COVID-19: Patient Assessment the role of physiology and oximetry

The assessment of patients who are unwell with COVID-19 or other causes presents a significant challenge for GPs and clinicians working in Primary Care.

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the AHSN Network held a joint webinar looking at the role of oximetry and other physiology in that assessment. The webinar was recorded and is now available to view below:

The webinar was led by:

  • Dr Jonathan Leach, RCGP Honorary Secretary and COVID Lead
  • Dr Alison TavarĂ©, Primary Care Clinical Lead at West of England AHSN
  • Dr Simon Stockley, RCGP Lead for Acute Deterioration and Sepsis

Overview of content explored:

  • Clinical features of COVID-19
  • Importance of oximetry in COVID
  • Clinical judgement and physiology in Patient assessment
  • Role of NEWS2 in General Practice and Care Homes
  • Remote oximetry in the assessment and management of COVID disease in the community
  • This will be followed by a Q and A session.

The event was recorded and can be viewed below: