The RECOVERY Trial Website is now live and ready and can be found following this link www.recoverytrial.net There are training videos on the website (background to the trial and protocol details, taking consent and randomisation) and randomisation for the trial is online via this website.
NHS Education for Scotland https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/27993/coronavirus-covid-19
British Thoracic Society https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/about-us/covid-19-information-for-the-respiratory-community/;
QEUH team resources (including patient information leaflet for prone positioning for COVID-19 respiratory failure) bit.ly/NHSGGCRespFailure;
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (including information on Thopaz closed pleural drainage) https://scts.org/covid-19/
Covid Admission Tool
COVID admission decision tool attached used in conjunction with the nationally agreed TELP and DNA-CPR documents, is to be treated as guide to aid the management and flow of COVID patients. It should be assessed on a case by case basis.
It is a prompt and helps place patients in the most appropriate environment to meet their care needs. Currently we have separate wards for COVID patients who are for escalation and those who would not be for escalation to ITU). Currently we have the capacity to be able to offer CPAP therapy to both patients who are for escalation to ITU and those who are for ward level care.
STS Position Statement on CPAP capacity within Respiratory Medicine in Scotland
STS has written a position statement for CPAP use in COVID-19 related respiratory failure. As part of CMO office response to COVID-19 surge, CPAP procurement requirement and potential CPAP capacity within Respiratory Medicine in Scotland has been scoped, with Tom McKay and Chris Carlin advising on behalf of the STS. As a result we have created a position statement on CPAP for COVID-19 related respiratory failure, and we hope this is helpful. This will be a dynamic document which will be updated as more experience and potential trial data becomes available. Procurement work is ongoing, but there are CPAP devices, masks and consumables becoming available.