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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources

Respiratory Conditions

Differentiating viral Covid-19 pneumonia from bacterial pneumonia Triage and Treatment

It is difficult to determine whether pneumonia has a Covid 19 viral cause or a bacterial cause

Pulse oximetry Triage and Treatment

Current guidance on self monitoring, primary care monitoring and desaturation testing

Long term condition reviews Diabetes Other conditions

Tools to support remote assessments – new content added

Diagnosing asthma

Structured clinical assessments, validated questionnaires and tools to support peak flow self measurements at home

Rehabilitation after Covid-19 infection Post-viral recovery

A website developed to support patients and their families

Asthma – managing exacerbations Triage and Treatment

Rescue packs, distinguishing asthma from Covid-19 and use of inhaled and oral steroids

Managing breathlessness End of life care Post-viral recovery Symptom Management

Information for patients on post Covid breathlessness, GP guidelines from NICE and links to prescribing guidance for EOLC

Post-Covid breathlessness Patient Support Line Post-viral recovery

The Post-Covid Hub has been set up by Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation

COPD Isolation and Social Distancing

Shielding criteria for severe COPD, medication reviews and rescue packs

IECOPD Triage and Treatment

Exacerbations, oral corticosteroid use, and interpreting oxygen saturations when unwell with Covid 19

Severe asthma Isolation and Social Distancing

Defining severe asthma and how to review treatment in the context of Covid-19

Interstitial Lung Disease Isolation and Social Distancing Triage and Treatment

Shielding, and specific issues if unwell with Covid 19