RACGP issues guidelines for the COVID-positive patient consult

The college is saying that face-to-face consults should only occur when 'absolutely necessary'

Twice-daily oxygen saturation checks with a pulse oximeter are recommended for patients with COVID-19 and any risk factors for serious illness, including all unvaccinated patients, under new RACGP guidelines. 


With the treatment of cases expected shift dramatically towards general practice next year, this week the RACGP released its new guidelines for treating a COVID-19 positive patient in the practice and in the patient's home.

It includes suggestions that, prior to a consultation at the practice, all soft