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    ACEP ED COVID-19 Management Tool

    Emergency department classification and management tool for adult patients (greater than 18 years old) with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (v1.0, updated April 06, 2021).

    IMPORTANT

    Launched during COVID-19 crisis. This tool is an expert consensus flowsheet based on evidence based studies, but has not been validated as an evidence based tool itself. See more.

    This ACEP ED COVID-19 Management Tool was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 1 NU50CK000570). The CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this ACEP tool do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • This is intended for patients 18 years and older.

    • Evidence on this topic is evolving quickly and may change.

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    Why Use

    To guide severity classification, risk stratification, diagnostic, and management decisions in adult patients (≥18 years old) with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection in the emergency department.

    • This algorithm is not intended as a substitute for clinicians' clinical judgement.

    • This algorithm is not exhaustive in regards to diagnostic and treatment recommendations for patients with COVID-19 and COVID-like illness. 

    • Patients presenting with symptoms conditions that may be manifestations of COVID-19 may also be manifestations of other serious disease (e.g. MI, PE, stroke), requiring additional specific diagnostic and therapeutic interventions not discussed in this tool.

    • This ACEP ED COVID-19 Management Tool was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 1 NU50CK000570). The CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this ACEP tool do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

    This algorithm provides a pragmatic framework for standardizing severity classification, risk assessment, diagnostic workup, disposition, and treatment of adult patients  with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

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    About the Creator

    MDCalc is the official medical calculator and guideline summary partner of ACEP.

    Stephen Cantrill, MD, FACEP
    Emergency Physician and Consultant
    Denver Health

    Brian Fengler, MD
    Co-Founder and Chief

    Shannon Brown
    Veterans Health Administration

    Christopher R. Carpenter, MD, MSc, FACEP, AGSF
    Professor
    Wash University in St. Louis

    Brenna Farmer, MD, MBA, MS
    Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
    NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Kent C. Grimes
    Medical Student
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

    Tara Khan, DO, MS
    Emergency Medicine Physician
    Department of Veterans Affairs

    Dan Mayer, MD
    Retired Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Niskayuna, NY

    Laura Melville, MD, MS
    Associate Research Director
    NYP/Brooklyn Methodist Medical Center

    David Ng, MD, MS, FACEP
    Chief of Emergency Medicine and Occupational Health
    Veterans Health Administration

    Christopher Sampson, MD, FACEP
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
    University of Missouri School of Medicine

    Sandy Schneider, MD, FACEP
    Associate Executive Director
    ACEP

    Saman Shahid, MBBS
    Practice Management Manager
    ACEP

    Bradley Shy, MD, FACEP
    Associate Professor
    University of Colorado - School of Medicine

    Peter A D Steel, MA, MBBS
    Vice Chair of Clinical Services
    NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Edward H Suh, MD
    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Columbia University Medical Center

    Content Contributors
    • Peter Steel, MD
    • Brian Fengler, MD
    • Christopher R. Carpenter, MD, MSc
    • Stephen Cantrill, MD
    • Sandy Schneider, MD
    About the Creator
    ACEP
    Content Contributors
    • Peter Steel, MD
    • Brian Fengler, MD
    • Christopher R. Carpenter, MD, MSc
    • Stephen Cantrill, MD
    • Sandy Schneider, MD