Cleve Clin J Med 2020 Nov 3. Epub 2020 Nov 3.
Chairman, Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Community Care, Cleveland Clinic; Clinical Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
SARS-CoV-2-infected inpatients who are admitted to a noncritical care medical ward require a standardized approach that is based on evidence if available, and effective supportive and respiratory care. Outcomes are better when patients receive standardized care, in special COVID-19 wards in the hospital, from clinical teams with expertise. Available evidence and guidelines should be continuously appraised and integrated into clinical protocols for all domains of treatment, including isolation, and personal protective measures, pharmacologic therapy, and transitions of care. Read More