The Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment, published on March 18, 2020 by the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU), is compiled based on the accumulated clinical experience of treating this disease gained by FAHZU medical staff and colleagues from other medical teams.
The handbook has been translated into English, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Farsi, and Indonesian, and is available for free download here. The Korean and Arabic versions are in development.
The handbook consists of three parts.
The first illustrates prevention and control management advice for different groups during the pandemic.
Part two includes experiences in diagnosis and treatment and addresses a wide range of essential issues, including etiology, clinical classification, various therapies, medications, rehabilitation and discharge standards. Psychological interventions and follow-up plans are also mentioned in this section.
The third part clarifies nursing care standards for patients with different problems. Those for cases in special circumstances, such as patients receiving ECMO treatment, are specifically discussed,in addition to general care standards.
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