Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. 

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 regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

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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.

COVID-19 Preparedness

Quality Emergency and Critical Care services are crucial to saving lives in the current COVID-19 pandemic here in Kenya. Strengthening these services across the country will not only save us now but even when the pandemic is over because, emergencies always happen, regardless of whether we are prepared or not.

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