The following videos will introduce clinicians to the TICC-19 pathway. Scroll down to see the pathway in a flowchart format. The entire TICC-19 pathway can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
The global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 is likely to cause a significant threat to the delivery of healthcare nationally and locally at the Royal Berkshire hospital. To deal with the high volume of patients presenting to the Emergency department it will be necessary to triage patients effectively and in view of the delayed onset of hypoxia in some patients, to have a robust way of identifying those patients who are safe to go home, those who need to come in for a period of observation and those who may be able to be reviewed in an ambulatory setting.
It is important to realise that this pathway is a guideline only. We have not used the NEWS score within this algorithm as the predominant organ failure with COVID-19 is respiratory and hypoxic in nature so clinicians using this tool will need to take into consideration the overall condition of the patient and use their clinical judgement as to who and who should not be discharged to an ambulatory pathway.
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