The Care of Older People and Palliative Care Panel has published a clinical flowchart for the Management of people with COVID-19 who are receiving palliative care.
Co-Chair of the Panel, and Chair of Palliative Care Australia, Professor Meera Agar said the guidance has taken into consideration the particular needs and requirements of people facing a life-limiting illness.
“Our advice is based both on Australian and international evidence and will evolve as our understanding of COVID-19 grows. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that two elements are essential to provide informed care to patients suffering from a new disease: the collaboration of health professionals and researchers, and the development of evidence-based best practices to guide our action.
“I am proud to say we have come together as both researchers and health professionals to determine the best ways to care for people with COVID-19 who are receiving palliative care. As it follows a ‘living evidence’ model, the flowchart may be updated as new research is led and new evidence is uncovered.”