Covid is already in our community and we know that general practice is going to play a huge part in the management of this disease.
We realise that there is a lot of anxiety about how we will do this. I can assure you that there is a huge amount of work being done by your PHOs, your DHB and nationally.
Please find attached 2 documents that will aid you in your management of Covid.
The first is how to risk stratify your patients and then how to manage them. It gives advice on which should be monitored with a pulse oximeter and then further management advice.
The second is a document for patients. I would advise handing it out with pulse oximeters, but would be beneficial for all patients to help reassure them that we are here to look after them.
We hope this will reassure you that we can do this and thank you all for your ongoing mahi and dedication in the most extraordinary of times.
Covid home monitoring in mild to moderate cases