Managing Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19


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Release Date : March 25 2020

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Our presentation of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign's Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) provides recommendations to support hospital clinicians managing critically ill adults with COVID-19 in the ICU. The target users of this guideline are frontline clinicians, allie health professionals, and policymakers involved in the care of patients with COVID-19 in the ICU.

The recommendations for the management of COVID-19 are organized around five topics:

  • Infection control
  • Laboratory diagnosis and specimens
  • Hemodynamic support
  • Ventilatory support
  • COVID-19 therapy
Learn about incorporating the correct infection control procedures and how to provide oxygen therapy among other courses of COVID-19 care.

The guidelines come from a panel of 36 experts from 12 countries who reviewed the literature and identified relevant and recent evidence on supportive care for COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Recommendations were generated based on the balance between benefit and harm, resource and cost implications, equity, and feasibility.

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