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Given the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19, clinicians and policy makers require urgent review and summary of the literature, and synthesis of evidence-based guidelines to inform practice. The WHO advocates for rapid reviews in these circumstances. The purpose of this rapid guideline is to provide recommendations on the organizational management of intensive care units caring for patients with COVID-19 including: planning a crisis surge response; crisis surge response strategies; triage, supporting families, and staff.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00134-020-06092-5

Type

Journal article

Journal

Intensive Care Medicine

Publication Date

01/07/2020

Volume

46

Pages

1303 - 1325