SARS

Advice for Health Care Professionals

Hospital setting

  - Guidance on the use of respirator masks for Health Care Workers caring for suspect/probable SARS cases (SEHD stockpile distribution) (pdf file)
  - Guidance on the use of respiratory masks
    - Power Point presentation
    - PDF file
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Summary points on the use of respirator masks

  - Information on face masks and respirators - Frequently Asked Question
  - Fact sheet for clinicians: interpreting SARS test results
  - Guidance on microbiological sampling and investigation of possible cases of SARS during the inter-epidemic period
  - A3 - Algorithm for the management of returning travellers from countries affected by avian influenza A (H5N1), presenting with febrile respiratory illness: recognition, investigation and initial management (pdf file)
Note:
This algorithm is for the management of returning travellers from areas affected by avian influenza A (H5N1). At the time of revision there were no zones of SARS re-emergence anywhere in the world. This algorithm will be adjusted if SARS re-emerges.
  - Hospital infection control guidance
  - Patient placement guidance flowchart
  - Guidance for hospitals on the clinical management of SARS
Hospital Management of adults with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
if SARS re-emerges (available from the British Thoracic Society website)

Public Health/ Primary Care

  - SARS Contingency Plan For Scotland (pdf file)
  - A3 - Algorithm for the management of returning travellers from countries affected by avian influenza A (H5N1), presenting with febrile respiratory illness: recognition, investigation and initial management (pdf file)
Note: This algorithm is for the management of returning travellers from areas affected by avian influenza A (H5N1). At the time of revision there were no zones of SARS re-emergence anywhere in the world. This algorithm will be adjusted if SARS re-emerges.
  - Case definition and guidance on reporting, and management of SARS patients in the UK in the post-outbreak period
  - Guidance for Primary Care Practitioners on Investigation management and reporting of SARS Cases and Contacts
  - Summary of management of SARS cases and contacts
  - Surveillance forms
  - Information sheet for contacts (pdf file)
  - Guidance on the use of respirator masks for Health Care Workers caring for suspect /probable SARS cases (SEHD stockpile distribution) (pdf file)
  - Guidance on the use of respiratory masks
    - Power Point presentation
    - PDF file
  - Summary points on the use of respirator masks
  - Procedures for prevention and management of Proabable cases of SARS on International Cargo Vessels (WHO) (weblink)

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