COVID-19 continues to spread nationally and internationally. As we face this unprecedented pandemic, ACEP has assembled this Field Guide to COVID-19 Care in the Emergency Department to assist in this crisis. This resource is a compilation of what we know now on the evaluation and treatment of COVID-19. It is a living document that will be updated as new information, guidance, and best practices evolve. This field guide aims to provide the information emergency physicians need to assess the available resources in their community and determine their local applications. This document is not meant to set a standard of care and does not represent ACEP policy, unless explicitly stated.
Most of you who use this field guide are serving on the front lines. We hope this guide will save lives and protect you and your family. This crisis will end. Until then, be safe.
William P. Jaquis, MD, FACEP
American College of Emergency Physicians