Today, the National Institute of Health (NIH) released the COVID-19 treatment guidelines, available at covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov. The NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guideline is a living document that will be updated as new information becomes available.
The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists President-Elect Susan Davis represents SIDP on the treatment guideline panel. The panel was convened urgently in late March and includes clinicians with expertise in infectious diseases, critical care, emergency medicine, and pharmacy. Dr. Davis is one of six clinical pharmacists on the panel, joining others from federal agencies and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
"I'm honored to work with this diverse group of clinicians and scientists on the treatment guidelines panel. The pharmacy team has been working nonstop to critically evaluate emerging literature and provide pharmacotherapy expertise," says Dr. Davis. "These guidelines will provide essential information for healthcare professionals trying to understand the rationale and limitations of proposed COVID-19 therapies."
"We are very pleased to have SIDP represented on the NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel. SIDP members around the country have been working with their colleagues and communities to design local treatment guidelines, facilitate access to therapies, and educate patients and staff. ID pharmacists provide unique expertise and perspective that is crucial during this ongoing pandemic. We applaud the National Institutes of Health for recognizing and seeking out this expertise," said SIDP President Jason Pogue.
Further information from the NIH regarding these guidelines is available here.
Please visit sidp.org/covid19 for additional educational offerings and resources from SIDP related to COVID-19.