INFORMATION FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Information to help you talk to patients about COVID-19, treatment options, and available clinical trials.
This webpage is for use by physicians and other healthcare providers to answer patients' questions about COVID-19. It features links to important information to help you access the most current treatment guidelines and inpatient and outpatient clinical trials.
If you have patients who are COVID-19 positive, connect them to a clinical trial or find a treatment option.
There are several clinical trials to test experimental treatments for patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 who are not hospitalized, as well as hospitalized patients with a severe case of the disease. These treatments range from monoclonal antibodies to reduce the duration of symptoms to blood thinners to reduce life-threatening cardiovascular or pulmonary complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for several treatments. When discussing treatment options with patients who have a positive COVID-19 test, the following links can help you present the latest information.
OUTPATIENT TREATMENT TRIALS
Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 can help in the search for effective treatments. Researchers in hundreds of trials are looking for volunteers that represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, and age, including those with comorbidities that can affect the course of the disease.
If you are looking for a treatment trial for outpatients or to learn more, click here:
Your patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can help others recover and regain their health by donating antibody-rich plasma that may be used as a treatment option. The link below contains information on the process of donating convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19.
Many partners worldwide are working to create vaccines and other preventives to lessen the spread of COVID-19. You can find information on the latest vaccine and prevention efforts here.
A critical part of the control of COVID-19 is safe and effective vaccines. Physicians and other healthcare providers can help speed the vaccine development process by encouraging healthy patients and those who have positive COVID-19 antibody tests to consider participating in vaccine trials. It is important for trial participants to include a representation of the American population as a whole, including patients from diverse races, ethnicities, genders, and ages. The link below provides information about current vaccine trials.
Patients who think they have some of the COVID-19 symptoms or know they have been exposed to someone who has the virus might want to talk to their healthcare provider about getting tested. The link below provides information about the tests that are available and where patients can go to get tested.