Clinical Instruction: Covid-19 Decision Tool

Clinical Instruction

A new COVID-19 Clinical Decision Tool has been developed for clinicians (‘face to face’ or ‘hear and treat’), with a view of supporting safe disposition decisions. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our understanding of the virus as a disease process has continued to develop both in identifying transmission and severity.  This has resulted in opportunities to review previous guidance issued to ambulance clinicians.

This tool has been developed in conjunction with all UK ambulance services and has been approved by National Ambulance Medical Directors (NASMeD) group on behalf of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE).  The tool will soon be added to JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines and available to all UK ambulance Trusts to use.

With immediate effect, ambulance clinicians are to use this tool to support decisions surrounding disposition in patients where the most likely working impression is COVID-19. Please can all previous versions be destroyed. 

The tool is available in the Clinical Instruction below and on the Covid-19 update page on East24