Clinical Management of COVID-19: Interim Guidance   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Foreword: "The World Health Organization's (WHO) main objectives for COVID-19 are to: 1) slow and stop transmission; 2) provide optimized care for all patients; and 3) minimize the impact of the epidemic on health systems, social services and economic activity. To achieve these objectives, the WHO [World Health Organization] 'Operational considerations for case management of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in health facility and community' describes key actions that should be taken in each transmission scenario: no cases; sporadic cases; clusters of cases; and community transmission, in order to enable timely surge of clinical and public health operations. This guidance, 'Clinical management of COVID-19,' is based on the above strategic priorities, and is intended for clinicians involved in the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. It is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen frontline clinical management. Considerations for special and vulnerable populations, such as paediatric patients, older people and pregnant women, are highlighted throughout the text."

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