CARE™ Rheumatology Faculty Guidance

Considerations for Rheumatology Patient Management and Treatment during COVID-19 Era

Rheumatology

29 Jul 2020

Why Guidance for treating patients during COVID-19 is important:

Goal for Rheumatology Practice in Canada – protect rheumatology patients from potentially fatal infection without jeopardizing treatment goals.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatological diseases create an inherently immunodeficient, vulnerable state
  • Immunosuppressive therapy may further increase the risk of infection
  • The long-term outcomes of COVID-19 in patients is not fully understood
  • The timing and impact of future waves of infection and delivery of a vaccine are unknown
  • Without effective and sustained containment measures, COVID-19 outbreaks can lead to a patient load that exceeds the capacity of the healthcare system
All COVID-19 Guidances created by CARE™ Steering Faculties: