Wednesday 1 April 2020: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) Emergency Department, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Chief Medical Officer and the island’s primary care providers, has created an easy-to-follow one-page self-assessment guide for members of the community who are concerned they may be infected with COVID-19.
The COVID-19 Patient Symptom Check List and Self-Assessment assigns a score from 1-3 to each COVID-19 symptom. Mild symptoms have low scores while severe symptoms carry a score of 3. Persons tally their scores to determine if they need to call their physician.
“We developed the COVID-19 self-assessment as tool to better manage the needs of our community,” said Chikezie Dean Okereke, MD, BHB Chief Emergency and Hyperbaric Services.
“Providing the public with a guide that eliminates the guesswork on what to do and when to take action, can be instrumental in saving lives and keeping the public informed.”
The checklist is available for download below and from the Resource Material section on the Government website www.gov.bm/coronavirus.
A YouTube video explaining the Covid-19 Patient Symptom Checklist Self-Assessment is also available below.