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Clinical management of COVID-19 and pandemic-related health issues

 

The first draft of the sub-taxonomy focused on clinical management is provided below. We will continue to refine this sub-taxonomy in the coming days based on input already received. Once the second draft has been finalized, please send suggestions for how to improve it further to forum@mcmaster.ca.

Broad decisions Specific decisions  Available options
Clinical treatment of COVID-19
Screening and testing for COVID-19
See public-health measures
 
Drugs for COVID-19
Anti-virals (specific)
Lopinavir/ritonavir, remdesivir
  Anti-virals (non-specific)
Hydroxychloroquine, nicotine
  Biologics
Inflibimab, sarilumab, tocilizumab (or atlizumab)
  Corticosteroids
 
  Convalescent plasma
 
Ventilation for COVID-19
Ventilator
High-flow nasal canula (HFNC), bi-level positive airway pressure (BPAP)
  Proning
Proning for HFNC, BPAP
Other aspects of critical care for COVID-19
Oxygen, suction, sepsis management
 
Palliative care under COVID-19 restrictions
   
Treatment of COVID-19 sequelae
   
Community-based treatment of COVID-19
   
Clinical management of pandemic-related impacts on health more generally
Interrupted management of other types of urgent care
   
Interrupted management or poor self-self management of chronic conditions
   
Burn-out and trauma in essential workers
Psychosocial support
 
  Burn-out care
 
  Trauma-informed care
 
Mental health and additions issues related to the pandemic response Remote management of existing conditions
 
  Management of pandemic-related exacerbations of existing conditions
 
  Management of pandemic-related emergence of conditions
 
Reproductive care for patients with COVID-19
Antenatal care
 
  Childbirth
 
  Post-partum care
 
  Newborn care
 
  Contraception
 
  Termination services
 
Domestic and gender-based violence related to the pandemic response    
Health promotion more generally
Eating healthy food
   
Avoiding or minimizing unhealth habits like smoking or excessive alcohol intake
   
Remaining physically active
   
Staying social connected
   
Finding trustworthy information