For the full list of clinical guidelines developed for COVID-19 patients please see the Clinical Guidelines section on this site.
COVID-19 Clinical Management Guidelines
This Guideline should be utilised for adult patients (16 years and older) with suspect or confirmed COVID-19 who are admitted as an inpatient to Western Health.
Please note this is a rapidly evolving situation and aspects in this guideline may change on a regular basis. Please ensure you are using the current version of the guideline and check with ID if unclear.
Acute Resuscitation Plan
As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, we’ll need to be even more vigilant with regards to patient goals of care and Acute Resuscitation Plans (ARPs) in the event of deterioration, which must be completed for all patients on admission (excluding day cases/day admissions).
This will be the responsibility of the treating medical team and the accountability for this lies with the ward consultant. ARP decision-making must be recorded and include discussion with the patient & their family/Medical Treatment Decision-Maker about realistic goals and preferences in the event of severe illness and likelihood of recovery to a level that the patient would find acceptable.