Infection prevention and control guidance
Trust infection prevention and control guidance for managing patients is here
Summary of NDHT infection prevention and control guidance
Samples required to diagnose COVID-19
Diagnostic requirements change. See current sampling requirements see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-guidance-for-clinical-diagnostic-laboratories/laboratory-investigations-and-sample-requirements-for-diagnosing-and-monitoring-wn-cov-infection
The requirement is
- viral swab (a single viral swab used for throat then nose in the same blue top transport tube)
- nasopharyngeal aspirate
Samples must be sent to pathology laboratory. See Trust infection prevention and control guidance for managing patients (link above).
Guidance from the clinical reference group
Consultants discussing COVID-19 scenarios
The clinical reference group want to support all our doctors to feel prepared to care for patients with COVID-19.
We have created a couple of scenarios (please refer to COVID scenario 1 and COVID scenario 2 PDFs) and you can hear some of our consultant team discussing the presentation and management of patients with Covid – Dr Alison Moody (respiratory consultant) , Dr Tim Cobby (ICU consultant), and Dr Lou Mitchell (ED consultant).
1.Covid Scenario 1 (pdf)
2. Covid Scenario 2 (pdf)