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Physician Documentation

Please find the guidance below for Documentation of care for patients with or suspect COVID-19 Infection: 

  • It is CRITICAL to document the diagnosis or suspicion of COVID 
  • This is used to monitor medication, reporting and shortages 
  • Update the hospital problem list on admission or when a hospitalized patient changes to a Person Under Investigation 
  • The list of diagnoses that pop up for “COVID” are long, and many will not be relevant.  

Although not the currently preferred terms, the first entry that pops up: 

  • Wuhan 
  • Wuhan exposure 
  • Wuhan pneumonia 

are all acceptable to help us monitor and supply critical reporting. 

Thank you ALL for you hard work and dedication 

March 22, 2020