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Global Clinical Mitigation

Global Clinical Mitigation
Updated Mar. 9, 2021
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Clinical Mitigation

Use clinical mitigation strategies to ensure adequate care for COVID-19 patients.

Clinical mitigation encompasses strategies to ensure adequate provision of care for mildly to moderately ill COVID-19 patients, and delivery of other non-COVID-19 essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Setting Up a Community Isolation Center

Pulse Oximetry and Oxygen Use

Sharing and Shifting Tasks to Maintain Essential Healthcare

Maintaining  Essential Services : As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems globally are being overwhelmed. Healthcare services are being compromised in order to meet the demands of caring for COVID-19 patients. However, ensuring delivery of essential health services must be prioritized to prevent increases in morbidity and mortality. Additionally, lock-downs and fear of acquiring the virus may reduce healthcare utilization; mitigation strategies are needed to ensure safe and effective delivery of routine essential services.

Immunizations

Maternal, Newborn, and Child Healthcare

Malaria

HIV/AIDS

Tuberculosis

Sharing and Shifting Tasks to Maintain Essential Healthcare