COVID-19 McMaster Survival Guide

First published April 20, 2020.

The COVID-19 McMaster Survival Guide is a concise, comprehensive, easy to use, and practical manual discussing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It demonstrates the best practice and best evidence available at the time of publication.

The Guide addresses a range of different topics, including the clinical aspects, diagnostic approach, prevention, and management of COVID-19 and its disease spectrum.

The Guide will prove beneficial as a quick reference for internists, subspecialists, hospitalists, medical learners (students/residents), and allied health and other medical professionals in both the hospital and outpatient setting to help with patient management.

The authors have also included information on mental health, pregnancy, and palliative care in patients with COVID-19, which is not always found in the available guides. Most of the principles in the Guide are universal, depending on the medical resources available.

There are also useful links to videos, relevant articles, and PDFs from credible sources.

The Guide is based on the understanding that the COVID-19 situation is evolving on a daily basis and for that reason it will be updated regularly by the authors. New versions of the document will be available on this site as soon as they are released.

The Guide is a collective effort produced by McMaster experts in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and critical care, and a medical graduate.

To download the guide, click here (PDF, 1733 KB; July 5, 2021). Recently updated information is highlighted in red.

See also
  • COVID-19 resource hub Resources helpful in addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic.
  • Chapters on imaging in COVID-19 Two new chapters discussing the use of diagnostic imaging in the care for patients with COVID-19 are now part of the online edition and mobile apps of the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine.
  • Chapter on COVID-19 now available A new chapter discussing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been added to the online edition and mobile apps of the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine.

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