The Principles of Cohort Management – ICST

The Principles of Cohort Management

The three principles of cohort management will reduce the risk of cross infection, protecting staff and other patients in the hospital.

 

Principle 1: Early identification of suspected COVID-19

  • A process to identify a patient at the entrance of the hospital to correctly signpost patients with suspected COVID-19
  • Consider all possible routes into the hospital; via ambulance, via GP referral, walk-ins

 

Principle 2: Establish an assessment area for patients with suspected COVID-19

  • Identify an area of the hospital where patients with suspected COVID-19 can be assessed
  • Organise the appropriate tests; routine blood tests, throat swab for COVID-19, and a chest x-ray
  • If the test results are negative for COVID-19, they can be moved to a general medical ward or other appropriate ward
  • If the test results are positive for COVID-19

 

Principle 3: Establish a cohort ward for patients with confirmed COVID-19

  • Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should be moved to a cohort ward for treatment

The Principles of Cohort Management

The three principles of cohort management will reduce the risk of cross infection, protecting staff and other patients in the hospital.

 

Principle 1: Early identification of suspected COVID-19

  • A process to identify a patient at the entrance of the hospital to correctly signpost patients with suspected COVID-19
  • Consider all possible routes into the hospital; via ambulance, via GP referral, walk-ins

 

Principle 2: Establish an assessment area for patients with suspected COVID-19

  • Identify an area of the hospital where patients with suspected COVID-19 can be assessed
  • Organise the appropriate tests; routine blood tests, throat swab for COVID-19, and a chest x-ray
  • If the test results are negative for COVID-19, they can be moved to a general medical ward or other appropriate ward
  • If the test results are positive for COVID-19

 

Principle 3: Establish a cohort ward for patients with confirmed COVID-19

  • Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should be moved to a cohort ward for treatment
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