COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines–General

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American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation statement on perioperative testing for the COVID-19 virus

Date: 2020 Dec 8
Developer: American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)/Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)

Guideline Focus
Perioperative testing for COVID-19

Patient Population
Patients undergoing non-emergent surgery

Major Interventions

  • Screening prior to presentation at health care facility
  • Management of elective surgery scheduling for patients with a positive test
  • Non-test-based

Defining and managing COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis: the 2020 ECMM/ISHAM consensus criteria for research and clinical guidance

Date: 2020 Dec 14
Developer: European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM)/International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM)

Guideline Focus
Management of the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA)

Patient Population
Patients with CAPA

Major Interventions

  • CAPA characteristics and host factors
  • Laboratory, imaging, and diagnostic procedure considerations
  • Clinical management principles
  • First-line treatment options and therapeutic drug monitoring

BTS/ICS guidance: respiratory care in patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure associated with COVID-19

Date: 2021 Jan 18
Developer: British Thoracic Society (BTS)

Guideline Focus
Management of respiratory failure from COVID-19

Patient Population
Patients with COVID-19

Major Interventions

  • Role of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO), and non-invasive ventilation therapy (NIV)
  • Criteria for escalation of care
  • Specifications for Respiratory Support Units, including structure, treatment availability, staffing, equipment, and governance
  • Respiratory support algorithm

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