The new coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2) is particularly dangerous for people over 65 years of age and people with chronic respiratory diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, diseases and therapies that weaken the immune system, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. We advise them to take particular care in complying with the recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) regarding hygiene rules. You can find further information on this subject at www.bag-coronavirus.ch or on the website of the FOPH.
Due to the current development around Covid-19, palliative ch has created the Task Force Focus Corona with representatives from the specialist group of doctors, nursing and pastoral care. The aim of the Task Force is to provide recommendations for health professionals on the treatment of palliative care patients in the various settings - inpatient and outpatient. In doing so, we benefit greatly from our regional network throughout Switzerland. Our guidelines are based on the experience and recommendations of our colleagues from the canton of Ticino.
Recommendations for decision making and palliative care
- Guideline "COVID-19, decision making, and palliative care" (Status 24 March 2020)
- You can also find valuable information at the SAMW
Recommendations for physicians in the inpatient sector
- Guidelines "Therapeutic measures in patients with COVID-19 with expected unfavorable prognosis" (Status 30 March 2020)
Recommendations for general practitioners
- Merkblatt für Hausärzte/Innen "Palliative Behandlung von COVID19 zu Hause und im Pflegeheim" (Stand 03. April 2020)
- Notfallplan für Hausärzte/Innen zur palliativen Behandlung von Corona Lungenentzündung (Stand 03. April 2020)
Recommendations for nursing homes and Spitex
- Merkblatt für Pflegeheime und Spitex "Palliative Behandlung von COVID19 zu Hause und im Pflegeheim" (Stand 03. April 2020)
- Notfallplan für Pflegeheime und Spitex zur palliativen Behandlung von Corona Lungenentzündung (Stand 03. April 2020)
- You can also find valuable information at the FGPG
Recommendations for nursing professionals
- Guidelines für Pflegefachpersonen bei Patientinnen und Patienten mit COVID-19 mit zu erwartender ungünstiger Prognose (Stand 24. März 2020)
Further recommendations for palliative care professionals will follow here shortly.