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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

COVID-19 Related:



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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