RESOURCES FOR CRITICAL CARE OUTREACH AND RAPID RESPONSE TEAMS
COVID-19: Brief service considerations for critical care outreach and rapid response teams
Please note this is for guidance only and the latest Public Health England/NHS England advice and guidance should be adhered to. This aims to provide some practical considerations to help CCOT deal with the public health outbreak, maintain continuity of care and support at risk, deteriorating and critically ill patients. CCOT are unique in that they work across the entire hospital and it is therefore a real risk for these teams to cross-contaminate.
You may wish to consider:
Separating teams into ‘potentially contaminated’/’uncontaminated’ staff so that one half of the team sees all patients with respiratory illness/fever and the remaining see other patients (individual staff needs such as caring responsibilities at home may be important considerations here)
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