Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was discovered in December 2019. Kenya reported its first case on the 13th of March 2020

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue.

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Clinical Videos for Healthcare Providers

Clinical Updates

COVID-19 Rx: Treatment Simulations

You are a health care provider in a developed country. Several patients await your care. These patients are suspected of having COVID-19 and have been triaged by severity of illness. We recommend starting with the mildly ill patient, but you are free to see them in any order.

WHO Clinical management of COVID-19 – Interim Guidance – 27 May 2020

This guidance document is intended for clinicians caring for COVID-19 patients during all phases of their disease (i.e. screening to discharge). It is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen frontline clinical management.

The COVID-19 Internet Book of Critical Care

The COVID-19 Internet Book of Critical Care is an online textbook written by Josh Farkas (@PulmCrit), an associate professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Vermont.

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19

COVID-19 is a pandemic with a rapidly increasing incidence of infections and deaths. Many pharmacologic therapies are being used or considered for treatment. Summarized below are the recommendations with comments related to the clinical practice guideline for the treatment and management of COVID-19.

Ventilator Simulator

The ventilator simulator is an immersive online mechanical ventilation training tool. This release incorporates the most recent evidence-based guidelines in pediatric and adult ventilation, as well as COVID-19 information and COVID-19 patient cases.
The virtual ventilator incorporates real-time changes in vital signs, ventilatory parameters, patient appearance, arterial blood gases, chest x-rays and more.

Treatment Guidelines

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