The All Wales Guideline for the Management of patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 in the Community during winter 2020/21 and toolkit is now available to clinicians and managers across Wales.
The All Wales COVID-19 guideline for managing patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in the community has been developed to support primary, community, and pre-hospital services. The guideline will help clinicians, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare professionals to determine which patients should be managed at home with specific safety-netting advice, and which patients should be admitted to hospital.
The guideline has been developed with primary care representatives, WAST, and respiratory specialists across each of the seven Health Boards, and is supported and endorsed by AMD's and Welsh Government.
The purpose of the programme is to help manage COVID-19 infection and provides a toolkit comprising of easy to access video-based education, resources, and updates to healthcare professionals and managers in the community. It is expected to go through a number of iterations throughout the winter period and users will need to be informed of these changes.
The guideline will undergo a nationally coordinated dissemination and implementation programme to deliver its three key aims:
1) To allocate the right resources to the right people at the right time
2) To ensure selected patients are monitored with safety netting to detect deterioration early
3) To help ensure patients have a COVID infection status prior to hospital admission to reduce hospital transmission where possible.
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Institute of Clinical Science and Technology (ICST)