Case study Part 2

[Illustration of Mr Cello]

Mr Cello, a 67-years-old male with suspected COVID-19 was transferred to the ICU from the ED.He presents with:

  • fever,
  • coughing,
  • chest pain and
  • respiratory difficulty.

Nine (9) days ago, he met with his son who has now been tested positive for COVID-19. He has a history of diabetes 2 and chronic liver disease.

Healthcare workers assess the patient, administer supplemental oxygen, obtain venous blood sample, order bedside x-ray, and triage to admission in the Intensive Care Unit, educate the patient, apply standard precautions for all patients and  dispose of equipment and PPE.