Recent Guidance Offered on Preparing to Treat COVID-19

(from the March 17, 2020 ACP Internist Weekly Newsletter)

ACP has developed a new practice management resource on telehealth care in response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and continues to press the U.S. government to do more to address the pandemic.

Several recent articles offered guidance on preparing for the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the U.S., and ACP has released a new practice management resource.

On March 11, the FDA put out a letter on surgical mask and gown conservation. The letter offers differing strategies based on whether the supply of masks and gowns is adequate, limited, running low, or totally depleted. On March 13, the World Health Organization issued interim guidance on clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when COVID-19 is suspected. It describes best practices for infection prevention and control, triage, and optimized supportive care.

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