Emergency Department Management of COVID-19: An Evidence-based Approach

An Evidence-Based Approach

Nicholas M. McManus, DO; Ryan Offman, DO; Jason D. Oetman, DO


Western J Emerg Med. 2020;21(6):32-44. 

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We systematically searched the PubMed, LitCovid, Ovid, Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and Embase for literature related to "COVID-19," "SARS-CoV-1," and "SARS-CoV-2." We included retrospective studies, case reports, case series, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and clinical guidelines from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). We included relevant literature if it contained data on epidemiological characteristics, biomarkers, imaging, oxygenation and ventilation management, procedural aerosolization, pathology reports, hematologic abnormalities, and treatment outcomes related to care commonly seen in the ED).