COVID-19 currently has no specific recommended treatment. The current treatment includes supportive care and management of symptoms. Studies are currently underway using medications while your body fights the illness that has been effective against other viruses. If you have a patient who is suspected of having COVID-19, they should be placed in Contact and Airborne Precautions room.
If someone needs to enter the room of a patient with known or suspected COVID-19, that person should adhere to Standard, Contact and Airborne Precautions.
More serious cases of COVID 19, are placed in intensive care units where their breathing can be better controlled with non-invasive respiratory support with treatments like continuous positive airway pressure masks of CPAP masks or they are sedated and placed on a respirator to enable them to breath while their body fights the infection.
We will update this video as more is known about treatments and when they become available.