CMAAO IMA HCFI Corona Myth Buster 17 (For attention of Doctors)
D Dimer is the only lab criteria for severity: No, Absolute lymphocytic count < 800, D Dimer > 100, CPK > 2x ULN, CRP > 100, LDH > 245, Trop I rising, Ferritin > 300 There are no standard lab guidelines: Daily tests: CBC with differential lymphocytes, CMP, CPKRisk stratification Q2-3 DAY PRN (as needed): D Dimer, Ferritin, ESR, CRPOnce: HBV, HCV, HIV, Influenza A/B, RSV, Resp Biofire profile, Tracheal aspirate if intubated All pneumonia patients need admissionNo.Admission is needed when:Temperature > 38°CRespiratory rate > 20Heart rate > 100 with new confusionOxygen saturation < 94% There are no clear cut red flags for COVID-19No.Red flags include:Severe shortness of breath at restDifficulty in breathingPain or pressure in the chestCold, clammy, pale and mottled skinNew confusionBecoming difficult to rouseBlue lips or faceLittle or n...
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