Convalescent Plasma Therapy for the Treatment of COVID-19 : A Review of Clinical Effectiveness

Convalescent plasma (CP) therapy is an intervention where plasma is collected from recovered COVID-19 patients in the hope that the disease-specific antibodies could help the recipient recover from COVID-19. Evidence on the effectiveness of CP therapy for the treatment of COVID-19 is still in the early stages. This report summarizes the current evidence and it […]

Strategies Used by Long-Term Care Facilities to Maintain Communication With Essential Care Partners During a Pandemic or Infectious Disease Outbreak

With visitor restrictions implemented in the hope of reducing COVID-19 transmission, long-term care (LTC) facilities have been faced with finding alternative ways to maintain communication with residents’ essential care partners. This report provides a summary of identified literature on communication strategies that have been implemented during a pandemic or infectious outbreak to facilitate communication between […]

Long-Term Care Personal Support Workers’ Resilience and Wellness

Challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased concern for the resilience and wellness of unregulated personal support workers (PSWs) in long-term care facilities. This report summarizes identified literature on interventions that have been implemented to improve the well-being of unregulated PSWs. Link to Report Long-Term Care Personal Support Workers’ Resilience and Wellness