Guidance for NSW health clinicians

This clinical practice guide is intended for use by clinicians who provide care to adults aged 16 years and older with a history of COVID‑19 diagnosis, regardless of severity or COVID‑19 variant of concern.

Document information

Developed by

Rehabilitation and Respiratory Communities of Practice.

Scope

The scope of this model of care is to support the transition of adult patients with COVID-19 from the acute care environment to the community. Suggested clinical pathways for discharge and follow-up care are included to support patients in the first three months (approx.) from diagnosis, regardless of severity of disease.

Consultation

A subject matter expert group, comprised of the following individuals and COPs provided input and critical review during the development of this document:

  • Respiratory: Professor Peter Wark and Professor David Joffe
  • Rehabilitation: Professor Steven Faux and Dr John Estell
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation: Professor Jennifer Alison, A/Prof Lissa Spencer
  • Primary care: Dr Martina Gleeson, Dr Kate George, Dr Walid Jammal
  • Psychiatry: Professor Kay Wilhelm
  • Cardiology: Dr Aravinda Thiagalingam
  • Geriatric Medicine: Prof Vasikaran Naganathan
  • Allied Health: Andrew Davison.

Endorsed by

Dr Nigel Lyons, Deputy Secretary, Health System Strategy and Planning

For use by

This clinical practice guide is intended for use by clinicians who provide care to adults aged 16 years and older with a history of COVID-19 diagnosis, regardless of severity or COVID-19 variant of concern.

Current as at: Monday 1 August 2022
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW