COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines–Long-Term Care

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COVID-19 long-term care facility guidance

Date: 2020 Apr 2
Developer: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Guideline Focus
Guidance for long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Major Interventions

  • Infection control guidance, including conservation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and checklist tool
  • Supply of PPE and COVID-19 testing for long-term care facilities
  • Symptom screening for all residents, staff, visitors, and vendors
  • Use of PPE for health care workers interacting with patients and residents
  • Cohorting of residents, and development of staff treatment teams

COVID-19 pandemic: palliative care for elderly and frail patients at home and in residential and nursing homes

Date: 2020 Mar 24
Developer: Association for Geriatric Palliative Medicine (FGPG)

Guideline Focus
Palliative care for elderly and frail patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Major Interventions

  • Advance care planning, including decisions regarding hospitalization
  • Pharmacological palliative care measures
  • Care and support for patients and caregivers

Guidelines for the management of diabetes in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Date: 2020 Jul
Developer: Diabetes UK (DUK)

Guideline Focus
Management of diabetes in care homes during COVID-19 pandemic

Patient Population
Patients with diabetes living in a care home during COVID-19 pandemic

Major Interventions

  • Maintenance of supplies and patient records
  • Daily foot care surveillance
  • Communication with diabetes specialists
  • Suggested initial actions for patients without COVID-19
  • Suggested initial actions for patients with COVID-19 based on severity of symptoms, treatment regimen, possibility of oral therapy, and eating patterns

Infection prevention and control guidance for long-term care facilities in the context of COVID-19: interim guidance

Date: 2020 Mar 21
Developer: World Health Organization (WHO)

Guideline Focus
Infection prevention and control guidance for long-term care facilities related to COVID-19

Patient Population
Patients living in long-term care facilities

Major Interventions

  • Infection prevention and control considerations
  • Physical distancing and limitation of visitors
  • Surveillance of residents, early recognition of disease, and reporting
  • Care for, and isolation of, suspected or documented patients
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and environmental disinfection
  • Support for health care workers and caregivers

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