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Interim Clinical Guidance

General
| Interim Guidance on the use of oxygen in long term residential care settings for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic (CD19-076 / 10.04.20) (Links to Residential Services)
|  Practical Advice for Healthcare Professionals Working in Residential Care Settings for Older People (CD19-058 / 02.04.2020) Download PDF
| COVID-19 Related Hygiene and the Person Living with Dementia (CD19-139 001 / 06.05.20) Download PDF
| Dementia and COVID-19 Testing Algorithm (CD19-140 001 / 06.05.20) Download PDF
| Dementia Resource - Advanced Care Plan Algorithm (CD19-141 002 / 14.05.20)Download PDF
| COVID and Dementia in RCF – Grieving in Exceptional Times (CD19-143 001 / 06.05.20) Download PDF
| COVID and Dementia – Non-cognitive symptoms and Isolation in RCF (CD19-144 001 / 06.05.20) Download PDF
| Clinical Consultation Required (CD19-079 / 16.04.20) Download PDF
| Urinary-Superpubic Catheter (CD19-080 / 16.04.20) Download PDF
| Medicine Management (CD19-081 / 14.04.20) Download PDF
| Procurement of Prescriptions or medication orders in emergency situations (CD19-082 / 14.04.20) Download PDF
| Suspected Delirium (CD19-083 / 16.04.20) Download PDF
| Contingency Plan for Residential Faculties (CD19-084 / 16.04.20) Download PDF
| Management of Death in nurse-led Residential Care Facilities (CD19-085 / 16.04.20) Download PDF
| Pain Management (CD19-086 / 14.04.20) Download PDF
| Suspected Covid or Covid Positive Resident (CD19-087 / 16.04.20) Download PDF
| UTI Urosepsis (CD19-088 / 16.04.20) Download PDF
| Advice for Residential Care facilities from HPSC (Link to HPSC)
| Interim Public Health and Infection Prevention Control Guidelines on the Prevention and Management of COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities and Similar Units (Link to HPSC)
Palliative Care
| Anticipatory Prescribing in the Last Hours or Days of Life (CD19-008 001 / 06.04.20)
| Syringe Pump Prescribing in the Last Hours or Days of Life (CD19-007 001 / 06.04.20)
| Non-Pharmacological Care in the Last Hours or Days of Life (CD19-072 001 / 15.04.20)
| Initial Management of Severe Breathlessness in Dying Patients with Covid-19 (in the Last Hours or Days of Life) (CD19-070 001 / 15.04.20)
| Prescribing regular subcutaneous medications in the Last Hours or Days of Life when a syringe pump is not available (CD19-071 001 / 15.04.20)
| Recognising Dying in the Last Hours or Days of Life (CD19-117 001 / 27.04.20)
Dementia
| COVID-19 Related Hygiene and the Person Living with Dementia (CD19-139 001 / 06.05.20) Download PDF
| Dementia and COVID-19 Testing Algorithm (CD19-140 001 / 06.05.20) Download PDF
| Dementia Resource - Advanced Care Plan Algorithm (CD19-141 002 / 14.05.20) Download PDF
| COVID and Dementia in RCF – Grieving in Exceptional Times (CD19-143 001 / 06.05.20) Download PDF
| COVID and Dementia – Non-cognitive symptoms and Isolation in RCF (CD19-144 001 / 06.05.20) Download PDF
Nutrition
| Nutritional Care for Patients with COVID 19: National Obesity Management Clinical Programme and National Clinical Programme for Older Persons (CD19-036 001 / 03.04.20)

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