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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on critical care management of adult patients

Guidance for healthcare practitioners working in critical care environments and staff involved in the planning and delivery of critical care services.

19 page PDF

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19 page PDF

707.1 kB

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on critical care management of adult patients
Introduction

19 page PDF

707.1 kB

Introduction

The purpose of this guideline is to provide NHS Scotland with advice regarding the clinical management of critically ill patients with COVID-19 infection.

This guideline has been produced for:

  • Healthcare practitioners working in critical care environments
  • Staff involved in the planning and delivery of critical care services for the Scottish population

This guideline focuses on the clinical management of critically-ill patients with COVID-19 infection. For guidelines detailing the clinical management of all patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection, please see the Scottish Government’s Clinical Advice.

These recommendations have been developed in response to a rapidly changing global pandemic and are based on the currently available evidence and expert opinion, with rapid peer review as assurance. This guidance will be reviewed further as evidence-based care for COVID-19 positive patients becomes more established.

For case definitions please refer to the Health Protection Scotland (HPS) Guidance for Secondary Care.