Staff COVID-19 Information

The following information is for National Maternity Hospital Staff only and has been added to the Internet so staff can access this information outside of the hospital or on their mobile device.

Notes from the RCOG guidance for healthcare workers looking after pregnant women (Prof Grainne Flannelly)

Videos Below

Further information for staff is available on the Intranet (only accessible from a NMH computer)

Staff COVID-19 Information

This information resource has been developed for NMH staff to provide information on COVID-19

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Video

Personal Protective Equipment - when and what to use and where?

Advice on when we need to use PPE and exactly what PPE to use in different areas or patient interactions here at the NMH.

Donning and Removing Respiratory Mask - Video

Collection of Nasopharyngeal Specimens with the Swab Technique

Links to Online Resources

Clinical Summaries*

BMJ Best Practice (access now - available to everyone within the Republic of Ireland)

UpToDate alert (create a personal account on the HSE network)

Coronavirus: novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Free. Note: for other CK content, please login via OpenAthens

*Comprehensive topic reviews including diagnosis, treatment options, complications and prognosis, screening and prevention.


Cochrane Special Collections
Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures
Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care

Cochrane Systematic Review
Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff

HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre 
Guidance for healthcare workers and professionals

Department of Health, England
Guidance for healthcare professionals 

World Health Organisation (main site)
WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Association of Anaesthetists COVID-19 guidance

Virus data

Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus (hCoV-19)

Clinical Trials

Clinical Studies related to coronavirus (from

WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform:
COVID-19 Health Topic

Publishers content freely available


Springer Nature

The New England Journal of Medicine


The Lancet

Wiley Online Library
Taylor and Francis Group

JAMA Network

Oxford University Press


Sources:  HSELibrary ; RCSI LibGuide