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Brigham and Women’s Hospital COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines

This is updated regularly with evolving information. We recommend against printing content to avoid using out of date material.

Major recent updates:

  • Therapeutics updates
  • Noninvasive Ventilation and High Flow Nasal Cannula updates
  • PCR and Serologic testing
  • Targeted Temperature Management after cardiac arrest (in Neurology)
  • Self-proning protocol for awake patients
  • Special populations in GI
  • Dermatology chapter
  • Thrombocytopenia and Lymphopenia
  • Revised ICU sedation guidelines

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