Terms used in this guideline

Advanced respiratory support

Invasive mechanical ventilation, bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) via translaryngeal tube or tracheostomy, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) via translaryngeal tube, or extracorporeal respiratory support.

Community settings

Settings in which patients who would otherwise be admitted to hospital receive acute medical care provided by members of the hospital team, often working with the patient's GP team. They include 'hospital at home' services and COVID-19 'virtual wards'.

Intermediate dose

For LMWH this is double the standard prophylactic dose for acutely ill medical patients.