Location of Care and Management by Patient Type
Care location will depend on the need for critical care or other specialties such as Obstetrics.
- Non-critically ill patient that does not need medical care requires a consult with the Department of Public Health (DPH) to determine if proper disposition is to include home quarantine.
- Non-critically ill PUI who requires medical care will remain in a segregated/isolated room room in the Emergency Department (ED) until admitted to the ICU, either on the Critical Care or Hospitalist service awaiting test results. If the patient is on a non-intensive care unit, the patient should remain on that unit until test results are available.
- Critically-ill adult patients will be cared for in the ICU in a negative pressure room, if available.