In 2022 we can now refer Covid-19 patients who are being discharged into the “Oximetry @home” pathway.
CHFT staff need to complete the attached referral form and email it to the LCD email address on the form. LCD will then make contact with the patient within 24 hours and onboard them (as it’s an 8am-6pm service).
Although COVID-19 seems a benign disease in almost all children there are increasing evidence (however rare) of a “Paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome”. This is a RARE and newly emerging condition and there are many questions still e.g. It is currently unclear if it is directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experience is showing that those with diabetic patients with COVID-19 are more likely to develop DKA/HSS. However, treating them with the traditional large amount of fluid is detrimental to their chest, if they have Covid-19
Hence the following has been developed from the Guy & Thomas’ guidance – CLICK HERE
High Clinical Suspicion of Covid-19
Clinical: Fever ≥37.8°C plus any of; cough, short of breath, myalgia, headache, sore throat
NHS England has introduced the use of a “40 step desaturation test” into discharge planning from the ED. You will have heard Covid -19 patients complaining of increasing SOB on exercise, and it’s important that we test this prior to discharge.
Is this appropriate? – Could the patient walk 40 steps before they were ill?