Cardiovascular Disease and COVID-19 Mortality – Consensus Statement

A consensus statement, endorsed by the CSANZ, ANZSCTS, National Heart Foundation (NHF), and the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA) includes recommendations related to the care of patients with cardiovascular disease and  COVID-19 infection (1)  [see Link]. They conclude that:

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RNSH COVID-19 Technical Guidance on Minimally Invasive Surgery

This document provides guidance on the management of minimally invasive surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is current as of the 31st March 2020 [See LINK].

Personal Protective Equipment

The Clinical Excellence Commission has created COVID-19 specific resources for health professionals in a number of different settings. As the COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, these resources for healthcare workers will be updated to meet changing needs [See LINK]. It is important to read the following documents released by the Clinical Excellence Commission on the …

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BOA – Management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic

This is a link to information for British Orthopaedic Association members on the management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic [See Link].

ACEM – Clinical Guidelines for the Management of COVID-19

The recommendations of the Australian College of emergency medicine with regard to the management of COVID-19 [See Link]. This document is being continually updated.

ACI – Telehealth: Getting Started Guide

This is the most recent information from ACI the with regard to the telehealth facilities that are available through New South Wales Health [See Link]. Of particular interest are the instructions on page 3 with regards to the use of Skype for business. If you do not have Skype for Business installed on your device …

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