february 2021

COVID-19: Useful scores in emergency room


Coronavirus infection, unspecified


Access to scales and algorithms such as: Quick COVID-19 severity index - Risk-stratification tool to predict 24-hour respiratory decompensation in admitted patients with COVID-19; Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) - a clinical scale used to reliably measure a person's level of consciousness after a brain injury. RESP Score - Predicts in-hospital survival in adult patients after ECMO for acute respiratory failure. START Triage system a commonly used Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) triage system for catastrophe cenarios. JumpSTART for children. SOFA - Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) Predicts ICU mortality based on lab results and clinical data. MEWS - identifies patients at risk of deterioration who require increased levels of care in ICU. SIRS - Defines the severity of sepsis and septic shock. 4C Mortality Score for COVID-19 - Predicts in-hospital mortality in patients admitted with COVID-19. Creator: Francisco Matos Silva. David Rodrigues. Editor: David Rodrigues.

Last update: february 2021


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The Glasgow structured approach to assessment of the Glasgow Coma Scale [Internet]. Glasgowcomascale.org. [cited 2021 Jan 19]. Available from: https://www.glasgowcomascale.orgOpen Reference

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