COVID-19: Quick links for primary care

Page last updated: 5:00pm, 22 September 2021

This page contains quick links to important COVID-19 advice for general practices, pharmacies and other primary care providers.

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  • Medicines management during COVID-19

    The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has advised there is new guidance on medicines management during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance covers the following areas and has been developed to assist health services and clinicians involved in the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines.

    • Managing fever associated with COVID-19
    • Managing a sore throat associated with COVID-19
    • ACE inhibitors and ARBs in COVID-19
    • Clozapine in COVID-19
    • Management of patients on oral anticoagulants during COVID-19
    • Ascorbic acid: Intravenous high dose in COVID-19
    • Treatment in acute care, including oxygen therapy and medicines to support intubation
    • Nebulisation and COVID-19
    • Ongoing medicines management in high-risk patients
    • Medicines shortages

    Visit the Commission’s website for more information.

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