Droplet / Contact Precautions
Avoid aerosol generating medical procedures (AGMP)
For aerosol generating medical procedures
Contact Infection Prevention and Control through switchboard
If patient must leave their room, they must wear a surgical mask, if capable.
Encourage patient to self−pronate as often as possible.
Educate patient on need to remove facial hair to ensure face mask seal in the event of respiratory decompensation.
CBC, auto diff, INR, PTT
Electrolytes (Na, K), chloride, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, total CO2
Creatinine, urea, random glucose
CK, troponin, ALT, AST, albumin, bilirubin
Ferritin (do not cancel note), D−Dimer
HIV, Hepatitis C (diagnosis)
C3, C4, immunoglobulins
NT−proBNP (CZ only)
Beta−HCG (women of childbearing potential)
Confirmatory COVID−19 nasopharyngeal swab, if not done
Influenza nasopharyngeal swab, if not done
Consider: Blood cultures (2 sets, aerobic and anaerobic), sputum culture if indicated
Also if high flow heated humidified oxygen (AIRVO® / Optiflow®) or non−invasive positive pressure ventilation being considered.
Consider as required: Respirology, Internal Medicine, Social Work