COVID-19: GP Alert (28 October 2020)
October 28, 2020
NEW – West Moreton wastewater testing
Routine wastewater testing has returned a positive result for viral fragments of COVID-19 in sewage at the treatment plant at Carole Park in Ipswich. The Ipswich Hospital COVID testing clinic has expanded its hours in readiness for additional demand from the community for testing. Visit the West Moreton Health website for more information on testing sites.
WEBINAR - COVID-19 GP Update - Darling Downs and West Moreton Public Health Units
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN invites you to join us for a COVID-19 GP update presented by the Darling Downs and West Moreton Public Health Units.
DATE: Thursday, 29 October 2020
TIME: 12:30PM - 1:30PM
REGISTER: Click here
NEW – PPE Buyers Guide
A number of Australian Government agencies have been working together for some months on PPE supply. As part of this work the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, in collaboration with the Department of Health, has developed the PPE Buyer’s guide.
NEW – New CPR flowcharts published
The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, in partnership with the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG), has published new clinical flowcharts to guide clinicians and trained first aid responders in delivering potentially lifesaving CPR as safely as possible.
- Preparedness for CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic
- CPR of adults with COVID-19 in healthcare settings
- Basic life support for adults in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic
The RACGP has recently published a guide providing advice about caring for adult patients with post-COVID-19 conditions. View the guide here: ‘Caring for adult patients with post-COVID-19 conditions’.