Flowchart for Identifying & Assessing possible 2019-nCoV patients

Flowchart for Identifying & Assessing possible 2019-nCoV patients

Members,

 

The following flowchart has been adapted for use in our system.  The local guidance is in the purple box at the bottom.  A PDF version is attached.

 

If you suspect you are transporting a 2019-nCoV patient, choose your destination hospital according to standard protocol.  There is no specially-designated destination hospital for this illness.

 

This “Wuhan” coronavirus may be getting a tremendous amount of coverage in the media now, but please don’t forget that it’s appropriate to put a mask on any patient that appears ill and is coughing, and to use PPE on yourself.

 

 

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— Division Chief Kevin Lipscomb, NRP

— Regulation & Support Services

— Va Beach EMS Department