Publications

NEMLC Critical Care Chapter

Just published: CHAPTER 23: ADULT CRITICAL CARE AND SUPPORTING TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS NI THE ADULT HOSPITAL LEVEL (AHL)…

The role of laboratory testing in hospitalised and critically ill COVID-19-positive patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed healthcare resources around the world under immense pressure. South Africa, given the condition of its healthcare system, is particularly vulnerable. There has been much discussion around rational healthcare utilisation, ranging from diagnostic testing and personal protective equipment to triage and appropriate use of ventilation strategies. There has, however, been little guidance around use of laboratory tests once COVID-19 positive patients have been admitted to hospital. We present a working guide to rational laboratory test use, specifically for COVID-19, among hospitalised patients, including the critically ill. The specific tests, the reasons for testing, their clinical usefulness, timing and frequency are addressed. We also provide a discussion around evidence for the use of these tests from a clinical perspective.

Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Call for comment by 30 Nov 2019

As part of the 2018 CCSSA Conference, Patient Blood Management Guidelines were developed by a round-table group….

Consensus Statement and Guideline on ICU Triage and Rationing (ConICTri)

The Consensus Statement and Guideline on ICU Triage and rationing has just been published Click HERE for…

Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy in Trauma: An Evidence-based Approach

Congratulations to Brenda Morrow and Heleen van Aswegen, two of our physiotherapist members, on the publication of…