Patient care guidance

Guidance for health workers managing suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW.


Last updated 23 October 2020

Airway management during COVID-19 V2.2 (PDF)

Published: 17 March 2020 | Audience: health workers | Size 111 KB, 1 page | Type: Poster

This poster outlines the respiratory precautions for airway management including intubation, extubation, bronchoscopy, airway suction and nebuliser treatment during COVID-19.

Guidance for carbon monoxide testing in pregnancy (PDF)

Published: 14 August 2020 |  Audience: health managers and health workers | Size 105 KB,  4 pages

The purpose of this guidance is to provide infection prevention and control advice for LHDs that elect to undertake CO monitoring in their maternity services.


Management of COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings V3.3 (PDF)

Updated: 23 October 2020 |  Audience: health managers and health workers | Size 590 KB,  34 pages 

This document provides comprehensive guidance on infection prevention and control requirements for the management of patients with suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19 and the use of personal protective equipment in NSW healthcare settings. Extended (sessional) use of some PPE items is included in addition to guidance on patient use of masks.

Appendix 1 (pages 27 to 33) of this document provides recommendations on infection prevention and control requirements for maternity and neonatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read with: Appendix 1,  Maternity and newborn care and NICU and special care delivery from NSW Health

Our Medication, Safety and Quality pages contain COVID-19 related medication information including:

  • medication shortages
  • approval process of medicines for use in NSW public hospitals
  • the supply of medicines used off-label and experimentally in COVID-19