Clinical management of patients with COVID-19: Initial approach to the acutely ill patientCopy linkLink copied!
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
· explain the COVID-19 care pathway, including screening, isolation, acuity-based triage and patient release from the pathway;
· describe the integrated interagency routine facility triage tool and its application to adult and pediatric triage;
· describe key elements in designating a resuscitation area in an emergency unit;
· use the WHO medical emergency checklist in the management of a seriously ill patient;
· relate the components of the ABCDE systematic approach to the acutely ill patient;
· list the components of the SAMPLE history;
· explain the structure, organization and application of the ABCDE systematic approach for the acutely ill patient;
· identify key causes, signs and symptoms and management for: acute airway obstruction, difficulty in breathing, poor perfusion and shock and altered mental status; and
· discuss special considerations and management differences for the acutely ill paediatric patient presenting with: acute airway obstruction, difficulty in breathing, poor perfusion and altered mental status.