

Rapid research information forum, The predictive value of serology testing, Letter from Chief Scientist, 30 April 2020

COVID-19: Postmortem Diagnostic and Biosafety Considerations

COVID19 Autopsies, Oklahoma, USA AJCP

Email Guideline on Text Messaging Negative/Non-Detected COVID-19 PCR Test Results, RCPA, 20 April 2020

National principles for clinical education during the COVID19 Pandemic, AHPRA, 20 April 2020

NPAAC Guidelines for COVID19 PoCT, Australian Government Department of Health, 20 April 2020

Guidance for managing National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) participants during the COVID-19 Pandemic

PHLN statement on point-of-care serology testing for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)

PHLN guidance on laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)

PHLN statement on emergency testing provisions for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)

Communicable Disease Network Guidelines for Corona Virus

Australian Government advice for Health Professionals including Pathologists

Introduction of MBS item 69485-Microbiology Test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) factsheet

St Vincents Hospital Sydney_Contact and droplet PP

RCPA Advice to Anatomical Pathology (AP) and Forensic Pathology (FP) Fellows and Trainees - April2020

Commonwealth advice on response to COVID-path accreditation process

Autopsy in suspected COVID-19 cases - Journal of Clinical Pathology

The above resources are current at the time of posting and subject to change. For enquiries, please contact each organisation directly.

DOH COVID-19 Infection Control Training

The above resources are current at the time of posting and subject to change. For enquiries, please contact each organisation directly.

Strategies for responding to stress experienced by hospital staff

AMA Advocacy to support doctors in training during the Covid 19 response

The above resources are current at the time of posting and subject to change. For enquiries, please contact each organisation directly.

Alice Springs Pathology Department playing a critical role during COVID-19, News Corp Australia, 18 May 2020

Chief scientist warns against serology for identifying past COVID infection, Australian Doctor, 5 May 2020

When it comes to coronavirus testing, not all tests are created equal, ABC News, 5 May 2020

Questions over some coronavirus tests, ABC 730 Report, 4 May 2020

Pathway: your COVID questions answered, April 2020

Nationwide collaboration in New Zealand to provide high levels of diagnostic testing for COVID-19, New Zealand Doctor, 21 April 2020

Health Ministry urges the public not to rely on IgM/IgG rapid tests for diagnosis of COVID-19, Fiji Village News, 20 April 2020

Covid-19: How far away is blood testing? RNZ, 17 April 2020.

Coronavirus: How far away is blood testing? (Radio), RNZ, 17 April 2020

Patients avoiding hospital urged to maintain life-saving regimens, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 April 2020

Coronavirus in Ballarat: oncology teams offer reassurance as cancer does not stop for COVID-19, The Courier, 13 April 2020

Critically ill patients risk their lives to avoid hospital visits, The Age, 13 April 2020

RCPA CEO Dr Debra Graves addresses reluctance to go to for pathology tests over COVID-19 fears:
ABC News Breakfast, 12/04/20
Sunrise on 7, 12 April 2020
SBS World News, 11 April 2020
2GB Radio Network, 10 April 2020

Don’t miss important medical appointments, Retail Pharmacy Magazine, 10 April 2020

The workers handling 1500 samples of COVID a day, The Daily Telegraph, 04 April 2020

RCPA Fellow & Microbiology AC Chair, Dr Lynette Waring discusses rapid COVID-19 testing, Saturday Night with Dr Sally Cockburn on 2GB, 04 April 2020

GP’s face $20k fines for using sereology tests to diagnose coronavirus, Australian Doctor, 03 April 2020

Pathologists warn against new rapid test for ‘’early’’ COVID-19 infection, Australian Financial Review, 01 April 2020

COVID-19 Pathology testing - your questions answered - The Medical Republic, 27 March 2020

Inside Canberra’s coronavirus testing lab, Canberra Times, 21 March 2020

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