Acute GP Covid protocol

The following is a work in progress, please discuss with Christina/Chris/Sham if any queries

CAEP suggested ED discharge criteria (based on Level C evidence)

1. Has access to food, water, communications, safe accommodation

2. Is at baseline level of function

3. O2 saturation >94% on RA

4. RR<20, HR<110, BP at baseline or expected for age/sex

5. Does not appear clinically decompensated (ie clinically well)

6. Walk test: can walk 30 metres with <5% drop in O2 saturation (even if CXR or POCUS +ive)

Consider discharge advice for patient to perform walk test at home (ideally with O2 sat probe) and return to ED if O2sat<95%


Royal Cornwall Hospital


Cornwall TR1 3LJ

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