Accessible COVID-19 information translated into more than 30 languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. Materials created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. Fact sheets for children also available.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents temporally related to COVID-19 Scientific Brief. As of 15 May 2020, more than 4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, including more than 285 000 deaths have been reported to WHO. Limited data describe clinical manifestations of COVID-19 that are generally milder in children compared with adults, but also show that some children do require hospitalization and intensive care.
Published on May 19, 2020 (Children's Hospital of Los Angeles). Health and Safety Tips From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, children were a population left relatively untouched by the novel coronavirus. If infected, children often had few symptoms unless an underlying condition compromised their health. It was believed that children could have the disease without suffering from the symptoms."
Society of Critical Care Medicine. Clinicians are sharing early findings about an emerging critical illness predominantly affecting school-aged children and young adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has defined criteria and named it Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19. Cases emerged approximately four weeks after the state saw its peak of COVID-19 adult patients, and many of the MIS-C patients have tested positive for COVID-19 or antibodies, suggesting the condition occurs post-infection.
In considering the resumption of schools during the current phase of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it is critical to balance the risk of direct infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the causative agent of COVID-19) in children with the harms of school closure on their physical and mental health.
POGO is actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and doing our best to keep our teams healthy and our healthcare and hospital partners informed, to ensure continuity of our work on behalf of children with cancer, their families, survivors and the childhood cancer care system.
COVID-19 Resources for Family Physicians - Ontario College of Family Physicians As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we have compiled information and resources to assist you in your ongoing care of your patients. Check this page regularly and follow us on Twitter (@OntarioCollege and @OCFP_President) for updates.
Information on the COVID-19 pandemic is changing quickly. While your local public health authority and children’s hospital will be among your primary sources of information, the Canadian Paediatric Society also has a number of resources to help you manage this rapidly evolving situation. We will update this page as new resources are developed.
On May 7th, Health Canada released new and important guidance about people with disabilities and COVID-19. As the nature of some disabilities may put individuals at a higher risk of infection, you’re invited to consult COVID-19 and people with disabilities in Canada. If you have a disability or care for someone who does, this guidance document contains practical things you can do to protect yourself/them from COVID-19. It also contains useful information about mental health, protective equipment, social distancing and COVID-19 testing in the context of living with a disability. For instance, it clarifies the fact that social distancing should not mean that people with disabilities cannot be accompanied by a supportive care person (family, friend or paid staff) in public."
Dr. Stephen Freedman. While it is clear that COVID-19 infection can have severe impacts on older adults and those with pre-existing respiratory and other conditions, little is known so far about how the virus impacts children. One of CIHR's 99 recently funded Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research projects aims to change that, with a rapidly-launched and intense prospective study that plans to enroll and follow 12,500 children over the coming months with suspected COVID-19 who present to 58 participating emergency departments (ED) in 14 countries."
Children’s Healthcare Canada and Paediatric Project ECHO have partnered to bring you this webinar, which will focus on COVID-19, infection control, and children with chronic disease. During the webinar you will receive answers to your questions related to infection control, particularly in the home care and ambulatory settings, COVID-19, and the care of the child with chronic disease. Paediatric Project ECHO is a virtual community of practice that aims to connect healthcare providers to share knowledge and best practice of care for children and youth with medical complexities. NB: Registration is required to obtain access to past ECHO activities.
Critical updates on COVID-19 from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to providing AAP members, physicians, and health care providers with the latest open access research and guidance recommendations related to COVID-19. As the world responds to the pandemic, we are committed to fast-tracking COVID-19 research articles and publishing them free to read in this collection. The latest research will pre-publish on pediatrics.org and be deposited to PubMed upon final publication
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) HAN HEALTH ADVISORY Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network May 14, 2020. Summary: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing 1) background information on several cases of a recently reported multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and 2) a case definition for this syndrome."
