COVID-19: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

Radhika Narayanan Posted Apr 6, 2020


COVID-19: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is causing rapidly spreading illness, and COVID-19 has now affected thousands of people around the world. Clinicians are in urgent need of guidance to deal with this crisis. 

A panel of 36 experts from 12 countries proposed 53 questions, reviewed literature for direct and indirect evidence on the management of COVID-19 in critically ill patients in the ICU, and identified relevant and recent systemic reviews related to supportive care. Based on this analysis and their assessment, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 panel has issued 54 statements, which include four best practice statements, nine strong recommendations, and 35 weak recommendations. 

Here is a quick overview of the key recommendations and suggestions from the panel:

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