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University Health System partnership with UT Health San Antonio have developed policies and protocols in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Bexar County. Most of these documents are undergoing frequent revisions as this situation evolves. Unless otherwise noted, all policies, protocols and other content developed by University Health System in partnership with UT Health San Antonio may be copied, reproduced and distributed provided that University Health System and UT Health San Antonio are recognized and acknowledged. Also when using these protocols and guidelines, be mindful of the dates documents were last updated and check against most current knowledge and clinical standards.

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Patient Care Protocols and Algorithms

Modified Date
Toolkit for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma under Emergency Use Authorization
Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Patients with COVID-19
Convalescent Plasma Physician Documentation
Have You Tested Positive for COVID-19 and Recovered? Flyer
COVID-19 Re-testing Criteria 09/18/2020
Rescheduling Elective Procedures for Patients with Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 08/19/2020
Guidelines for Anticoagulation in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients 08/06/2020
Discontinuation of Isolation and Transmission Based Precautions for Patients with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Infection 07/31/2020
COVID-19 Ramp Up Elective Procedure Scheduling Process Phase 2 07/30/2020
Respiratory Failure Guidelines for Veno-Venous ECMO support in Patients with COVID-19 07/23/2020
Corticosteroids in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and COVID-19 Pneumonia 07/01/2020
COVID-19 Adult Respiratory Support Recommendations 06/23/2020
Pediatric Code Blue Enhanced Isolation Guidelines 05/22/2020
Enhanced Isolation Code Blue Pocket Card 05/14/2020
Treatment Guidelines for Adult Patients with Confirmed COVID-19 05/12/2020
Approach to Resuming Elective Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic 04/24/2020
COVID-19 Ramp Up Elective Procedure Scheduling Process Phase 1 04/23/2020
Isolation Code Blue Medication Pack 04/23/2020
Trained Observers for Healthcare Personnel Caring for Patients with and Under Investigation for COVID-19 04/17/2020
Guidance for Transporting Patients with/or Under Investigation for COVID-19 04/16/2020
OB/GYN EC COVID-19/PUI Triage Algorithm 04/15/2020
Throughput Guideline of Pregnant Women with Proven or Suspected COVID-19 04/15/2020
SBAR: Hydromorphone Drip 04/15/2020
Operating Room Protocol for Obstetric patients with known or under investigation for COVID-19 in Labor & Delivery 04/15/2020
Pediatric Inpatient Services: Patient Care Plan During COVID-19 Pandemic 04/14/2020
Admitting Process for Pediatric PUI or Confirmed COVID-19 04/14/2020
Tracheostomy During COVID-19 Pandemic 04/10/2020
How to Add a COVID-19 order to an Existing Order? 04/07/2020
SBAR: Nebulized vs Meter Dose Inhaler (MDI) Bronchodilator and Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy During COVID-19 Pandemic 04/07/2020
Potential COVID-19 Patient Under Investigation Evaluation Pathway for Emergency Department 04/02/2020
Critical Care Intubation/Pearls COVID-19 - Appendix B 04/01/2020
Pandemic Infectious Disease Protocol 04/01/2020
Cardiology Consult Service Policy - COVID-19 Cohorted Patients 04/01/2020
PUI Criteria and Clinical Pearls COVID-19 - Appendix A 04/01/2020
Emergency Department Overflow Tent Plan 04/01/2020
Operating Room Protocol for patients with known or under investigation for COVID-19 03/25/2020

Neonatal Care Protocols

Modified Date
Guidelines of Management of Infant Born to Mother with Proven or Suspected COVID-19 04/01/2020

Personal Protective Equipment

Modified Date
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Toolkit 06/23/2020
OR Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Protocol for COVID-19 04/16/2020
Extended Use of N95 Respirators 03/27/2020
Targeted Masking of Healthcare Personnel 03/25/2020
PPE and Placement Guidelines for Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients 03/20/2020

Autopsy Protocols

Modified Date
Autopsy Protocol for COVID-19 Related Deaths 04/01/2020


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