Caring for adults with COVID-19
People who have tested positive to the delta variant of concern of COVID-19 may be managed in the community. Care can be provided by a COVID-19 specific service, community team, virtual care service or through Hospital in the Home (HITH).
The team that is responsible for the care of a person with COVID-19 will vary according to local resourcing, geographic location and service models but should be multidisciplinary in nature.
Purpose of this guideline: This document outlines guidance to assist staff to:
- Triage patients who can safely be cared for in the community at the time of referral
- Predict those who may be at risk of requiring hospitalisation
- Detect clinical deterioration
- And escalate appropriately.
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