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For patients who have been assessed and have symptoms of the COVID-19 virus and referred to the COVID Oximetry@home team to enable the team to monitor the patient's condition closely for the first 14 days of symptoms.
Suitability for self-monitoring should be through shared decision making.
Some patients will not be for monitoring by this team:
Self-monitoring is suitable for adult patients more likely to experience worsening or life-threatening silent hypoxia. The monitoring provides additional support to those patients who are assessed as well enough to be managing their symptoms at home.
Patients are suitable for self-monitoring if they are:
1. Diagnosed with COVID: either clinically, or via a positive test result
3. Aged 18 years or older and at a higher risk from COVID where clinical judgement applies taking into consideration risk factors such as pregnancy, learning disability, caring responsibilities, deprivation, mental health, comorbidities etc.
Once you have identified that the patient would benefit from self-monitoring you should:
Publication date: December 2020
Updated: April 2023
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