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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources


Triage and Treatment

Management and guidance for febrile children

How to approach possible Covid-19 infection in children and guidance on school attendance

Children and Young People Testing, Trials and Research
Post AstraZeneca vaccination headache

Consider a face-to-face appointment for patients with post-vaccination headache

Symptom Management Vaccinations
Reinfection

When to suspect SARS-CoV-2 reinfection and how to investigate suspected cases

Testing, Trials and Research
Pulse oximetry

Eligibility for home monitoring, desaturation testing, and the limitations of oximetry in some groups

Respiratory Conditions
London wide oxygen saturation probe loan service

Rapid pulse oximeter delivery service now running 7 days a week

Symptoms and Signs

Emerging evidence on symptoms and signs of Covid-19, and formal case definition from PHE

Testing, Trials and Research
Differentiating viral Covid-19 pneumonia from bacterial pneumonia

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

Respiratory Conditions
Safety netting

Leaflets and videos to share with patients, and an overview of safety netting guidance for GPs

What do I need to know about skin manifestations of Covid-19?

Advice from a Consultant Dermatologist at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Ask an Expert Testing, Trials and Research
Covid Cab Service

Transport for patients with Covid symptoms to and from medical appointments in London

Asthma – managing exacerbations

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

Respiratory Conditions
IECOPD

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

Respiratory Conditions
The Clinical Frailty Scale

NICE outlines the importance of the CFS in the context of the Covid outbreak

Socially Vulnerable Groups
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

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

Infection Control
NSAIDs and Covid-19

NSAIDs reduce acute symptoms (such as fever). Further evidence is needed regarding effect on long term Covid outcomes

Prescribing Symptom Management
Interstitial Lung Disease

Shielding, and specific issues if unwell with Covid 19

Isolation and Social Distancing Respiratory Conditions