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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.
The position CCSSA Doctor Representative is up for re-election. The position on Council is for the period…
Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital: MEDICAL SPECIALIST POST – Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Intensive Care
A medical Specialist post is available for an Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Intensive CareSpecialist at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.
STATEMENT BY THE CRITICAL CARE SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (CCSSA) ON THE TREATMENT OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS BY POLICE
22 JUNE 2020 Following the recently reported shocking manhandling of Dr Emmanuel Taban and his wife in…
Dear CCSSA Member The development and spread of the novel coronavirus, has totally changed the world and…
Thank you to all those nurses working with the critically ill during the COVID-19 pandemic. CCSSA salutes…
The WFICC is assisting with the dissemination of a brief survey to examine the effects of the…
You are invited to participate in a short survey on sedation and analgesic practices in ICU at…
The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa has undertaken a process to compile South African Guidelines on…