How to recognise and manage post-acute 'Long COVID'?
Find out the latest evidence and advice to manage patients reporting symptoms of 'long COVID' with this practical infographic, ahead of the upcoming joint guidance by NICE, SIGN and RCGP. [Please download the infographic for best image quality on mobile devices.]
- Data and knowledge of long-term effects of COVID-19 are still emerging, and the picture may change from month to month.
- Sharing experiences, findings, patterns and successful practices is vital to help the medical community as a whole understand COVID-19 more fully.
- Post-acute COVID/Long COVID symptoms may be atypical for the disease; while the main and best-known symptoms are cough, fever and loss of taste, many more symptoms may arise over the short and long term.
- Public awareness of long COVID is low; patients may believe they are the only one. Listen and empathise with patients and reassure them that this is an increasingly well recognised syndrome.
- NICE and SIGN are working with the RCGP to develop a joint guideline on managing persistent symptoms of COVID-19. It is expected to be published by the end of the year.