Tutorial presented by Dr Idris Baker, Consultant in palliative care.
Patients who need palliative symptom control benefit from pharmacological measures that are used routinely in the community. The symptoms of severe COVID-19 infection that may need to be addressed include:
The palliative care guidance in the community includes a table (linked below) which outlines the pharmacological management of patients with severe COVID-19 in the community. It includes the common symptoms of severe COVID-19, a selection of familiar medications, routes of delivery and doses that have been found to be effective in severe COVID-19. The principles for effective symptom control include: