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These documents and Power Points are intended for clinicians taking care of adult patients with co-morbidities that require aerosolized treatments or with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. It is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen clinical management of these patients and provide up-to-date guidance. Best practices to optimize supportive care for severely ill patients is essential as we battle COVID-19.

COVID-19 Clinical Management

Explanation of each document attached:

  1. (PDF) Tracheostomy considerations during the COVID-19 Outbreak
  2. (PDF) Guidance of prone positioning for conscious COVID-19 patients may be beneficial in improving oxygenation, reducing the need for invasive ventilation and potentially even reducing mortality study finds.
  3. (Video) Guidelines for Decreasing Aerosol Producing Medical Interventions During Covid-19 Crisis.
  4. (PDF) Adult guidelines for inhaled medications covers the rationale for changing aerosol nebulizers
  5. (PDF) Nursing Guidelines for a respiratory assessment with active or suspected COVID-19 covers:
    1. Initial assessment
    2. Aerosol Nebulization
    3. Metered dose Inhalers (MDI)
    4. Steroid Use
    5. Oxygen Therapy
    6. Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)
  6. (PDF) Clinical Management of severe acute respiratory infection when COVID-19 is suspected covers:
    1. Screening and Triage
    2. Implementation of immediate infection prevention and control measures
    3. Collection of Specimens for Laboratory diagnosis
    4. Management of COVID-19 mild & severe
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