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Name of Media:
Management and care of tracheostomised patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness during the COVID-19 crisis
the RCP Guideline Development Group
Publisher or Source:
Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Type of Media:
Medical Professional Education
Media Originally for:
Critical Care Physicians,Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Primary Focus of Media:
Pre-Use of PICS Designation
This new supplementary guidance from the RCP will help clinicians manage patients in prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC - which includes vegetative state (VS) and minimally conscious state (MCS) but not short-term coma) who have had a tracheostomy.
The guidance takes into account the requirements to protect patients and staff from the risks of acquiring COVID-19. and supplements Prolonged disorders of consciousness following sudden onset brain injury: National clinical guidelines published in March 2020.
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