The following resources are designed to help with managing a COVID-19 case at Waikato DHB.
Use at other sites is welcome, but responsibility to ensure alignment with local policies, procedures, and guidelines belongs with the user.
They can also be accessed via the Waikato DHB COVID-19 Theatre Resources intranet page if you're on the Waikato DHB network. If that link won't work, type "Theatre COVID" into the intranet search box.
Please note - patient management flowcharts will be updated frequently. Please ensure you're using the latest version.
Elective case flowchart (Updated 24 Mar 2020)
Urgent or acute case flowchart for the duty anaesthetist (Updated 9 Apr 2020)
Guidance for anaesthesia of patients with proven or suspected COVID-19 (with additional notes for paediatric considerations)
Guidelines for managment of COVID-19 patients requiring opeative care - summary sheet (If printing, recommend landscape and A3)
Obstetric case management
Preparing theatre - checklists
Items to bring up on the theatre computer before starting a case
Preparing theatre for a COVID-19 Case
Checklists for donning and doffing PPE in operating theatres
Equipment in photos
Anaesthetic set-up and technician guide - Adult and Paeds. (Includes interoperative instructions)