Intensive care management

A high proportion of COVID-19 infected patients who are admitted to hospital go on to require intensive care management. Published authors have identified some of the key challenges of providing ITU care, which are summarised below with linked resources:

Challenges (1)

Despite clear challenges, the WHO has made recommendations on clinical care of COVID-19, those pertaining directly to ITU care are summarised below:

Recommended management:

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References

1. Phua J et. al. Intensive care management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): challenges and recommendation. Lancet Respir Med. April 2020. [ePub ahead of print] Available from: https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2213-2600%2820%2930161-2

2. World Health Organisation. Clinical management of COVID-19, Interim Guidance. May 2020. [Online] Available from: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/clinical-management-of-covid-19 [Accessed 10th June 2020]

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