Most Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital will remain under the care of general medicine for the duration of their admission. The Acute Medical Take has never been under more pressure than now.
This section aims to address some of the challenges relating to clinical management and decision-making in ward-based patients but also communication with patients and their families in a time when visiting is restricted. Interfacing with other key specialties such as critical care and emergency medicine, physicians must become familiar with making judgements about the timely and appropriate allocation of scarce resources, namely ward beds, oxygen flow and escalation for organ support.
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