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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE S5 ( November, 2020 ) > List of Articles

GUIDELINES

Procedures in COVID-19 Patients: Part-II

Ashish Bhalla, Sheila N Myatra, Lakshmi N Yaddanpuddi, Sachin Gupta, Tapas K Sahoo, Ravi Prakash, Tarun A Sahu, Akansha Jain, Palepu BN Gopal, Dhruva Chaudhry, Deepak Govil, Subhal Dixit

Keywords : Acute kidney injury, Airway, Ambulance, Continuous renal replacement therapy, COVID-19, CT scan, Hemodialysis, SARS-CoV-2, Ultrasonography interventional

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23604

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Critical care in the era of novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) infection has multiple challenges including management of the patient, underlying comorbidities, and the complications. With no end in sight to the pandemic, intensive care unit (ICU) practitioners and hospital administrators have to join hands to prepare for the long battle ahead. Critically ill COVID-19 patients need imaging or image-guided interventions in one form or the other including X-rays, ultrasonography (USG), echocardiography (ECHO), and CT scan. These patients often require renal replacement therapy (RRT) for either the preexisting chronic renal insufficiency or acutely developing kidney injury. Another important component of care is transfer of the patient to and fro from the ICU or to higher care centers. Most of the ICUs are equipped with modern facilities but with increasing number of patients a large number of makeshift arrangements are being made for managing these patients. This position paper outlines important tips to formulate protocols and procedures for critically ill patients, who are managed in the ICU.


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