- Chest X-Ray or Lung Ultrasound
- Administer O2 aiming SpO2 >94% (>90% in COPD*)
- Admit to low intensity Covid-19 ward
A note on patients with COPD
Many patients with COPD do not have sats of 88-92% but do in fact have normal sats, so do not assume that the patient with low sats who has COPD represents a patient with ‘normal’ sats for them. They may be severely unwell. If in doubt, do an ABG or admit.