COVID -19 Breathless Pathway - Leeds

Publication: 26/03/2020  
Next review: 30/08/2022  
Care Pathway
ID: 6352 
Approved By:  
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This Care Pathway is intended for use by healthcare professionals within Leeds unless otherwise stated.
For healthcare professionals in other trusts, please ensure that you consult relevant local and national guidance.

Supporting Evidence: COVID-19 Rapid Guidelines from NICE
Managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community
Steroids can be used safely in COVID-19 if clinically appropriate for routine management or exacerbations of asthma and COPD ( )
Managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community
COVID-19: remote consultations guide
Leeds Health Pathways guideline on suspected pneumonia during COVID-19

Further advice on remote assessment in Covid-19 has been collated by the BMJ. Click here to access
High risk of adverse outcome from Covid-19 patient characteristics: High  risk of adverse outcomes from Covid-19.docx
Pulse Oximetry Patient Instructions: Primary Care Patient Instructions for Pulse Oximeter PLEASE PRINT AND GIVE TO PATIENT.docx


Record: 6352
Clinical condition: Breathlessness in Covid
Target patient group:
Target professional group(s): Primary Care Nurses
Primary Care Doctors
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Evidence base

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Document history

LHP version 2.0

Related information

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