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The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA) is pleased to announce that Executive Council Member, Professor…
Members of CCSSA are choosing to vaccinate. Dr Pula Rammego – Specialist Physician “I choose to vaccinate…
View the announcement of the award and the profile of Prof Mathivha HERE
Dear Member The following three Bylaws have been presented at the AGM held on 29 October 2020….
The Council and members of CCSSA strongly condemn the murder of colleague and friend, Dr Abdulhay Munshi. …
Dear CCSSA Colleagues The Annual General meeting of the Society will take place on THURSDAY 29 October…
04 AUGUST 2020 The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa, representing health professionals working with the critically…
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.