COVID-19

The ISHLTConnect COVID-19 Community is an open community, including ISHLT members and ISHLT non-members. If you are a non-member and wish to participate in the discussion, please click here to complete the registration form for a temporary guest account.

The purpose of the Community is to allow healthcare professionals to engage with peers, share resources and experiences.

  • Current COVID-19 recommendations
  • Prevention of COVID-19 infection in transplant recipients
  • Management of transplant recipients COVID-19 infection, including decisions regarding immunosuppression
  • Donor evaluation and selection strategies, including donor testing algorithms
  • Waitlist management for transplant candidates including the safety of desensitization protocols and temporary inactivation

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Latest Discussion Posts

  • ISHLTConnect Rules, Etiquette, and Privacy Guidelines   Thank you for being part of the ISHLTConnect community! This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in ongoing conversations. ...

  • This discussion is intended to be a place to collect links to COVID-19 web resources, publications and advisories with relevance to transplant.  It will be updated periodically.  Please post recommendations to edit or add to this list. Guidance Documents ...

  • Dear Colleagues I am looking for someone who is familiar with the COVID-19 Stress Scale designed by Taylor et al to measure COVID-related anxiety and distress. (Taylor S, Landry CA, Paluszek MM, Fergus TA, McKayd D & Asmundson GJG. Development and initial ...

  • Dear COVID-19 forum: Early in the pandemic (March-May), our institution had a dedicated airway/procedural team for COVID-19 patients. It allowed us to concentrate expertise in PPE and management within a small group. Since then, we've done away with ...

  • Dear colleagues,  The ISHLT COVID-19 Task Force met recently and revised the COVID-19 guidance document with a main emphasis on donor and recipient selection for cardiothoracic transplant and lung transplant listing criteria for COVID-19 related ...