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From: CMO Messaging

Issue date: 02-Sep-2021 10:58:41

This alert has been issued to:
  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Chief Executive
  • Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Non-NHS Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Territorial CMOs in Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales
  • Regional Directors of Public Health
  • Consultants in Communicable Diseases
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Director of Public Health
  • Community Trusts
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Chief Executive

Action category: Action

Title: COVID-19 Therapeutic Alert: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients hospitalised due to COVID-19 with acute respiratory failure

Broadcast content: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) should be considered alongside optimised pharmacological and non-pharmacological management strategies (including body positioning) in patients hospitalised due to COVID-19 with acute respiratory failure, to reduce the risk of subsequently requiring invasive mechanical ventilation.  

Additional information: This alert is not relevant to Primary Care.

Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2021/015


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