The All Wales COVID-19 Hospital guideline – ICST

The All Wales COVID-19 Hospital guideline

The aim of this programme is to outline the steps for the management of patients presenting to hospital, outlining the general flow through the hospital of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, from assessment, triage, admission, to COVID ward or ITU, or to discharge.

Check out the guideline and tutorials on the ward management of patients with COVID-19, and some useful resources.


Clinical presentation of COVID-19

Assessment of a patient presenting to hospital

Examination of a patient with suspected COVID-19

Susceptibility to COVID-19

The Principles of Cohort Management

Triage of a patient with suspected COVID-19

COVID-19 throat swab

Testing PCR

Decision making on suitability for ITU care

Strategy for invasive ventilation delivered in ICU

Managing a patient on a COVID-19 cohort area (ward)

Change in Clinical Status: Escalating from Ward to ITU


All-Wales COVID-19 Secondary Care Guideline

Management of oxygenation failure on COVID-19 wards

Antibiotic management of patients with suspected COVID-19 admitted from the community


COVID Ready in Secondary Care Certificate

This is a multiple-choice question (MCQ) assessment to determine whether you are COVID-Ready.

The MCQ has 25 questions and you have 45 minutes to complete it.

To achieve a certificate you must answer 20 or more questions correctly (a pass mark of 80%). You can retake the assessment as many times as you need. Your certificate will appear here in the overview tab.

When you are ready to do the assessment, select the assessment tab and follow the instructions.

Undertake Assessment

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