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First published in 2020, this toolkit is intended for clinicians working in acute care, managing adult and paediatric patients with acute respiratory infection, including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and septic shock. The main objective is to provide key tools for use in the care of critically ill patients – from hospital entry to hospital discharge.
The 2022 updated version includes new tools and adapted algorithms, checklists, memory aids for COVID-19 and influenza, and the latest clinical evidence regarding clinical management of SARI. It is intended to help clinicians care for SARI patients: from epidemiology of severe acute respiratory infections, screening and triage, infection prevention and control, monitoring of patients, laboratory diagnosis, principles of oxygen therapy and different types of ventilation (invasive and non-invasive), as well as antimicrobial and immunomodulator therapies, to ethical and quality of care assessments.
“Integrated Triage for Ambulatory Settings in the Context of COVID-19” is a novel decision support tool designed to safely and effectively direct all patients who present to the clinical setting to appropriate care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This tool presents an algorithm that integrates screening, physical triage and cohorting, and infection prevention and control (IPC) with clinical triage principles to prioritize patients based on acuity. Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian coming soon.
Webinar 3: COVID-19 Across the continuum of care with Emily Headrick, Bridget Lorato Mphusu, Nguyen Thi Thu Nam, Lee Wallis, and Mathew Thuku, moderated by Kate Douglass.
This algorithm is intended to help clinicians at the point of care initiate oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19. Based on efficacy data, nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (NMV/r) is the preferred agent, followed by molnupiravir.
The algorithm was created by USAID Implementing partners EpIC, RISE, STAR-UCSF.
Webinar 2: COVID diagnostics and therapeutics with Magelda Montoya Cruz, Dr. Moses Bateganya, Dr. Anicet Dahourou, and Dr. Prashant Singh.
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The COVID-19 CARE pathway is designed to be a living tool to support health care workers visualize the current clinical and therapeutic recommendations to be considered in the care plan for patients with COVID-19.
Liquid oxygen assessment tools
Oxygen and COVID-19 Response Rapid Assessment Tool - Hospital Facilities
Oxygen and COVID-19 Response Rapid Assessment Tool - Primary Care Facilities
This document offers a framework that health care workers of all disciplines can use to navigate their health care system and serves as a guide to connect patients infected with and affected by COVID-19 to comprehensive, high-quality, and equitable care.
Este cartão é editado e atualizado continuamente (últimas atualizações indicadas nas versões abaixo). O cartão também está disponível em inglês, espanhol e francês e destina-se a ser usado em dispositivos móveis ou impresso em cartolina e depois dobrado. Versões de 8,5 x 11 polegadas estão disponíveis mediante solicitação. Este auxílio visual contém resumos informativos de conceitos-chave em cuidados respiratórios para fornecimento de oxigênio não invasivo e ventilação mecânica.
This card is edited and updated continuously (last updates indicated in the versions below). The card is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese & French and is intended to be used on mobile devices or printed on cardstock and then folded. 8.5x11 inch versions are available upon request. This visual aid contains informative summaries of key concepts in respiratory care for both non-invasive oxygen delivery and mechanical ventilation.
This systematic review and expert discussion by Rich Kallet, RRT analyzes whether COVID-19–associated respiratory failure is essentially ARDS and response to noninvasive ventilation among many other debates from the past year.
This document outlines the quality assurance and risk mitigation activities implemented by the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project led by FHI 360 to provide assurance for the quality of medical oxygen procured by FHI 360 with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Para apoyar a las enfermeras que necesitan capacitación cruzada para cuidar a los pacientes con COVID-19, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) ha puesto este curso de aprendizaje electrónico a disposición de todas las enfermeras, sin cargo, para brindar recursos vitales durante este momento desafiante. Aquí está la versión en español del curso. La versión en inglés está disponible en AANC.org
In this course you will learn about:
- Basic physiology of oxygen transport
- How pulse oximeters work
- How to use a pulse oximeter, including the Lifebox pulse oximeter
- Using a systematic approach to manage hypoxemia in severe acute respiratory infections (SARI)
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
· Discuss appropriate use of lab tests and imaging for COVID-19 patients
· Explain rationale and list indications for oxygen therapy;
· Appropriately utilize pulse oximetry in evaluation & management of COVID19
· Classify a patient with COVID-19 as mild, moderate or severe & identify risk factors for progression
· Discuss considerations for home care
· Discuss indications for antimicrobial use in COVID-19 patients
· Recognize and manage common acute and chronic infections that may overlap with COVID-19
These guidelines are intended to help providers with the evaluation and treatment of severe cases of Covid-19 in children. Covid-19 and Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MISC) in children have overlapping features. This resource helps to distinguish these two pathways.