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PUI Admission Algorithm

Rapid COVID-19 testing cannot be done at KHN Freestanding Emergency Departments as they do not have a hood. 

Suspect case patients who require admission should be transferred to a KHN Hospital with a designated unit. 

Upon arrival there – the patient is tested with the SARS-CoV-2 Rapid test.   If this test is negative but there is still a high suspicion of COVID-19 (fever, cough, hypoxemia, normal WBC, normal PCT, no clear alternate diagnosis such as bacterial pneumonia or CHF) then the patient should remain on the designated unit and have a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test sent. 

Click here for the latest algorithm in determining admission and PUI Testing at emergency departments.

May 21, 2020