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    COVID-19 Resources

    Aerosols in the era of COVID-19 – free resources from ISAM

    ISAM is committed to support health care workers and scientists during these challenging times by providing free-to-access educational resources on aerosol-related issues in the era of COVID-19. These resources are accessible to all from the main ISAM webpage. Be well and stay healthy!

     

    Reducing Aerosol-Related Risk of Transmission in the Era of COVID-19 an Interim  Guidance Endorsed by the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine

    Based on many questions received about safety of medical aerosol with COVI-19, experts in the field have put together a short review to address how aerosol might be safely administered with minimal risk to health care providers. This review was published by the Journal of Aerosols Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery. Read the full text:

    Reducing Aerosol-Related Risk of Transmission in the Era of COVID-19 Reducing Aerosol-Related Risk of Transmission in the Era of COVID-19 (77 KB)

     

    Urgent Appeal from International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) During COVID-19

    Posted June 30, 2020

    Clinical Decision Makers and Governmental Agencies Should Consider the Inhaled Route of Administration: A Statement from the ISAM Regulatory and Standardization Issues Networking Group
    This Letter to the Editor was published by the Journal of Aerosols Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery. Read the full text:

    Urgent appeal from ISAM to consider the inhaled route Urgent appeal from ISAM to consider the inhaled route (82 KB)

     

    Breathing Is Enough: For the Spread of Influenza Virus and SARS-CoV-2 by Breathing Only

    Posted June 30, 2020

    A Letter to the Editor by Gerhard Scheuch published by the Journal of Aerosols Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery. Read the full text:

    Breathing is Enough Breathing is Enough (72 KB)

     

    Inhaled budesonide (glucocorticoid) appears to be an effective treatment for early COVID-19 infection

    Posted April 12, 2021

    Findings of the paper below require urgent validation and dissemination, especially in the setting of a treatment given early that is widely available and relatively safe. Read the full text of the paper published in 'The Lancet Respiratory Medicine' on April 8, 2021:

    https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2213-2600(21)00160-0 

     

    Previous COVID-19 Webinars

    Aerosol-transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Simulation of virus exposure and aerosol behaviour in indoor environments

    Presented on April 29, 2021

    Presented by Dr. sc. nat. Michael Riediker, Director at Swiss Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (SCOEH), CH-8404 Winterthur, Switzerland

    2021 SARS-COV-2 Aerosol Transmission Michael Riediker 2021 SARS-COV-2 Aerosol Transmission Michael Riediker (4951 KB)

    View the presentation on YouTube  

     

    Breathing Is Enough: For the Spread of Influenza Virus and SARS-CoV-2 by Breathing Only

    Presented on July 20, 2020

    Presented by Dr. Gerhard Scheuch, CEO of GS-Bio-Inhalation

    2020 July 20 Webinar 2020 July 20 Webinar (2611 KB)

    View the presentation on YouTube

     

    Face mask and respirator effectiveness: Limiting exposures to airborne pathogens during COVID-19 and beyond"

    Presented on Monday, June 1, 2020

    Co-Presented by Conor Ruzycki, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, and Phillip Clapp, PhD,Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    June 2020 ISAM Webinar Slides June 2020 ISAM Webinar Slides (113210 KB)

    View the presentation on YouTube

     

    Evidence based recommendations on preventing nosocomial transmission for clinicians while taking care for coronavirus infected patients

    Presented by Jie Li, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS

    Associate Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator

    Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences-Division of Respiratory Care, Rush University

    2020 COVID-19 Presentation Slides 2020 COVID-19 Presentation Slides (5725 KB)

    2020 July 20 Webinar 2020 July 20 Webinar (2611 KB)

    Reducing Aerosol-Related Risk of Transmission in the Era of COVID-19 Reducing Aerosol-Related Risk of Transmission in the Era of COVID-19 (209 KB)

    View the presentation on YouTube