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Guideline focus: COVID-19 rapid guideline on critical care (NICE)
This module takes you through the NICE coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rapid guideline: critical care in adults, providing resources to support their recommendations and patient scenarios to demonstrate key learning points.
After completing this module you should understand:
- Actions to take when admitting patients to hospital with possible coronavirus disease 2019
- Which groups of patients to consider for admission to critical care
- When to start, review, and stop critical care treatment
- Key principles for clinical decision making around critical care treatment
- Key aspects of service organisation which may help manage the critical care workload within your hospital, including provision of telephone advice, coordination of resources within and between hospitals, and the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) services.
In March 2020 NICE published their first three rapid guidelines on the care of people with suspected and confirmed COVID-19. The purpose of the NICE rapid guideline on critical care is to maximise the safety of patients who need critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, protect staff from infection, and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources. This module summarises the guideline content and provides brief summaries of some of the key resources referenced in the guideline. This module is based on guidance last accessed on the 18th May 2020.
Please be aware that this is a rapidly evolving situation and advice may change. We will be regularly checking and updating this module, but advise users to check for the latest versions of the NICE guideline and other source documents where appropriate.
Peer reviewed by:
Matt Morgan, Michael Stewart
19 May 2020
07 Apr 2020
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