We have guidance on paediatric services, staffing and rotas, education and training and for parents. We're collecting data on the impact on services, producing summaries of the research and presenting clinical data
PIDS continues to work to provide links to COVID-19 resources. Our sources include those provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. COVID-19 updates and resources can also be found on the JPIDS website (https://academic.oup.com/jpids).
WSPID is creating this webpage with resources including guidelines and links to regional / international resources for health professionals caring for children around the world. The resources are a guide only and do not replace your national or institutional guidelines and we urge you to ask for and follow local advice
This page contains information specific to the emergency care of children during the COVID-19 outbreak: COVID-19 in children The following information has been developed based on emerging information and evidence around the clinical presentation and management of children with COVID-19. This information and advice will evolve rapidly. Queensland, Australia
Recently published articles from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s journals, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Critical Care Explorations, relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cochrane Review. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the current COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. Currently there are more than 3,517,345 confirmed cases globally (data from May 6, 2020) with the numbers increasing rapidly every day. However, available data on the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding are sparse.
SYNOPSIS This webinar focuses on the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) Practice Point on the Acute Management of COVID-19, including key recommendations. The statement was written to give guidance to paediatricians and health care providers facing COVID-19 children. This statement was written by the core members of the Acute Care Committee of the Canadian Paediatric Society, and in consultation with multiple Committees and Sections and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Paediatric Society, and multiple stakeholders. In this presentation, these authors will highlight key findings relevant to children, and key considerations that need to be made when treating children in the era of COVID-19."
The Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society presents a webinar on ‘COVID-19 and the pediatric anesthesiologist Part 2 – Focusing on Airway and Pain’, March 28th, 2020.Webinar – Round Table discussion and Q and A. To view the recording please register here: https://bit.ly/COVIDPEDSANES”
Dr. Alison Christy interviews Dr. Natalie Guido Estrada, a pediatric neurologist at Rady Children’s Hospital about how her department shifted to telemedicine quickly, and Dr. Max Perelman, a resident at Oregon Health and Sciences University to hear their experience as a trainee in this time. Finally, Dr. Christy interviews Dr. Heather Lau, of New York University, on how she continues her research and clinical work in the middle of the surge in New York City.” [May 4, 2020]
Dr. Michael Narvey, the voice behind the well-known website All Things Neonatal, offers a clear and concise synopsis of the current (early April 2020) COVID-19 literature regarding newborns, transmission of the virus, and testing within the context of maternal and infant care. Neonatal intensive care units across Canada are facing similar challenges but responding in various ways; Dr. Narvey offers some insight to how decisions are being made in various healthcare settings and what factual information neonatal nurses should be following. Dr. Narvey’s COVID-19 resources: https://www.allthingsneonatal.com/canadian-covid-19-resources/”
CMHO’s nearly 100 member organizations operate in every region of the province, providing treatment and support to children, youth and families. This includes targeted prevention, early intervention, short- and long-term counselling and therapy, and intensive services such as residential care. Children’s Mental Health Ontario agencies are open and providing support via phone and virtually during the Covid-19 response.
• Talking to Your Anxious Child about Covid-19
• Helping Children Through Grief
• Tips for Supporting your Family’s Mental Wellness
• COVID Resources for Families
• General COVID-19 Resources
This hub includes resources on COVID-19 and how to help you cope. There are resources on how to support your child's mental health and general well-being through physical activity, sleep, nutrition and learning. Also included are videos and audio meditations to help you cope with stressful thoughts and experiences that occur throughout your day.
The latest COVID-19 news and resources, as well as tips to protect you and your family.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families as health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and businesses shutter. As the coronavirus has spread, so has misinformation – fueling discrimination and stigma. UNICEF is working with health experts to promote facts over fear, bringing trustworthy guidance to parents, caregivers and educators. We’re on the ground in more than 190 countries, partnering with front-line responders and providing them with the information and resources they need to keep children healthy and learning, protected from sickness and violence. We will get through this together, for every child.” Includes: latest updates, tips and guidance for families, how UNICEF is helping, and media resources.