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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources


Infection Control

Tonsillar examination

The RCPCH continues to recommend that children’s throats should only be examined if essential

Children and Young People
Transmission

An updated summary of current guidance: most infections are spread through close contact

Testing, Trials and Research Vaccinations
Advice on wearing PPE for the public

Revised UK and WHO guidance: education on proper use is critical

Testing, Trials and Research
PPE for primary care

Guidance for healthcare workers; modifications to mask wearing can substantially reduce Covid-19 exposure

Patient adherence to mask wearing

Guidance for when patients decline to wear masks

Staff Support
Face Covering Exemptions

Criteria, cards and badges

Guidance on personal risk for doctors during the Covid pandemic

Recognising professional and personal limits, and how to access guidance and support

Staff Support
Covid-19 is a notifiable disease

GPs need to notify the local health protection team of suspected cases

Hand Hygiene

British Association of Dermatologists advice on hand care and PPE related dermatitis

PPE shortages and crowdfunding

If you cannot obtain PPE through official channels, you may want to request this from volunteers

Staff Support
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

There is a lack of agreement regarding whether CPR is an aerosol generating procedure

Triage and Treatment
Putting on PPE – Donning

Put on your PPE before you enter the room where the patient is

Taking off PPE – Doffing

Doffing carefully is key to minimising self-contamination