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Covid-19 HSE Clinical Guidance and Evidence

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COVID-19 Training Resources in HSELanD
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Health and Social Care Professions (HSCP) 

  • Clinical Resources

  • Operational Documents

Resource Pack for COVID-19 Clinical (Community) Assessment Hubs: 

Putting on and taking off PPE in acute healthcare settings Intravenous Administration of Medications for Nurses and Midwives
Putting on and taking off PPE in community settings Performing Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation
Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control National Sepsis e-Learning programme (for non-pregnant adult patients)
Hand hygiene Pronouncement Expected Death by Registered Nurses
Putting on and taking off PPE in community healthcare settings Integral valve oxygen cylinder guide
Aseptic Non Touch Technique COVID 19 Overview 
National Decontamination Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for COVID-19
Irish Maternity Early Warning System (IMEWS) Patient Observation COVID-19 
Care of adults and children with asthma - an elearning education programme for healthcare professionals Investigations. COVID-19 
Guide to fluid balance  
Elsevier Clinical Skills (no login required)

This resources is openly available to all Irish healthcare staff. It provides access to training in 37 skills, including;    

Assessment of Breathing Oxygen Therapy: Applying Nasal Mask
Blood Pressure Recording: Electronic Sphygmomanometer Oxygen Therapy: Humidified Oxygen
Blood Pressure Recording: Manual Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Oxygen Therapy: Non-rebreathe Mask
Body Temperature Measurement: Axillary (Child) Oxygen Therapy: Simple Face Mask
Body Temperature Measurement: Tympanic (Child) Oxygen Therapy: Venturi System
Breathless Patient – Positioning Patient Education: Temperature Measurement
Cardiac Monitoring Patient Transfers: To Other Facilities/Units or Hospitals
Care of a Patient During a Seizure Respiration Assessment (Child)
Fluid Balance – Monitoring Temperature Recording: Disposable Chemical Thermometer Axilla
Hand Washing Temperature Recording: Tympanic Thermometer
Nutritional Assessment Use of Apron and Non-sterile Gloves
Opening the Airway Use of Masks
Access all skills module

HSE Library Resources

In this section we provide links to freely accessible COVID-19 information resources provided through HSE Library Services. Please visit the HSE Library website for a comprehensive list of resources.   

BMJ Best Practice*
Cochrane Library
Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19 (GMCC)
John Hopkins Medicine
Medicines Complete*

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome:



World Health Organisation


*Note: To fully access UpToDate, BMJ Best Practice and Medicines Complete, you will need an Athens Account. If you have any questions on accessing these resources please contact the HSE Library Virtual Desk or your local HSE Library.

National Health Library & Knowledge Service. Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: